The average wage for a Production Technician is $16.08 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Systems Troubleshooting, Equipment Maintenance, and Troubleshooting.
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$28,882 - $60,132
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MEDIAN: $43,845
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$11.44 - $24.48
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,882 - $60,132  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,032  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,598  
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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$25,204 - $57,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.44 - $24.48  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.30  
Overtime
$15.98 - $36.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,032  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,598  
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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$25,204 - $57,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 588

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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.

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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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Key Stats for Production Technician

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Production Technician Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Production Technician Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 39%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 24%



Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$37,000

Training
up arrow 1%

Machine Operation
up arrow 3%

Audio Visual Equipment Use
up arrow 6%

Production Support
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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