Plastic Extruder Operator Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Plastic Extruder Operators in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $13.87 per hour nationwide. Job satisfaction for Plastic Extruder Operators is high. Although just under a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,537 - $69,531
(Median)
$21K
$33K
$70K
MEDIAN: $33,000
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$10.33 - $19.32
(Median)
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$20,537 - $69,531  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,953  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $1,800  
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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$22,675 - $44,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.33 - $19.32  
   
Overtime
$12.58 - $27.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,953  
   
Profit Sharing
$600 - $1,800  
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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$22,675 - $44,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $28K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $32K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $38K in this role. Plastic Extruder Operators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $42K.

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Experience Affects Plastic Extruder Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 23%