Production Operator Salary

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.

$26,780 - $88,355
(Median)
$27K
$46K
$88K
MEDIAN: $46,169
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$10.36 - $24.12
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$26,780 - $88,355  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,889  
Profit Sharing
$99.71 - $4,146  
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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$23,325 - $63,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 299
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $24.12  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$15.22 - $37.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,889  
   
Profit Sharing
$99.71 - $4,146  
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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$23,325 - $63,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,710
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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

National Average: $35,687

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Production Operator Reviews

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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Experience Affects Production Operator Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Production Operator Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 83%

Systems Computer/Console Operations
up arrow 40%



Maintenance
up arrow 7%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 2%

forklift
up arrow 5%

Production Support
up arrow 6%

up arrow 10%

Shipping
up arrow 13%

Team Leadership
up arrow 17%

Precision Measurement
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 441 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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