A Production Worker earns an average wage of $12.00 per hour. A skill in Machine Operation is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Production Worker Total Pay (?
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$19,817 - $55,840
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34K
45K
56K
MEDIAN: $33,820
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Production Worker Total Pay (?
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$8.65 - $17.86
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,817 - $55,840  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,542  
Profit Sharing
$49.32 - $6,082  
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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$18,653 - $43,098  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.65 - $17.86  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.64  
Overtime
$12.31 - $27.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,542  
   
Profit Sharing
$49.32 - $6,082  
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).
)
$18,653 - $43,098  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,235
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Job Description for Production Worker
A production worker describes a worker in a factory, manufacturing, or production setting; these individuals are part of a team of workers responsible for mass production of a specific product. Production workers can perform a variety of tasks, which can include operating machines, assembling equipment or materials, conducting inspections, and conducting quality control. The work is mostly physical and can involve standing for long hours conducting repetitive tasks. They usually work indoors, but factories may become hot, so production workers should be able to withstand those conditions. Production workers should be comfortable with heavy lifting and wearing specific safety items, such as steel-toed boots and hard hats. They must be able to work well under a supervisor and should be prepared to communicate effectively with coworkers to ensure effective production. Production workers may work a variety of shifts, including day, evening, and overnight work. They may be asked to work overtime and weekends as well. They rarely travel, though they may travel occasionally for training purposes. Workers must be able to work quickly, provide quality work, and be reliable. In addition, productions workers should also be familiar with all manufacturing and assembly safety procedures and comply with them at all times.
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Production Worker Tasks
  • Work in a company’s production process requiring either manual labor or through hand operated equipment.
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Pay by Experience Level for Production Worker
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Portland
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Charlotte
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National Average
$27,000
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Experience Affects Production Worker Salaries

National Average
$27,000

Skills That Affect Production Worker Salaries

National Average
$27,000
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Gender
Female
31%
female alumni
 
Male
69%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 26%
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