The average wage for a Production Operator is $15.09 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Systems Computer/Console Operations is associated with high pay for this job.
Production Operator Total Pay (?
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$25,461 - $70,637
(Median)
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57K
71K
MEDIAN: $40,397
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Production Operator Total Pay (?
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$10.28 - $23.73
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$25,461 - $70,637  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,525  
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $4,027  
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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$23,715 - $63,297  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 952
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.28 - $23.73  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $35.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,525  
   
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $4,027  
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).
)
$23,715 - $63,297  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 952
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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
Lafayette
up arrow 98%
Houston
up arrow 43%
Los Angeles
up arrow 17%
Orlando
up arrow 13%
Chicago
up arrow 11%
National Average
$36,000
Dallas
up arrow 3%
Portland
up arrow 3%
St. Louis
up arrow 6%
Indianapolis
up arrow 13%
Atlanta
up arrow 19%
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Experience Affects Production Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%
Late-Career
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Production Operator Salaries

Systems Computer/Console Operations
up arrow 40%
Maintenance
up arrow 7%
National Average
$36,000
Machine Operation
up arrow 1%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 14%
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