Production Technician Salary

Production Technicians in the United States take home approximately $16.67 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Production Technicians varies from $26K to $59K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $4K each. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and experience level are driving factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Male Production Technicians are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The majority of Production Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,087 - $60,795
$29K
$43K
$61K
MEDIAN: $43,241
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$11.86 - $25.46
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.67
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$0$60K
Salary $29,087 - $60,795
Bonus $0.00 - $4,080
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $3,973
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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$25,724 - $59,015
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 110
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $11.86 - $25.46
Hourly Tips $0.30
Overtime $16.52 - $38.31
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,080
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $3,973
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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$25,724 - $59,015
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 666

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Job Description for Production Technician

In an assembly or manufacturing plant, the individuals who work with items and prepare them for further production/assembly are production technicians. The production technician usually holds an entry-level job in a company; however, a manufacturing company needs production personnel to exercise quality control, operate machinery efficiently and safely, and possess basic math and manual manufacturing abilities.

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Production Technician Tasks

  • Monitor and adjust production processes or equipment for quality and productivity.
  • Inspect finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications.
  • Follow all regulations, policies, and procedures for health, safety, and environmental compliance.
  • Set up and operate production equipment and perform basic maintenance on machine.
  • Responsible for machine operation and crew in an industrial setting.

Common Career Paths for Production Technician


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While Production Technicians do not often become Manufacturing Production Managers, the job pays $63K per year on average. Manufacturing Production Supervisors or Production Supervisors are common next-step roles for Production Technicians moving up in their careers; annual pay for Manufacturing Production Supervisors is $13K higher on average, and it's $13K higher for Production Supervisors.

Production Technician Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Production Technician


Production Technicians flock to General Electric Co (GE) for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $50K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Production Technician


Survey results imply that Production Technicians put a diverse skill set to use. Lucky workers who know Systems Troubleshooting can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 16 percent and 30 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Audio Visual Equipment Use and Machine Operation. Most people familiar with Safety Compliance also know Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Technician

Pay by Experience for a Production Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 482 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 182 salaries. An experienced Production Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 121 salaries. A Production Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 45 salaries.

Production Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Production Technician?

Production Technician in Medford:
"Great working environment."
Pros: The people I work with are for the most part very open and helpful. The manager of the production floor has made an effort to open lines of communication between every employee and the environment feels extremely happy and loving.
Cons: The systems we have in place could be better. Scrap, inventory, AI's and quality in general all need strong changes.

Production Technician in Atlanta:
"Its ok for the most part I like the production part."
Pros: Getting to do/set productions on any given day of the week. Getting to use and operate a camera . Meeting new people.
Cons: Lack of communication and organization. Not having enough time to edit. Management. Having to shoot 4 or 5 shows at one time.

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Key Stats for Production Technician

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 138 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Production Technician Salaries

▲33%

▲11%

▲8%

National Average
$38,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Production Technician Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
▲30%


Equipment Maintenance
▲16%


▲3%



Production Support
▼0%

National Average
$38,000

Machine Operation
▼6%

Audio Visual Equipment Use
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 19%
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