Production Technician Salary

Production Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $16.49 per hour on average. In the world of Production Technicians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $2K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $25K and $59K. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Production Technicians survey respondents are men (77 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$29,056 - $62,026
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $41,943
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$10.98 - $24.68
(Median)
$11
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,056 - $62,026  
   
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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$24,604 - $59,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.98 - $24.68  
   
Overtime
$17.11 - $35.99  
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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$24,604 - $59,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 434
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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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As Production Technicians transition into upper-level roles such as Manufacturing Production Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Manufacturing Production Managers earn $62K on average per year. Becoming a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or a Production & Manufacturing Technician is a common transition from a Production Technician role.

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Popular Skills for Production Technician


Production Technicians typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Safety Compliance, Electronic Troubleshooting, Training, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Troubleshooting. It is often found that people who know Safety Compliance are also skilled in 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $36K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $38K. Production Technicians bring in $41K after working for 10 to 20 years. Production Technicians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $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

Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Training
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Troubleshooting
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
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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