Production Technology

Production technicians perform, plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.

Description 2013 Jobs 2016 Jobs
(Projected)
Median Pay
(Hourly)
Low Pay
(Hourly)
High Pay
(Hourly)
Industrial Production Managers 5,254 5,607 $51.15 $29.24 $95.21
Engineering Technicians 4,626 4,857 $31.98 $18.61 $49.60
Production Workers 12,033 12,505 $10.74 $8.05 $16.56

*Jobs for recently announced petrochemical projects not yet included.
Source: QCEW (Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages) Employees, Non-QCEW Employees, Self-Employed & Extended Proprietors – EMSI 2013.4 Class of Worker BETA. Job and wage information drawn from counties touching a 100-mile radius of Baytown, Texas.

Production Technology

Programs of Study

Associate of Applied Science, Manufacturing Engineering Technology – MAET2

General Requirements

Some workers enter this field with a high school diploma. However, special training is often required, so these workers commonly have a postsecondary degree or certificate. Manager-level positions generally require a degree program consisting of at least 4 years but not more than 5 years of full-time equivalent academic work. (Source: Texas Workforce Commission)