Production/Manufacturing Technician Salary

Median pay for Production & Manufacturing Technicians in the United States is around $16.43 per hour. In the world of Production & Manufacturing Technicians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $25K and $58K. For the most part, Production & Manufacturing Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Production & Manufacturing Technicians are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a fair number, and more than half earn vision coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,141 - $64,583
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$65K
MEDIAN: $48,773
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$11.53 - $23.09
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,141 - $64,583  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,953  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,484 - $58,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.53 - $23.09  
   
Overtime
$16.81 - $34.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,953  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,484 - $58,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 228
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Job Description for Production/Manufacturing Technician

Production manufacturing technicians are responsible for performing many production-centered processes. Workplace accidents hinder profits, so a successful technician in this position must abide by all environmental, health, and safety guidelines. If they have concerns about the operation of a piece of equipment, they should seek guidance from a supervisor as soon as possible. Conforming to production values set forth by team supervisors is key, and good analytical skills, attention to accuracy/detail, and a keen eye for discrepancies are necessary.

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Production/Manufacturing Technician Tasks

  • Perform equipment duties in production according to standard operating procedures.
  • Assist with daily manufacturing operations in manufacturing facility.
  • Confirm correct materials and appropriate quantities are used, report any discrepancies.
  • Maintain records in a facility environment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Production/Manufacturing Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Production & Manufacturing Technicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $34K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $37K. Production & Manufacturing Technicians see a median salary of $41K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Production & Manufacturing Technician with more than 20 years of experience can earn $48K on average.

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Experience Affects Production/Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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