Manufacturing Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$27,000
$21,000
$27,000
$33,000
Manufacturing Operators in the United States make an average salary of $27,362 per year or $13.16 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $22,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $34,000. If you like following the crowd, Professional and Manufacturing companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out Automotive, Health Care, and Pharmaceutical companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, California, and West Virginia provide the highest Manufacturing Operator salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Dover, NH
$34,436
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Map of Manufacturing Operator Salaries

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

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Average Manufacturing Operator Salary By Location

While a Manufacturing Operator can average a salary of $27,362 per year, or $13.16 per hour, there are many opportunities for Manufacturing Operators to make more. For example, in Redwood City, CA you might make $37,569 per year. Other high-paying locations include Bloomington, MN, Dover, NH and Fort Collins, CO. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Redwood City, CA where the average starting salary is $24,000. The highest paying states for Manufacturing Operators include Washington, Alaska and Hawaii. Meanwhile, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Oklahoma offer the lowest salaries.

Average Manufacturing Operator Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a Manufacturing Operator, working for CA Technologies or Western Digital might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Baker Hughes, a GE and Thermo Fisher Scientific report highly competitive salaries for Manufacturing Operators.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Average Manufacturing Operator Pay By Industry

As we previously stated, Manufacturing Operator salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that Automotive, Health Care, and Pharmaceutical companies tend to offer much higher salaries for Manufacturing Operators. For example, Manufacturing Operators make a whopping average salary of $34,187 while working for Automotive companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $30,650 at Health Care companies and $27,782 at Pharmaceutical companies. But Manufacturing Operators may want to avoid working in the Technology industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $24,402.
Industry
Average Salary
Automotive
Automotive
$34,187
$34k
Health Care
Health Care
$30,650
$31k
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
$27,782
$28k
Finance
Finance
$27,432
$27k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$25,954
$26k
Technology
Technology
$24,402
$24k

Manufacturing Operator Salary History

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Manufacturing Operator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Manufacturing Operator can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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.

Recently Added Manufacturing Operator Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Globalfoundries
Globalfoundries
Manufacturing Operator-Night Shift
Manufacturing Operator-Night Shift
Manufacturing Operator-Night Shift
06/29/2020
06/29/2020
$36,397
$36,397
06/29/2020
Operations Manufacturing
Operations Manufacturing
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$30,262
$30,262
06/26/2020
The Staffing Resource Group, Inc.
The Staffing Resource Group, Inc.
Manufacturing Operator
Manufacturing Operator
Manufacturing Operator
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$33,392
$33,392
06/26/2020
Manufacturing Operator
Manufacturing Operator
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$39,653
$39,653
06/26/2020
Manufacturing Operator (Temporary Position)
Manufacturing Operator (Temporary Position)
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$27,653
$27,653
06/25/2020
Operador de Manufactura
Operador de Manufactura
06/24/2020
06/24/2020
$18,783
$18,783
06/24/2020
Lu16-Manufacturing Operatorii
Lu16-Manufacturing Operatorii
06/24/2020
06/24/2020
$35,479
$35,479
06/24/2020
Star Staffing
Star Staffing
MFG OP IV
MFG OP IV
MFG OP IV
06/24/2020
06/24/2020
$33,392
$33,392
06/24/2020
Manufacturing Operator
Manufacturing Operator
06/23/2020
06/23/2020
$31,305
$31,305
06/23/2020
Operations Manufacturing
Operations Manufacturing
06/23/2020
06/23/2020
$25,044
$25,044
06/23/2020