Average Production Operator Hourly Pay in United Kingdom

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The average hourly pay for a Production Operator in United Kingdom is £8.56.
MEDIAN £8.56
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Hourly Rate
£7 - £13
£291 - £3,007
Profit Sharing
£356 - £1,221
Total Pay
£15,743 - £31,294

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Job Description for Production Operator

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

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Career Paths

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Production Operator
Production Team leader
Production Supervisor
Production Manager, Manufacturing
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Production Operator

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

Pay by Experience Level for Production Operator

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 £8.19 based on 46 salaries. An early career Production Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.40 based on 348 salaries. A mid-career Production Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.44 based on 197 salaries. An experienced Production Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £9.37 based on 189 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £10.
Employees with Production Operator in their job title in Birmingham, England: West Midlands earn an average of 31.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Birmingham, England: Birmingham (12.6% more) and London, England: London (9.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (9.0% less), Hull, England: East Riding of Yorkshire (6.5% less) and Nottingham, England: Nottinghamshire (3.0% less).

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