Car Parts, Assembly Line, and Heavy Equipment aren't the only skills Line Operators have. In fact, there's a whole list of personality traits that are commonly seen among them, including:
In order to accomplish your goal of becoming a Line Operator, we've found that over half, 18.7% to be exact, of Line Operators have a bachelor's degree. The good news is that it doesn't seem like more schooling than that is necessary with only 2.8% having master's degrees. While it's true that some Line Operators have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every two Line Operators did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those Line Operators who do attend college, typically earn either a Business degree or a General Studies degree. Less commonly earned degrees for Line Operators include a Criminal Justice degree or a Automotive Technology degree.
Now that you have your degree, you're ready to become a Line Operator. So where do you start applying? According to our research, Line Operators are mostly hired by Advanced Drainage Systems, Sanderson Farms, and Dairy Farmers of America. Now is a good time to apply as Advanced Drainage Systems has 36 Line Operators job openings, and there are 13 at Sanderson Farms and 3 at Dairy Farmers of America.
If you're in it for the money, you'll want to apply for positions at Federal-Mogul, STERIS, and PepsiCo as that's where Line Operators seem to make the most money. Let's take a closer look. At Federal-Mogul, the average Line Operator salary is $41,642. Whereas at STERIS, Line Operators earn roughly $34,998. And at PepsiCo, they make an average salary of $34,371. Before you get too excited over those salary numbers, you should make sure that securing a job at these companies is doable. For example, while Federal-Mogul has 0 job listings for Line Operators, STERIS and PepsiCo have 0 and 0 job listings respectively.
The most prestigious Line Operators can be found working at ManpowerGroup, Kelly Services, and FedEx. We determine this by assessing the schools where Line Operators have earned their degrees, and then looking at the companies that have hired a significant number of Line Operators from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States.
In general, Line Operators fulfill roles in the Manufacturing and Professional industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the salaries for Line Operators are the highest in the Automotive industry with $29,517 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the Manufacturing and Retail industries only pay $28,145 and $27,142 respectively. This means that Line Operators who are employed in the Automotive industry make a whopping 12.5% more than Line Operators who work in the Telecommunication Industry.