Production Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$29,000
$24,000
$29,000
$37,000
Production Operators in the United States make an average salary of $30,004 per year or $14.43 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $24,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $37,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire provide the highest Production Operator salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Reno, NV
$35,184
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Map of Production Operator Salaries

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

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Average Production Operator Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a Production Operator is roughly $30,004 per year, which boils down to $14.43 per hour. Interestingly enough, Production Operators have the highest salaries in Reno, NV at about $35,184 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Reno, NV is $23,000. Additionally, Production Operators make more than the average salary in Saint Cloud, MN, Plainfield, IN, Allentown, PA, Mesa, AZ, and Cincinnati, OH. On a more broad level, Production Operator salaries are highest in Hawaii, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Vermont. On the contrary, Nebraska, Virginia, and Mississippi offer the lowest Production Operator salaries.

Average Production Operator Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a Production Operator, being employed by a company such as Federal-Mogul or Flex-N-Gate would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Musashi Auto Parts Michigan and American Specialty Health also report highly competitive salaries for Production Operators.

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Average Production Operator Pay By Industry

Production Operator salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with Pharmaceutical, Health Care, and Manufacturing companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a Production Operator can make a yearly salary of $31,402 while working for Pharmaceutical companies. All the while, other Production Operators are making $31,160 at Health Care companies and $30,155 at Manufacturing companies. One industry Production Operators may want to avoid is the Finance industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $27,984.
Industry
Average Salary
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
$31,402
$31k
Health Care
Health Care
$31,160
$31k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$30,155
$30k
Automotive
Automotive
$30,078
$30k
Retail
Retail
$29,985
$30k
Technology
Technology
$29,045
$29k
Finance
Finance
$27,984
$28k

Production Operator Salary History

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Production Operator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Production 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 Production Operator Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company
Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company
Production Operator-Rework-Matt Vierling
Production Operator-Rework-Matt Vierling
Production Operator-Rework-Matt Vierling
06/30/2020
06/30/2020
$26,088
$26,088
06/30/2020
Ingram Lighting Source Inc.
Ingram Lighting Source Inc.
Production Operator Days/Week, Night Shift Shift P
Production Operator Days/Week, Night Shift Shift P
Production Operator Days/Week, Night Shift Shift P
06/30/2020
06/30/2020
$30,262
$30,262
06/30/2020
Production Operator
Production Operator
06/30/2020
06/30/2020
$39,319
$39,319
06/30/2020
Luttrell Staffing Group
Luttrell Staffing Group
Production Operator
Production Operator
Production Operator
06/29/2020
06/29/2020
$27,131
$27,131
06/29/2020
Production Operator
Production Operator
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$29,218
$29,218
06/28/2020
Corteva, Inc.
Corteva, Inc.
Production Operator
Production Operator
Production Operator
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$39,653
$39,653
06/28/2020
Manufacturing Production Operations
Manufacturing Production Operations
06/27/2020
06/27/2020
$25,044
$25,044
06/27/2020
Production Operator 1
Production Operator 1
06/27/2020
06/27/2020
$29,740
$29,740
06/27/2020
Corteva Agriscience
Corteva Agriscience
Production Operator
Production Operator
Production Operator
06/27/2020
06/27/2020
$39,653
$39,653
06/27/2020
Production Operator-Pay Shifts
Production Operator-Pay Shifts
06/27/2020
06/27/2020
$25,044
$25,044
06/27/2020