Production Operator Salary

The average wage for a Production Operator is $15.45 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 computer, Systems Computer/Console Operations, and Safety Compliance.

$29,523 - $137,099
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$50K
$140K
MEDIAN: $49,936
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$10.88 - $23.77
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MEDIAN: $15.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,523 - $137,099  
   
Bonus
$246.13 - $4,632  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $4,438  
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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$23,935 - $62,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 276
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.88 - $23.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.70  
Overtime
$15.28 - $37.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$246.13 - $4,632  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $4,438  
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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$23,935 - $62,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,044

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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

  • Simultaneously operate multiple pieces of equipment to produce products efficiently.
  • Monitor gauges or other indicators to assess progress, production, and maintenance needs.
  • Inspect and quality check products, and verify accuracy.
  • Interpret specifications and calibrate machines to reach goals.

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Pay by Experience Level for Production Operator

Pay by Experience for a Production Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 1,946 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 837 salaries. An experienced Production Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 658 salaries. A Production Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 279 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,047

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Production Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Production Operator?

Production Operator in Shoemakersville:
"High stress level, the management is full of terrible people."
Pros: I love that this job provides an opportunity for me to participate in job sites.
Cons: Everyone always have a bad attitude even the supervisors. Alot of slamming and yelling.

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Key Stats for Production Operator

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 472 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Production Operator Salaries

▲19%

▲14%

▲7%

National Average
$36,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Production Operator Salaries

computer
▲37%

Systems Computer/Console Operations
▲30%

Safety Compliance
▲29%



Training
▲4%


National Average
$36,000


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▼6%

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▼7%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▼8%

▼9%

Production
▼13%

Data Entry
▼20%

Shipping
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 472 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 16%
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