Plastic Extruder Operator Salary (United States)

A Plastic Extruder Operator earns an average wage of $13.73 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Plastic Extruder Operator Salary (?
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$10.16 - $19.15
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Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $19.15  
   
Overtime
$12.01 - $28.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,961  
   
Profit Sharing
$688 - $1,831  
Total Pay (?
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$22,604 - $44,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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Job Description for Plastic Extruder Operator

  • Monitor safety and maintenance needs on the plant floor, reporting major problems and fixing minor ones.
  • Set up, monitor, and operate plastic extrusion equipment, troubleshooting to meet output goals.
  • Inspect products for quality and conformance to specifications.
  • Operate a forklift or other equipment to move materials and products from one area to another.

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Experience Affects Plastic Extruder Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%
Experienced
up arrow 26%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$30,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 19%