Production & Manufacturing Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $16.66 per hour. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Production & Manufacturing Technicians who answered the questionnnaire. Slightly more than a fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a fair number claim dental coverage as well. Most Production & Manufacturing Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,987 - $66,977
(Median)
$37K
$49K
$67K
MEDIAN: $49,056
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$11.98 - $23.27
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,987 - $66,977  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
Profit Sharing
$2,688  
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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$25,794 - $56,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.98 - $23.27  
   
Overtime
$17.22 - $32.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,688  
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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$25,794 - $56,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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.

Common Career Paths for Production/Manufacturing Technician


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Production & Manufacturing Technicians often transition into Manufacturing Production Supervisor positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Manufacturing Production Supervisors earn $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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $36K, 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 $36K. On average, Production & Manufacturing Technicians make $42K following 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 25%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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