Production Technician Salary

Median pay for Production Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $16.44 per hour. Total cash compensation for Production Technicians runs from $24K to $59K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $2K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most Production Technicians survey respondents are men (77 percent). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,093 - $63,615

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$10.89 - $24.77

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,093 - $63,615  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,059  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,073  
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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$24,454 - $59,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $24.77  
   
Overtime
$16.81 - $35.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,059  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,073  
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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$24,454 - $59,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 446
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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.

Common Career Paths for Production Technician


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Production Technicians' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Manufacturing Production Manager. The average Manufacturing Production Manager brings home $62K per year. A Production Technician often moves on to become a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or a Production & Manufacturing Technician.

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Popular Skills for Production Technician


Typical Production Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Electronic Troubleshooting, Safety Compliance, Training, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Troubleshooting. For most people, competency in Safety Compliance indicates knowledge of Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Technician

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


For Production Technicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $36K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $39K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Production Technicians make a median salary of $41K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Production Technicians with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $48K.

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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
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National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Production Technician Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
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Safety Compliance
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National Average
$38,000

Training
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Troubleshooting
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 14%
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