$43,859
Avg. Salary
$16.80
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,200

Bonus

$1,437

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Production Technician is $16.80 per hour.

The average pay for a Production Technician is $43,859 per year.

10%
$11.94
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$16.80
50%
$25.29
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MEDIAN $16.80
10%
$31k
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$44k
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$63k
90%
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MEDIAN $43,859
$30,749 - $63,411
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$63K
MEDIAN: $43,859
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$11.94 - $25.29
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$0$63K
Salary $30,749 - $63,411
Bonus $0.00 - $4,140
Profit Sharing $25.53 - $4,099
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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$25,992 - $58,893
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 220
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $11.94 - $25.29
Hourly Tips $0.21
Overtime $16.91 - $38.08
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,140
Profit Sharing $25.53 - $4,099
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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$25,992 - $58,893
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,205

Job Description

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
  • Monitor and adjust production processes or equipment for quality and productivity.
  • Inspect finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications.
  • Follow all regulations, policies, and procedures for health, safety, and environmental compliance.
  • Set up and operate production equipment and perform basic maintenance on machine.
  • Responsible for machine operation and crew in an industrial setting.

Popular Employer Salaries

$0$54K

$23,863

Sanofi Pasteur
10 profiles
$47,101

$48,724

Common Career Paths


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While Production Technicians do not often become Manufacturing Production Managers, the job pays $63K per year on average. Manufacturing Production Supervisors or Production Supervisors are common next-step roles for Production Technicians moving up in their careers; annual pay for Manufacturing Production Supervisors is $13K higher on average, and it's $13K higher for Production Supervisors.

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Popular Skills


Survey results imply that Production Technicians put a diverse skill set to use. Lucky workers who know Systems Troubleshooting can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 16 percent and 30 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Audio Visual Equipment Use and Machine Operation. Most people familiar with Safety Compliance also know Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Production Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 482 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 182 salaries. An experienced Production Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 121 salaries. A Production Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 45 salaries.

Job Reviews

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

Production Technician in Gurnee:
"Stressful."
Pros: Learning new things and there isn’t one day that is the same.
Cons: I have too many responsibilities because all of our management is new (within first year of employment)

Production Technician in Decatur:
"Could be better."
Pros: Close to family
Cons: Low pay

Production Technician:
The BEST job I ever had!! They help you to become a stronger person so you can advance in your career there or else where. Benefits where good. But with Bayer taking over it’s a different story. The management is good with working with everyone when you have questions or need help.

Production Technician in Scottsville:
Pros: I have an opportunity to be creative in addressing problems.
Cons: I do not see a viable future in this position.

Production Technician in Madison:
"Keep looking."
Watch what you say, be careful who you trust and do not expect to be treated fairly.

Production Technician in Atlanta:
"Its ok for the most part I like the production part."
Pros: Getting to do/set productions on any given day of the week. Getting to use and operate a camera . Meeting new people.
Cons: Lack of communication and organization. Not having enough time to edit. Management. Having to shoot 4 or 5 shows at one time.

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.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 293 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲31%

▲10%

▲7%

National Average
$39,000

▼11%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
▲29%

Equipment Maintenance
▲15%



▲2%



National Average
$39,000

Production Support
▼1%

Machine Operation
▼8%

Audio Visual Equipment Use
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 293 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 18%