Average Plastic Extruder Operator Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Plastic Extruder Operator is $15.82.
MEDIAN $15.82
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $21
$300 - $3,052
Profit Sharing
$489 - $3,038
Total Pay
$25,175 - $50,443

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Job Description for Plastic Extruder Operator

Plastic Extruder Operator Tasks
  • Inspect products for quality and conformance to specifications.
  • Operate a forklift or other equipment to move materials and products from one area to another.
  • Monitor safety and maintenance needs on the plant floor, reporting major problems and fixing minor ones.
  • Set up, monitor, and operate plastic extrusion equipment, troubleshooting to meet output goals.

Popular Employer Salaries for Plastic Extruder Operator

The top respondents for the job title Plastic Extruder Operator are from the companies Republic Plastics, Primex and CCL Tube. Reported salaries are highest at CCL Tube where the average pay is $15.77. Republic Plastics pays the lowest at around $14.92.

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Popular Skills for Plastic Extruder Operator

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

Pay by Experience Level for Plastic Extruder Operator

An entry-level Plastic Extruder Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.63 based on 101 salaries. An early career Plastic Extruder Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.57 based on 260 salaries. A mid-career Plastic Extruder Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.49 based on 151 salaries. An experienced Plastic Extruder Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.34 based on 126 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Employees with Plastic Extruder Operator in their job title in Akron, Ohio earn an average of 9.9% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Knoxville, Tennessee (14.9% less), Atlanta, Georgia (11.8% less) and Columbus, Ohio (6.6% less).

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