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 2014 Jobs 2018 Jobs
(Projected)
Median Pay
(Hourly)
Low Pay
(Hourly)
High Pay
(Hourly)
Industrial Production Managers 4,151 4,329 $53.16 $30.20 $100.44
Manufacturing Production Technician 3,975 4,193 $32.45 $19.26 $50.49
Production Workers 13,322 13,891 $11.31 $8.08 $17.71

*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 2014.3 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)