$49,723
Avg. Salary
$15.90
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,236

Bonus

$1,188

Profit Sharing

$100

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Production Operator is $15.90 per hour.

The average pay for a Production Operator is $49,723 per year.

10%
$11.26
10%
$15.90
50%
$23.99
90%
90%
MEDIAN $15.90
10%
$29k
10%
$50k
50%
$122k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $49,723
$29,183 - $121,874
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MEDIAN: $49,723
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$11.26 - $23.99
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$0$121K
Salary $29,183 - $121,874
Bonus $250 - $5,157
Profit Sharing $247 - $5,192
Commission $100
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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$24,622 - $61,849
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 569
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $11.26 - $23.99
Hourly Tips $0.82
Overtime $15.53 - $36.58
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $250 - $5,157
Commission $100
Profit Sharing $247 - $5,192
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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$24,622 - $61,849
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,753

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.

Production Operator Pay By Employer

$0$71K

$38,480

3M Company
16 profiles
$43,088

BASF Corporation
14 profiles
$34,577

$28,636

$44,352

Pfizer, Inc.
12 profiles
$35,495

Ugn, Inc.
12 profiles
$24,678

$44,564

Wood Group
11 profiles
$44,544

$33,972

Common Career Paths for Production Operator


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Production Operator Job Listings

Popular Skills for Production Operator

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: $36,552

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Production Operator Reviews

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

Production Operator in El Paso:
Pros: It's a job.
Cons: The pay.

Production Operator in Warren:
"Am I worth more?"
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Production Operator in Putnam:
"I wish I knew how easy it was going to be."
Take your time and remember always close your high spots first.

Production Operator in St. Cloud:
"High paced."
Pros: Learning new things everyday I go to work.
Cons: Not being about to put input into stuff at work.

Production Operator in East Brunswick:
"Interesting."
Pros: The development process of learning.
Cons: The pain before the gain.

Production Operator in Shoemakersville:
"High stress level, the management is full of terrible people."
Pros: I love that this job provides an opportunity for me to participate in job sites.
Cons: Everyone always have a bad attitude even the supervisors. Alot of slamming and yelling.

Production Operator in Georgia:
"Low pay."
Pros: Good benefits.
Cons: Liw pay long hours exposed to weather and elements heat cold rain snow etc..no leadership I. Overall plant ..lack of teamworks from shift to shift no communication from shift to shift.

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Key Stats for Production Operator

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1215 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
$37,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Production Operator Salaries

computer
▲35%

Systems Computer/Console Operations
▲29%

Safety Compliance
▲27%



Training
▲2%


National Average
$37,000


Production Support
▼7%

forklift
▼9%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▼9%

▼10%

Production
▼15%

Data Entry
▼22%

Shipping
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1215 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
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: 18%