Average Entry-Level Production Operator with Equipment Maintenance Skills Hourly Pay

$14.29
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$983
Bonus
$1,000
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Production Operator with Equipment Maintenance skills is $14.29.
10%
$11.36
MEDIAN
$14.29
90%
$18.81
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $19
Bonus
$10 - $1,546
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,000
Total Pay
$24,576 - $45,657

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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.

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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 Production Support, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Assembler 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 $15.62 based on 417 salaries. A mid-career Production Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.76 based on 208 salaries. An experienced Production Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.68 based on 177 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 869 survey responses.
Early Career
48.0%
Mid Career
23.9%
Experienced
20.4%
Late Career
7.7%