Average Early-Career Production Operator with Machine Programming, Manufacturing Skills Hourly Pay

$15.41
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$1,350
Bonus
$625
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Production Operator with Machine Programming, Manufacturing skills is $15.41.
10%
$11.58
MEDIAN
$15.41
90%
$21.03
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $21
Bonus
$0 - $9,298
Profit Sharing
$0 - $625
Total Pay
$24,999 - $53,678

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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 and Equipment Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Assembler, Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Machine Operation.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Operator

A mid-career Production Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.61 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Production Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.00 based on 22 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 71 survey responses.
Mid Career
46.5%
Experienced
31.0%
Late Career
22.5%