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Production Operator Salary

The average wage for a Production Operator is $15.30 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.

$25,741 - $79,726
(Median)
$26K
$43K
$80K
MEDIAN: $43,337
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$10.35 - $24.23
(Median)
$10
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$25,741 - $79,726  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,985  
Profit Sharing
$100.50 - $5,037  
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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$23,539 - $64,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 209
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.35 - $24.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.69  
Overtime
$15.10 - $37.64  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,985  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.50 - $5,037  
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).
)
$23,539 - $64,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,712

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

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

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Production Operator Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 82%

Systems Computer/Console Operations
up arrow 39%

Maintenance
up arrow 6%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

National Average
$36,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 3%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 5%

Production Support
up arrow 7%

Team Leadership
up arrow 10%

Shipping
up arrow 13%

Assembler
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 353 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 15%