$50,716
Avg. Salary
$19.87
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,045

Bonus

$2,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Process Technician is $19.87 per hour.

The average pay for a Process Technician is $50,716 per year.

10%
$14.41
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$19.87
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$27.99
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MEDIAN $19.87
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$35k
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$51k
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$75k
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MEDIAN $50,716
$34,879 - $75,306
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MEDIAN: $50,716
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$0$75K
Salary $34,879 - $75,306
Bonus $0.00 - $4,912
Profit Sharing $403 - $7,946
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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$31,631 - $69,283
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 297
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $14.41 - $27.99
Hourly Tips $0.20
Overtime $20.67 - $42.19
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,912
Profit Sharing $403 - $7,946
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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$31,631 - $69,283
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,511

Job Description for Process Technician

A process technician’s main duties center around maintaining manufacturing process equipment and ensuring such machinery operates in a clean organized environment. To do this, process technicians are required to schedule and perform regular maintenance, cleaning, and repairs of all equipment; they also order necessary machine parts and upgrade equipment when necessary to ensure optimal performance. In addition, process technicians perform some administrative tasks, such as documenting all machine maintenance, making equipment orders, and improving or developing safety guidelines for equipment use. Most individuals in these positions work during first shift; however, there are some companies that hire second-shift process technicians as well.

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Process Technician Tasks
  • Work to plan, analyze and control the quality of manufacturing processes.
  • Provide training to team members on relevant industry processes and equipment operations safety.
  • Continuously monitor all operations and processes to prevent and correct equipment malfunctions.
  • Monitor equipment and take action in the event of problems.
  • Responsible for process technology equipment operation and safety.

Popular Employer Salaries for Process Technician


For Process Technicians, comfortable salaries can be found at ExxonMobil Corporation; in fact, median earnings sit around $78K, the highest in the area.

Common Career Paths for Process Technician


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Many Process Technicians move into a Process Engineer role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $72K per year. An Injection Molding Technician role is the most prevalent career advancement for Process Technicians. Paychecks for that role are $39K on average. The Manufacturing Production Supervisor position is another common transition for Process Technicians; in this role, salaries are typically at the $51K mark.

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Popular Skills for Process Technician


Process Technicians seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Scientific Molding, Safety Compliance, Equipment Maintenance, and Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training, Manufacturing Process Engineering, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. For most people, competency in Process Improvement indicates knowledge of Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Process Technician

Pay by Experience for a Process Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Process Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 519 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Process Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 243 salaries. An experienced Process Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 256 salaries. A Process Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 135 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

45%

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-9%

-18%

National Average: $45,945

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Process Technicians, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Process Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+36 percent), Greenville (+31 percent), San Jose (+31 percent), and Charlotte (+12 percent). Rochester is the lowest-paying area, 17 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Cincinnati and Phoenix (12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Process Technician Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Process Technician?

Process Technician in Casper:
Lots of on the job training. Good job.

Process Technician in Surgoinsville:
Pros: How close the company is to my home.
Cons: I make to little for the work I do.

Process Technician in Maryville:
"Stator 3rd shift."
Pros: Challenging and fast paced. Never a dull moment. The line is used from Japan. It was run by 12 Asociates in Japan and run by 5 here in Tn. Production numbers are 2563 a shift. We run 3k to 3600 on average 6 days a week.
Cons: Rotation of team members. 4 group leaders in less than 10 months. 12 temps in less then 6 months. Our line is very technical to train for. Turn over for employees makes it hard to want to train others.

Process Technician in Chattanooga:
"Oppurtunity for advancement."
Ask questions, do not do anything you are not comfortable doing with out help from some one with experience.

Process Technician in Nashua:
"Schooling."
Get a plastics degree. Process or Engineering.

Process Technician in Millersburg:
"Proccessing."
Pros: I like to process and troubleshoot problems.
Cons: I dont like all the responsibility I havefor the amount of money I make.

Process Technician in Alpha:
"Cool, Interesting, Stressful."
Pros: There are many opportunities for advancement. Educational reimbursement provided.
Cons: Horrible management that is not qualified for the position they hold, just left over from a by out of Spectra Gas.

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Key Stats for Process Technician

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 388 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Process Technician Salaries

▲11%

▲11%

▲1%

National Average
$46,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Process Technician Salaries

Scientific Molding
▲18%

Safety Compliance
▲10%

Equipment Maintenance
▼0%

National Average
$46,000

Troubleshooting
▼1%

Process Improvement
▼1%

▼1%



Manufacturing Process Engineering
▼11%

Training
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 388 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 12%