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Production Technician Salary

Earnings for Production Technicians in the United States come in at around $16.53 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 $24K and $60K. Geographic location 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. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Production Technicians who answered the questionnnaire. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Production Technicians — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,296 - $62,349
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$62K
MEDIAN: $41,114
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$10.82 - $25.10
(Median)
$11
$17
$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
$29,296 - $62,349  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,051  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $2,402  
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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$24,478 - $60,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.82 - $25.10  
   
Overtime
$16.44 - $36.23  
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 - $5,051  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $2,402  
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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$24,478 - $60,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 419

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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 who go on to become Manufacturing Production Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Manufacturing Production Managers is $62K annually. A Production Technician may also move into a role as a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or a Production & Manufacturing Technician.

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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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Troubleshooting. Most people experienced in 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $36K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $38K on average. Production Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $41K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $48K.

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

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
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
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