The average hourly pay for a Manufacturing Worker with Machine Operation skills is $15.51.
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Job Description for Manufacturing Worker
Manufacturing workers are expected to have a robust set of skills, working knowledge of hand tools, and the dexterity and speed to keep up with rapidly-moving lines. They are generally tasked with loading and unloading items on the production line as well as removing them from carts, dollies, or skids as they arrive. They must also move from area to area and maintain working knowledge of each part of the production line. Manufacturing workers must maintain the proper flow of electricity, gas, o…Read more
Manufacturing 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.
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Skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Team Leadership and Production Support are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Manufacturing Fabrication and Assembler.
Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Worker
An entry-level Manufacturing Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.12 based on 27 salaries. An early career Manufacturing Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.17 based on 272 salaries. A mid-career Manufacturing Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.48 based on 123 salaries. An experienced Manufacturing Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.89 based on 132 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Manufacturing Worker in their job title in Cincinnati, Ohio earn an average of 26.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (16.1% more) and Greenville, South Carolina (14.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (14.7% less), Rochester, New York (3.7% less) and Dallas, Texas (1.8% less).
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