Production Operator Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Production Operator is $15.27 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Safety Compliance and Systems Computer/Console Operations.
Production Operator Total Pay (?
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$25,544 - $82,342
(Median)
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82K
MEDIAN: $42,256
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Production Operator Total Pay (?
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$10.27 - $24.14
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$25,544 - $82,342  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,963  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $5,139  
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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$23,522 - $64,848  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $24.14  
   
Overtime
$14.97 - $36.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,963  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $5,139  
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).
)
$23,522 - $64,848  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,290
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Job Description for Production Operator

Production operators monitor equipment during operations. Attention to detail while monitoring gauges and lines is required. The ability to troubleshoot and maintain production line machinery typically is preferred. Operators generally are responsible for accurately and completely documenting production activities in a timely manner. Auxiliary tasks may include housekeeping, inspections, safety walkthroughs, organization, and transport. Responsibilities may include direct handling of products including during production, specification checks, and packaging.
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Production Operator Tasks
  • Inspect and quality check products, and verify accuracy.
  • Interpret specifications and calibrate machines to reach goals.
  • Simultaneously operate multiple pieces of equipment to produce products efficiently.
  • Monitor gauges or other indicators to assess progress, production, and maintenance needs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Production Operator

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

Pay Difference By Location

Baton Rouge
up arrow 96%
Houston
up arrow 38%
Chicago
up arrow 34%
Vancouver
up arrow 19%
Los Angeles
up arrow 15%
Phoenix
up arrow 5%
National Average
$36,000
Portland
up arrow 2%
Dallas
up arrow 4%
Indianapolis
up arrow 7%
St. Louis
up arrow 7%
Detroit
up arrow 7%
Buffalo
up arrow 13%
Atlanta
up arrow 15%
Grand Rapids
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New York
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Experience Affects Production Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%
Late-Career
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Production Operator Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 59%
Systems Computer/Console Operations
up arrow 38%
Maintenance
up arrow 5%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%
National Average
$36,000
Machine Operation
up arrow 4%
Team Leadership
up arrow 10%
Shipping
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 15%
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