Average Production Operator with Machine Operation Skills Hourly Pay in United Kingdom

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The average hourly pay for a Production Operator with Machine Operation skills in United Kingdom is £8.46.
MEDIAN £8.46
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Hourly Rate
£7 - £12
£240 - £2,872
Profit Sharing
£350 - £1,200
Total Pay
£15,961 - £30,467

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Job Description for Production Operator

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.

Career Paths

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

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Popular Skills for Production Operator

Skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Assembler, Troubleshooting, Production Support and Equipment Maintenance 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 £8.27 based on 67 salaries. An early career Production Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.31 based on 168 salaries. A mid-career Production Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.32 based on 123 salaries. An experienced Production Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £9.13 based on 100 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 35.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Nottingham, England: Nottinghamshire (9.3% more) and Belfast, Northern Ireland: Belfast (6.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Coventry, England: West Midlands (4.3% less) and Dunfermline, Scotland: Fife (3.9% less).

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