Plastic Extruder Operator Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Plastic Extruder Operator is $13.79 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Plastic Extruder Operator Total Pay (?
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$9.89 - $19.51
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.89 - $19.51  
   
Overtime
$8.32 - $29.08  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $1,949  
   
Profit Sharing
$688 - $1,831  
Total Pay (?
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$21,856 - $45,691  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Plastic Extruder Operator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Plastic Extruder Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%
Experienced
up arrow 26%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%
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Gender
Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 19%
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