Average Production Worker Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Production Worker is $13.02.
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $19
$101 - $4,821
Profit Sharing
$51 - $7,796
$50 - $5,000
Total Pay
$20,413 - $44,430

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Job Description for Production Worker

Production Worker Tasks
  • Load raw materials onto production lines.
  • Inspect finished products for defects.
  • Perform assembly and sub-assembly operations.
  • Operate hand held equipment.
  • Use pallet jacks to transport raw materials.

Job Satisfaction for Production Worker

3.4 out of 5
The top respondents for the job title Production Worker are from the companies Tyson Foods, Inc., PPG Industries, Inc. and Savers. Reported salaries are highest at General Electric Co (GE) where the average pay is $15.79. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include PPG Industries, Inc. and Smithfield Foods Incorporated, earning around $15.70 and $15.52, respectively. Pizza Hut, Inc. pays the lowest at around $7.92. Savers and Tyson Foods, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.70 and $12.51, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Production Worker

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

Pay by Experience Level for Production Worker

An entry-level Production Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.82 based on 331 salaries. An early career Production Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.50 based on 1,864 salaries. A mid-career Production Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.31 based on 518 salaries. An experienced Production Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.43 based on 478 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Employees with Production Worker in their job title in Louisville, Kentucky earn an average of 23.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (19.5% more) and Salt Lake City, Utah (8.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (10.6% less), Houston, Texas (7.8% less) and San Antonio, Texas (2.8% less).

Years of Experience

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