Production/Manufacturing Technician Salary

Pay for Production & Manufacturing Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $16.68 per hour. Cash earnings for Production & Manufacturing Technicians — including $2K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $26K to $59K depending on individual performance. Most claim medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Production & Manufacturing Technicians greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Production & Manufacturing Technicians. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,141 - $64,583

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$11.46 - $23.07

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,141 - $64,583  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,058  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,904  
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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$25,780 - $58,579  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.46 - $23.07  
   
Overtime
$15.66 - $33.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,058  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,904  
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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$25,780 - $58,579  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 219
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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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced worker earns $35K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $38K. Production & Manufacturing Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $41K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Production & Manufacturing Technicians with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $49K.

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Experience Affects Production/Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

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 60 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 15%
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