Median pay for Production & Manufacturing Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $16.72 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Production & Manufacturing Technicians greatly outnumber their female counterparts. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$37,148 - $71,490
$37K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,534
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50%
90%

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$12.07 - $23.34
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,148 - $71,490  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,851  
Profit Sharing
$1,875  
Total Pay (?
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$25,856 - $58,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.07 - $23.34  
   
Overtime
$17.57 - $32.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,851  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,875  
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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$25,856 - $58,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 107

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Production/Manufacturing Technician


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Production & Manufacturing Technicians might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Manufacturing Production Supervisor, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $51K per year.

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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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $37K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $38K. Production & Manufacturing Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $39K. 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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Key Stats for Production/Manufacturing Technician

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Production/Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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