A Production Worker with Machine Operation skills earns an average wage of AU$21.26 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$34,059 - AU$85,810
AU$34K
AU$49K
AU$86K
MEDIAN: AU$49,355
10%
50%
90%
AU$17.70 - AU$27.80
AU$18
AU$21
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$21.37
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$85K
Salary AU$34,059 - AU$85,810
Bonus AU$1,300
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$36,863 - AU$61,889
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 11
Hourly Data AU$0AU$74
Hourly Rate AU$17.70 - AU$27.80
Overtime AU$26.02 - AU$74.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$61K
Bonus AU$1,300
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$36,863 - AU$61,889
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 99

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

  • Load raw materials onto production lines.
  • Inspect finished products for defects.
  • Perform assembly and sub-assembly operations.
  • Operate hand held equipment.
  • Use pallet jacks to transport raw materials.

Production Worker Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Production Worker

Pay by Experience for a Production Worker has a neutral trend. An entry-level Production Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$45,000 based on 69 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$47,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Production Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$54,000 based on 14 salaries. A Production Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$45,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$45,798

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

Key Stats for Production Worker

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Production Worker Salaries

▲18%

▲3%

National Average
AU$46,000

Late-Career
▼1%

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 92%