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Production Technician Salary

The average wage for a Production Technician is $16.26 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
$28,889 - $61,783
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,968
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$10.43 - $24.63
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,889 - $61,783  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,941  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,750  
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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$23,858 - $60,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.43 - $24.63  
   
Overtime
$15.79 - $36.74  
National Annualized 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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,941  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,750  
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).
)
$23,858 - $60,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 379
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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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Production Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%



National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Production Technician Salaries


Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%

National Average
$37,000

Training
up arrow 1%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 15%