Line Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Highest Paying City
Los Angeles, CA
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
2.5 years
How much does a line operator make?
The national average salary for a Line Operator in the U.S. is $28,211 annually or $13.56 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 13,000. The top 10 percent earn over $35,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $22,000 annually. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Line Operators are Manufacturing companies and Professional companies. Some of the states with the best Line Operator salaries are Alaska, Hawaii, Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire. The typical employment for a Line Operator is 2.5 years.

Average Line Operator Salary By Location

Line Operators in the United States of America make on average $28,211 a year or $13.56 per hour. Working in Los Angeles, CA as a Line Operator will pay you the highest wages at around $29,653 per year. The average starting salary in Los Angeles, CA for Line Operators is $19,000. Alaska, Hawaii, Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire are the states with the highest payscale for Line Operators. The lowest earning states are Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Montana.

Map of Line Operator Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Line Operators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Line Operator Salary By Company

If you are a Line Operator, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Manufacturing companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Federal-Mogul and STERIS are the highest paying companies. Companies like PepsiCo and JBS USA also report very competitive wages for Line Operators.

Average Line Operator Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Line Operator works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Automotive companies, Manufacturing companies, and Retail companies tend to have the highest salaries for Line Operators. Automotive companies pay Line Operators an average salary of $29,517, Manufacturing companies pay $28,145, and Retail companys come in at $27,142. At $26,247, the average salary for Line Operators in the Telecommunication industry is lower than other industries.
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Line Operator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Line Operator can range from $16,767 to $37,869 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.