The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Production Operator with Machine Operation skills is $13.82.
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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 product…Read more
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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Skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Troubleshooting, Equipment Maintenance and Production Support are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Assembler.
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 $14.99 based on 1,825 salaries. A mid-career Production Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.97 based on 816 salaries. An experienced Production Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.99 based on 690 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
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