A Production Operator earns an average wage of AU$24.64 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

AU$45,554 - AU$137,918
AU$46K
AU$81K
AU$140K
MEDIAN: AU$81,497
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50%
90%
AU$19.74 - AU$40.43
AU$20
AU$25
AU$40
MEDIAN: AU$24.65
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$137K
Salary AU$45,554 - AU$137,918
Bonus AU$1,174 - AU$12,766
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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AU$42,348 - AU$119,664
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 169
Hourly Data AU$0AU$79
Hourly Rate AU$19.74 - AU$40.43
Overtime AU$26.54 - AU$79.54
Annual Data AU$0AU$119K
Bonus AU$1,174 - AU$12,766
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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AU$42,348 - AU$119,664
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 185

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

  • Simultaneously operate multiple pieces of equipment to produce products efficiently.
  • Monitor gauges or other indicators to assess progress, production, and maintenance needs.
  • Inspect and quality check products, and verify accuracy.
  • Interpret specifications and calibrate machines to reach goals.

Production Operator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Production Operator

Pay by Experience for a Production Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$58,000 based on 220 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$71,000 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Production Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$79,000 based on 66 salaries. A Production Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$83,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

49%

46%

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-8%

-14%

-19%

-19%

National Average: AU$62,367

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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Key Stats for Production Operator

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Production Operator Salaries

▲32%

▲27%

▲14%

National Average
AU$62,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 77%