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The average hourly pay for a Production Operator with Troubleshooting skills is $17.62.
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $25
$287 - $6,791
Profit Sharing
$290 - $6,904
$0 - $50
Total Pay
$27,466 - $63,389

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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 Georgia-Pacific Corporation, 3M Company and International Paper Co. Reported salaries are highest at International Paper Co where the average pay is $29.80. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include 3M Company and Georgia-Pacific Corporation, earning around $24.00 and $20.78, respectively. TTM Technologies, Inc. pays the lowest at around $12.31. Henkel Corporation and Quad/Graphics Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $17.76 and $17.85, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Production Operator

Skills that pay less than market rate include Production Support, Equipment Maintenance, Assembler, Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Machine Operation.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Operator

An entry-level Production Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.35 based on 23 salaries. An early career Production Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.05 based on 683 salaries. A mid-career Production Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.35 based on 359 salaries. An experienced Production Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.53 based on 323 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Employees with Production Operator in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 16.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (13.5% more) and Indianapolis, Indiana (4.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Buffalo, New York (10.6% less), Portland, Oregon (6.2% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.3% less).

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