Production Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $16.08 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Production Technicians stretch from $25K on the lower end to $58K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K from bonuses and $3K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Male Production Technicians are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Production Technicians are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,882 - $60,132
(Median)
$29K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $43,845
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$11.44 - $24.48
(Median)
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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

  • 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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Though not the most common occurrence, Production Technicians sometimes become Manufacturing Production Managers, where the average income is $62K per year. It is quite typical for Production Technicians to transition into roles as Manufacturing Production Supervisors or Production & Manufacturing Technicians, where reported median earnings are $14K and $1K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Production Technician


General Electric Co (GE) attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $50K.

Popular Skills for Production Technician


Survey results suggest that Production Technicians put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Systems Troubleshooting, Equipment Maintenance, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent, 24 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Production Support, Audio Visual Equipment Use, and Machine Operation. Most people familiar with Safety Compliance also know Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Technician

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


Production Technicians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $34K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $40K. On average, Production Technicians make $42K following one to two decades on the job. Production Technicians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $51K.

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




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%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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