A Production Technician earns an average wage of $15.46 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Production Technician Total Pay (?
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$27,613 - $65,117
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65K
MEDIAN: $40,466
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Production Technician Total Pay (?
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$10.33 - $24.14
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,613 - $65,117  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,810  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $2,250  
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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$23,818 - $61,004  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 526
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.33 - $24.14  
   
Overtime
$14.38 - $36.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,810  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $2,250  
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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$23,818 - $61,004  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 526
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Production Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Production Technician Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 8%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%
Training
up arrow 3%
National Average
$36,000
Troubleshooting
up arrow 11%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 96 votes.
Gender
Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 16%
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