Average Production Operator Hourly Pay at 3M Company

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The average hourly pay for a Production Operator at 3M Company is $21.59.
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $27
Total Pay
$34,802 - $56,784

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Job Description for Production Operator

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.
The top respondents for the job title Production Operator are from the companies Pfizer, Inc., Georgia-Pacific Corporation and Eli Lilly and Company. Reported salaries are highest at Wood Group where the average pay is $21.85. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Eli Lilly and Company and BASF Corporation, earning around $17.93 and $17.60, respectively. Tyson Foods, Inc. pays the lowest at around $13.14. Pfizer, Inc. and Quad/Graphics Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $16.39 and $16.93, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Production Operator

Skills in Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Machine Operation.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Operator

An early career Production Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $21.59 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Production Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.97 based on 5 salaries.

Years of Experience

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