Production Operator Salary

The average wage for a Production Operator is $15.45 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are computer, Systems Computer/Console Operations, and Safety Compliance.

$28,909 - $140,921
$29K
$50K
$140K
MEDIAN: $50,387
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50%
90%

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$11.12 - $23.60
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.66
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$0$140K
Salary $28,909 - $140,921
Bonus $254.66 - $5,035
Profit Sharing $247.47 - $5,359
Commission $0.00
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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$24,367 - $63,575
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 318
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $11.12 - $23.60
Hourly Tips $0.82
Overtime $15.60 - $37.29
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $254.66 - $5,035
Commission $0.00
Profit Sharing $247.47 - $5,359
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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$24,367 - $63,575
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,137

Job Description for Production Operator

Production operators monitor equipment during operations. Attention to detail while monitoring gauges and lines is required. The ability to troubleshoot and maintain production line machinery typically is preferred. Operators generally are responsible for accurately and completely documenting production activities in a timely manner. Auxiliary tasks may include housekeeping, inspections, safety walkthroughs, organization, and transport. Responsibilities may include direct handling of products including during production, specification checks, and packaging.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Production Operator

Pay by Experience for a Production Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 1,946 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 837 salaries. An experienced Production Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 658 salaries. A Production Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 279 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,479

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Production Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Production Operator?

Production Operator in Cleveland:
"Newell Rubbermaid inc. Reveiw."
Pros: Its just a job not a career. The vending machines usually stay stocked good. That's about the only up side.
Cons: Hot nearly 130° in summer also sticky, hard to breath without resporator , very very physical. Lint clogs washer and dryer at home. And bathtub. No room for promotions there. It's political and drug addicts advance faster then dependable employees.

Production Operator in West Palm Beach:
"I enjoy what I do."
Pros: The freedom to make decisions.
Cons: Problems with the press.

Production Operator in Sumter:
"Good."
Pros: Unloading hydraulic cylinders and painting.
Cons: Low pay for the job that I am performing.

Production Operator in Bellingham:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Good pay, easy work, not complicated.
Cons: Manual labor, working outside, work with assholes.

Production Operator in Lafayette:
"Great."
Pros: Money, people I work with, always learning.
Cons: Dangerous, away from home 7 days out the week.

Production Operator in Canton:
"Great."
Pros: Everything about my job is great.
Cons: Some coworkers.

Production Operator in White Bear Lake:
Pros: Independent work enviroment. Managment. Coworkers.
Cons: Overnights. Low pay. Understaffed.

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Key Stats for Production Operator

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 591 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Production Operator Salaries

▲17%

▲12%

▲5%

National Average
$36,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Production Operator Salaries

computer
▲35%

Systems Computer/Console Operations
▲29%

Safety Compliance
▲27%



Training
▲3%


National Average
$36,000


Production Support
▼7%

forklift
▼8%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▼9%

▼10%

Production
▼14%

Data Entry
▼21%

Shipping
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 591 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 16%