Production Worker Salary (United States)

A Production Worker earns an average wage of $11.96 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 Salary (?
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$19,765 - $54,556
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34,421
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Production Worker Salary (?
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$8.64 - $17.89
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,765 - $54,556  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,553  
Profit Sharing
$96.58 - $6,128  
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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$18,517 - $42,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.64 - $17.89  
   
Overtime
$12.27 - $27.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,553  
   
Profit Sharing
$96.58 - $6,128  
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).
)
$18,517 - $42,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,219
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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.

Common Career Paths for Production Worker

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Pay by Experience Level for Production Worker

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Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Louisville
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Portland
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Indianapolis
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Dallas
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Toledo
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Charlotte
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National Average
$27,000
Grand Rapids
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Houston
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Elkhart
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Production Worker Salaries

National Average
$27,000

Skills That Affect Production Worker Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$27,000
Packaging
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 27%