Updated August 22, 2022

Average Production Associate Salary

$15.60hourly

$32,439 yearly

Entry level Salary
$25,000 yearly
$25,000
10 %
$32,439
Median
$40,000
90 %

How much does a Production Associate make?

Production associates make $32,439 per year on average, or $15.6 per hour, in the United States. Production associates on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $25,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $40,000.

Location impacts how much a production associate can expect to make. Production associates make the most in Alaska, Wyoming, North Dakota, Washington, and Hawaii.

Highest Paying States For Production Associates

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

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Production Associate average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Wisconsin$34,825$16.741,152
2Iowa$33,354$16.04653
3Ohio$33,367$16.041,847
4North Dakota$36,813$17.7080
5Nevada$35,509$17.07202
6Kentucky$32,899$15.82675
7Nebraska$33,565$16.14304
8Minnesota$34,240$16.461,087
9Wyoming$37,205$17.8926
10Washington$36,741$17.66604
11New Hampshire$33,446$16.08287
12Oregon$35,267$16.96434
13Alaska$38,515$18.5220
14Utah$32,760$15.75434
15Indiana$32,069$15.421,195
16Michigan$32,360$15.561,056
17South Dakota$32,470$15.61103
18Tennessee$31,617$15.20828
19Pennsylvania$31,684$15.231,505
20California$35,047$16.852,821
21Arizona$32,964$15.85548
22Louisiana$33,450$16.08180
23Illinois$32,219$15.491,440
24New York$34,558$16.61963
25Idaho$32,681$15.71146
26Mississippi$31,254$15.03273
27Vermont$31,460$15.13120
28Colorado$33,299$16.01438
29Hawaii$36,583$17.5918
30Missouri$31,273$15.04698
31Oklahoma$31,867$15.32216
32District of Columbia$35,265$16.9540
33Kansas$30,653$14.74352
34Connecticut$31,996$15.38312
35Massachusetts$32,179$15.47841
36Maine$29,779$14.32206
37Texas$31,142$14.971,745
38West Virginia$30,562$14.69116
39South Carolina$30,391$14.61507
40Georgia$29,703$14.281,176
41Montana$30,491$14.6673
42Arkansas$30,145$14.49191
43North Carolina$28,924$13.911,084
44Maryland$30,937$14.87466
45Alabama$27,588$13.26390
46Virginia$29,806$14.33704
47Delaware$29,598$14.2377
48Rhode Island$27,073$13.02109
49New Jersey$29,859$14.36535
50New Mexico$28,186$13.55103
51Florida$27,456$13.201,152

Highest Paying Cities For Production Associates

Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Seattle, WA$36,828$17.71
2Fargo, ND$36,743$17.66
3Reno, NV$36,231$17.42
4Fremont, CA$35,530$17.08
5Green Bay, WI$35,396$17.02
6Portland, OR$35,335$16.99
7New York, NY$34,462$16.57
8Saint Cloud, MN$34,453$16.56
9Bowling Green, OH$33,695$16.20
10Fremont, NE$33,584$16.15
11Denver, CO$33,321$16.02
12Phoenix, AZ$33,009$15.87
13Salt Lake City, UT$32,790$15.76
14Bowling Green, KY$32,638$15.69
15Grand Rapids, MI$32,514$15.63

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Seattle, WA
  2. Fargo, ND
  3. Reno, NV
  4. Fremont, CA
  5. Green Bay, WI

Production Associate Salary Details

Average Production Associate Salary Graph
Average Production Associate Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Production Associate's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$40,000$3,333$19
75th Percentile$36,000$3,000$17
Average$32,439$2,703$16
25th Percentile$28,000$2,333$13
10th Percentile$25,000$2,083$12

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Line Operator$34,520$2,877$16.60137,127
Manufacturing Operator$34,457$2,871$16.5797,656
Production Team Member$28,768$2,397$13.83228,024
Production Line Worker$28,844$2,404$13.87123,921
Production Internship$33,066$2,755$15.9098,437
Production Line Operator$33,261$2,772$15.99155,014

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Dell Jobs (174)
  2. Bimbo Bakeries Jobs (203)
  3. Autoliv Jobs (235)
  4. Park Ave Motor Corp Jobs (313)
  5. Amazon Jobs (239)

Which Companies Pay Production Associates The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Bunge and American Woodmark are the highest paying companies for production associates.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Bunge$40,715$19.5725
2American Woodmark$39,755$19.1112
3University of California, Berkeley$39,633$19.05
4Commercial Metals$39,519$19.006
5Olympic Steel$39,158$18.8312
6The Clorox Company$38,859$18.6821
7General Electric$38,811$18.66124
8Armstrong World Industries$38,659$18.596
9SenesTech$38,444$18.48
10Koch Foods$38,418$18.479
11Qep$38,401$18.46
12Hoffmann-LA Roche Inc$38,324$18.436
13Owens Corning$38,255$18.3947
14PPG$38,227$18.3877
15Reynolds American$38,207$18.37
16Heinen's Grocery Store$38,164$18.35
17Land O'Lakes$38,158$18.35280
18Schreiber Foods$38,061$18.3030
19Reckitt Benckiser$38,007$18.2711
20US Foods$37,952$18.2525

Production Associate Salary Trends

The salary for a production associate 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.

Average Production Associate Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Production Associate Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$32,400$15.60+4.6%
    2021$30,900$14.88+4.7%
    2020$29,500$14.18+6.0%
    2019$27,700$13.33+4.8%
    2018$26,400$12.70+3.5%

    Recently Added Production Associate Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    QPS Employment GroupProduction Associate-1St./2Nd ShiftMerrill, WI07/26/2022$38,923
    Palmer-DonavinProduction Associate-Mid Shift (+)Hebron, OH07/26/2022$14,000
    TCW GlobalAssembler/Production Associate: AsapPleasanton, CA07/26/2022$37,566
    Mau Workforce SolutionsProduction Associate at BMWGreenville, SC07/26/2022$37,670
    Mau Workforce SolutionsProduction Associate at BMWAsheville, NC07/26/2022$37,670
    BodycoteProduction Associate-Willing To TrainHolland, MI07/26/2022$33,392
    Debbie's StaffingProduction Associate-2Nd ShiftWarwick, RI07/25/2022$28,175
    Environmental StoneworksProduction AssociateDenver, CO07/25/2022$36,523
    Masco Corp.Production AssociateMooresville, NC07/25/2022$34,957
    Ply Gem Windows & DoorsProduction AssociateWest Sacramento, CA07/25/2022$39,653

    Production Associate Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Production Associates the most?

    Alaska pays Production Associates the most in the United States, with an average salary of $38,515 per year, or $18.52 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Production Associate?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Production Associate if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Wyoming you should be paid close to $37,205 per year.

    What type of Production Associate gets paid the most?

    Production Coordinator gets paid the most. Production Coordinator made a median salary of $49,366. The best-paid 10 percent make $58,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $41,000.

    What is a good starting salary for a Production Associate?

    A good starting salary for a production associate is $24,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a production associate in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for production associates is $30,924, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a production associate can vary by state.

    How much do Tesla production associates make?

    Tesla production associates make $43,680 a year ($21 per hour). This can range from as little as $11 to as high as $33 per hour. This is 45% above the national average for production associates.

    How much do production associates make?

    Production associates make $27,300 per year, on average ($14 per hour). The range, however, can start as low as $23,400 per year to as high as $34,698 per year. Factors such as location and company types can impact how much a production associate can make.

    How much does an associate make a year?

    An associate makes around $27,300 per year ($14 per hour). The range, however, can start as low as $23,400 per year to as high as $64,698 per year. Factors such as years of experience, type of company, and location can all impact how much an associate can make.

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