Plastic Extruder Operator Salary

Plastic Extruder Operators in the United States can expect wages of $15.39 per hour on average. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,328 - $69,043
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$38K
$69K
MEDIAN: $38,124
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$11.73 - $20.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,328 - $69,043  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $3,523  
Profit Sharing
$900  
Total Pay (?
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$24,954 - $50,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $20.80  
   
Overtime
$14.53 - $29.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$204.26 - $3,523  
   
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$24,954 - $50,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 304

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Job Description for Plastic Extruder Operator

Plastic extrusion operators generally work in areas of plastics manufacturing, aerospace manufacturing, and automotive manufacturing. This job is similar to other labor jobs in that, most of the time, people in this position do not require a high school diploma to work in the field. Plastic extrusion operators do go through job training, however, to learn the equipment and movements required to do the job successfully.

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Plastic Extruder Operator Tasks

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Plastic Extruder Operator

Pay by Experience for a Plastic Extruder Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Plastic Extruder Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 146 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Plastic Extruder Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Plastic Extruder Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 73 salaries. A Plastic Extruder Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 31 salaries.

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Key Stats for Plastic Extruder Operator

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Plastic Extruder Operator Salaries

Experienced
▲19%

Late-Career
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 13%
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