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Production/Manufacturing Technician Salary

Production & Manufacturing Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $16.58 per hour. Total cash compensation to Production & Manufacturing Technicians approaches anywhere from $26K on the lower end to $59K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $2K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Production & Manufacturing Technicians who answered the questionnnaire. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and the greater part get vision insurance. The majority of Production & Manufacturing Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,523 - $64,109
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$64K
MEDIAN: $46,223
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$11.44 - $23.87
(Median)
$11
$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
$33,523 - $64,109  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,483  
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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$25,883 - $58,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.44 - $23.87  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $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 - $2,483  
   
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).
)
$25,883 - $58,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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 many Production & Manufacturing Technicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly 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. For Production & Manufacturing Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $43K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $51K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Production/Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

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
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
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%