$13.11
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,024

Profit Sharing

$983

Commission

$1,000

A Production Worker with Machine Operation skills earns an average wage of $12.95 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$24,577 - $77,773
$25K
$40K
$78K
MEDIAN: $39,957
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50%
90%

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$9.68 - $18.64
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.11
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$0$77K
Salary $24,577 - $77,773
Bonus $156 - $5,907
Profit Sharing $15.51 - $7,007
Commission $1,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,795 - $47,083
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 50
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $9.68 - $18.64
Hourly Tips $0.73
Overtime $13.74 - $29.59
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $156 - $5,907
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $15.51 - $7,007
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,795 - $47,083
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,032

Job Description for Production Worker

A production worker describes a worker in a factory, manufacturing, or production setting; these individuals are part of a team of workers responsible for mass production of a specific product. Production workers can perform a variety of tasks, which can include operating machines, assembling equipment or materials, conducting inspections, and conducting quality control. The work is mostly physical and can involve standing for long hours conducting repetitive tasks. They usually work indoors, but factories may become hot, so production workers should be able to withstand those conditions. Production workers should be comfortable with heavy lifting and wearing specific safety items, such as steel-toed boots and hard hats. They must be able to work well under a supervisor and should be prepared to communicate effectively with coworkers to ensure effective production. Production workers may work a variety of shifts, including day, evening, and overnight work. They may be asked to work overtime and weekends as well. They rarely travel, though they may travel occasionally for training purposes. Workers must be able to work quickly, provide quality work, and be reliable. In addition, productions workers should also be familiar with all manufacturing and assembly safety procedures and comply with them at all times.

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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.

Production Worker Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Production Worker

Pay by Experience for a Production Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 357 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 144 salaries. An experienced Production Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 126 salaries. A Production Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 58 salaries.

Key Stats for Production Worker

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 247 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Production Worker Salaries

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲9%

Late-Career
▲7%

National Average
$30,000

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 247 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 25%