Average Production Operator Hourly Pay in South Africa

R44.71
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
R9,899
Bonus
R8,400
Commission
R3,750
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Production Operator in South Africa is R44.71.
10%
R26.01
MEDIAN
R44.71
90%
R83.14
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Hourly Rate
R26 - R83
Bonus
R1,838 - R25,317
Profit Sharing
R5 - R36,000
Commission
R0 - R8,400
Total Pay
R57,929 - R240,350

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Production Operator

The top respondents for the job title Production Operator are from the companies Clover SA, Ferrero and Ferrero. Reported salaries are highest at Ferrero where the average pay is R38.50. Clover SA pays the lowest at around R38.10.

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Popular Skills for Production Operator

Skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Production Support, Assembler and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 R33.85 based on 19 salaries. An early career Production Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R41.30 based on 402 salaries. A mid-career Production Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R50.33 based on 231 salaries. An experienced Production Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R50.48 based on 120 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R78.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 793 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.4%
Early Career
50.7%
Mid Career
29.1%
Experienced
15.1%
Late Career
2.6%