Plastic Extruder Operator Salary

The average Plastic Extruder Operator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $15.50 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession.

$25,143 - $62,500
$25K
$39K
$62K
MEDIAN: $38,559
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50%
90%

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$11.75 - $21.24
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.51
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$0$62K
Salary $25,143 - $62,500
Bonus $15.21 - $3,551
Profit Sharing $814
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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$24,878 - $50,664
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $11.75 - $21.24
Overtime $14.85 - $30.79
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $15.21 - $3,551
Profit Sharing $814
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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$24,878 - $50,664
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 341

Job Description for Plastic Extruder Operator

Plastic extrusion operators generally work in areas of plastics manufacturing, aerospace manufacturing, and automotive manufacturing. This job is similar to other labor jobs in that, most of the time, people in this position do not require a high school diploma to work in the field. Plastic extrusion operators do go through job training, however, to learn the equipment and movements required to do the job successfully.

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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.

Plastic Extruder Operator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Plastic Extruder Operator

Pay by Experience for a Plastic Extruder Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Plastic Extruder Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 146 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Plastic Extruder Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Plastic Extruder Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 73 salaries. A Plastic Extruder Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 31 salaries.

Plastic Extruder Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Plastic Extruder Operator?

Plastic Extruder Operator in La Vergne:
Pros: Great schedule and nice people! Interesting work.
Cons: There has been a lot of uncertainty and a lot of layoffs at work recently.

Plastic Extruder Operator in Ravenswood:
Leave now dont wany to work here forever management sucks.

Plastic Extruder Operator in Hampton:
"The lack of ability to move up on the pay scale."

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Key Stats for Plastic Extruder Operator

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Plastic Extruder Operator Salaries

Experienced
▲18%

Late-Career
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 14%