Production Technician Salary

The average wage for a Production Technician is $16.24 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Systems Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job.
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$29,218 - $61,318
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$61K
MEDIAN: $42,154
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$10.97 - $24.13
(Median)
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,218 - $61,318  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,027  
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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$24,738 - $57,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.97 - $24.13  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.50  
Overtime
$16.26 - $35.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,027  
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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$24,738 - $57,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 587
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Production Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Production Technician Reviews

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.

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Experience Affects Production Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%



National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Production Technician Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 45%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 5%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

National Average
$37,000

Safety Compliance
up arrow 1%

Training
up arrow 2%

Machine Operation
up arrow 3%

Production Support
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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