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Average Production Operator Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$25.65
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AU$5,000
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The average hourly pay for a Production Operator in Australia is AU$25.65.
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A$20.72
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A$25.65
90%
A$40.69
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AU$21 - AU$41
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AU$194 - AU$18,548
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What Do Production Operators Do?

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Production Operator

The top respondents for the job title Production Operator are from the companies BHP Billiton, Peabody Energy and Peabody Energy. Reported salaries are highest at BHP Billiton where the average pay is AU$45.01. Peabody Energy pays the lowest at around AU$44.30.

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What Are Popular Skills for Production Operators?

Skills in Machine Operation, Troubleshooting, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Production Support and Equipment Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Production Operators?

An entry-level Production Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$24.90 based on 29 salaries. An early career Production Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$25.31 based on 218 salaries. A mid-career Production Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$26.08 based on 132 salaries. An experienced Production Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$29.32 based on 87 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$27.
Employees with Production Operator in their job title in Mackay, Queensland earn an average of 68.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Newman, Western Australia (62.1% more) and Perth, Western Australia (4.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (9.2% less), Brisbane, Queensland (6.8% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (0.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 509 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.7%
Early Career
42.8%
Mid Career
25.9%
Experienced
17.1%
Late Career
8.4%

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