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Production/Manufacturing Technician Salary

Median pay for Production & Manufacturing Technicians in the United States is around $16.60 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $2K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K, overall incomes of Production & Manufacturing Technicians spread between $26K and $59K depending on individual performance. Most Production & Manufacturing Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and a majority get vision plans, too. 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. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,361 - $64,351
(Median)
$33K
$47K
$64K
MEDIAN: $46,538
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$11.54 - $23.90
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,361 - $64,351  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,047  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $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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$25,879 - $58,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.54 - $23.90  
   
Overtime
$15.30 - $33.84  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,047  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $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).
)
$25,879 - $58,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227

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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.


Production & Manufacturing Technicians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $35K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $38K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $42K in this role. After two decades in the workforce, the average Production & Manufacturing Technician generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $50K.

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Experience Affects Production/Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 14%
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