Average Production Specialist Salary
$43,000 yearly
$20.88 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$25,000
10 %
$43,000
Median
$72,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$72,000
$6,000
$35
75th Percentile
$57,000
$4,750
$27
Average
$43,438
$3,620
$21
25th Percentile
$33,000
$2,750
$16
10th Percentile
$25,000
$2,083
$12

Average Production Specialist Salary By State

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Production Specialist average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$45,186
$21.72
Alaska
$37,427
$17.99
Arizona
$45,484
$21.87
Arkansas
$36,966
$17.77
California
$56,440
$27.13
Colorado
$36,309
$17.46
Connecticut
$52,441
$25.21
Delaware
$44,073
$21.19
District of Columbia
$38,390
$18.46
Florida
$48,267
$23.21
Georgia
$34,063
$16.38
Hawaii
$43,135
$20.74
Idaho
$39,137
$18.82
Illinois
$34,358
$16.52
Indiana
$33,472
$16.09
Iowa
$33,243
$15.98
Kansas
$41,203
$19.81
Kentucky
$37,042
$17.81
Louisiana
$53,204
$25.58
Maine
$30,706
$14.76
Maryland
$51,458
$24.74
Massachusetts
$43,317
$20.83
Michigan
$30,666
$14.74
Minnesota
$32,346
$15.55
Mississippi
$44,892
$21.58
Missouri
$34,901
$16.78
Montana
$38,535
$18.53
Nebraska
$39,494
$18.99
Nevada
$50,869
$24.46
New Hampshire
$38,830
$18.67
New Jersey
$45,269
$21.76
New Mexico
$58,223
$27.99
New York
$47,388
$22.78
North Carolina
$40,530
$19.49
North Dakota
$40,299
$19.37
Ohio
$44,134
$21.22
Oklahoma
$46,245
$22.23
Oregon
$46,228
$22.23
Pennsylvania
$38,297
$18.41
Rhode Island
$36,966
$17.77
South Carolina
$37,967
$18.25
South Dakota
$38,062
$18.30
Tennessee
$40,007
$19.23
Texas
$48,837
$23.48
Utah
$38,683
$18.60
Vermont
$34,902
$16.78
Virginia
$39,120
$18.81
Washington
$38,990
$18.75
West Virginia
$39,853
$19.16
Wisconsin
$35,575
$17.10
Wyoming
$38,030
$18.28

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Highest Paying Cities For Production Specialist

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
San Jose, CA
$57,451
$27.62
Baltimore, MD
$51,725
$24.87
Miami, FL
$49,767
$23.93
Austin, TX
$49,689
$23.89
New York, NY
$47,893
$23.03
New Bedford, MA
$46,082
$22.15

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What Is The Average Production Specialist Salary?

The average production specialist salary is $43,438 per year, or $20.88 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $25,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $72,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New Mexico, California, Louisiana, Connecticut, and Maryland provide the highest production specialist salaries.

Average Production Specialist Salary Over Time

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

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $43,400
    $20.88
    +6.0%
    2020
    $40,800
    $19.63
    +4.8%
    2019
    $38,900
    $18.70
    +3.5%
    2018
    $37,500
    $18.04
    +1.5%
    2017
    $37,000
    $17.78
    +1.9%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Assembly Line Worker

    Avg. salary: $24,726

    Assembly line workers are factory or production floor employees who work on putting together company products. They are assigned to work on a specific part of the product. Once they are done, they should hand it over to the next person on the line. They ensure the quality of the product by doing their part consistently. They also manage the inventory of the features they handle. Assembly line workers should work conscientiously so that the assembly line will remain unbroken. They should be familiar with occupational safety and health practices to ensure that the production floor remains safe for all the workers.
    47,684 Assembly Line Worker Jobs
    Line Up Worker

    Avg. salary: $22,813

    The Responsibilities of a Line-Up Worker varies upon the organization or industry. Still, most of the tasks revolve around doing manual work such as loading and unloading heavy shipments, operating various devices and machines of different sizes, assist in maintenance and assembling, and coordinating with teammates and reporting to supervisors. Furthermore, the duties of a Line-Up Worker may involve climbing up and working at high platforms, monitoring inventory of items, and maintaining a well-organized and neat working environment.
    39,715 Line Up Worker Jobs
    Labour Worker

    Avg. salary: $24,406

    A labour worker is responsible for performing high-quality operations, depending on the chosen industry. In most cases, construction businesses employ labor workers to do physical tasks that involve utilizing machinery, carrying materials, inspecting sites, analyzing blueprints and plan specifications, and ensuring the structures' safety and security. A labour worker also monitors the quality of the materials used for the production, suggests materials that would fit the budget goals, and escalates concerns to the management. Labour workers must adhere to safety regulations and procedures to prevent accidents and injuries within the premises.
    85,995 Labour Worker Jobs
    Generator Worker

    Avg. salary: $26,936

    A Generator Worker is in charge of operating generator systems on a daily basis, ensuring efficiency and smooth workflow. Their responsibilities include performing installations and adjustments, understanding blueprints and schematics, and performing regular maintenance checks to ensure efficiency. There are also instances when they perform clerical support tasks such as answering inquiries, organizing files, and preparing progress reports for managers. A Generator Worker must maintain an active communication line with staff for a safe and smooth workflow.
    80,669 Generator Worker Jobs
    Factory Worker

    Avg. salary: $20,818

    A factory worker is responsible for manufacturing products using appropriate machinery and equipment. Factory workers' duties include processing the products based on the required quantity and specifications, labeling and safely packaging the merchandise, ensuring that the items are free of any defects before distribution, monitoring the supply inventories, reporting defected machines and equipment, and maintaining the cleanliness of the production area. A factory worker must have excellent time-management skills to produce high-quality products within a specific time frame.
    108,616 Factory Worker Jobs
    Woodworking Shop Hand

    Avg. salary: $27,811

    A woodworking shop hand is responsible for assisting woodwork tasks, creating high-quality products, and inspecting the items thoroughly before packaging and releasing for delivery. Woodworking shop hands maintain clean and safe construction tools and equipment, perform repairs as needed, and disposing of defective items that may affect operational efficiency. They also work closely with woodworkers, accept customized requests from clients, and strategize on minimizing material costs without compromising the quality of wood products. A woodworking shop hand must have excellent organizational skills, as well as strictly adhering to the production's safety processes and regulations at all times.
    9,144 Woodworking Shop Hand Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Assembly Line Worker
    $24,727
    $2,061
    $11.89
    Line Up Worker
    $22,813
    $1,901
    $10.97
    Labour Worker
    $24,407
    $2,034
    $11.73
    Generator Worker
    $26,936
    $2,245
    $12.95
    Factory Worker
    $20,818
    $1,735
    $10.01
    Woodworking Shop Hand
    $27,812
    $2,318
    $13.37

    Production Specialist Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a production specialist 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.

    Which Companies Pay Production Specialists The Most?

    To earn a high income as a production specialist, working for Zoetis or Catalent might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Bayer and Texas Instruments report highly competitive wages for production specialists.
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    Recently Added Production Specialist Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Coorstek
    Machining Production Specialist
    Machining Production Specialist
    Worcester, MA
    08/31/2021
    $47,166
    08/31/2021
    Sonoco
    Production Specialist
    Production Specialist
    Wausau, WI
    08/31/2021
    $34,394
    08/31/2021
    Coorstek
    Production Specialist I
    Production Specialist I
    Grand Junction, CO
    08/31/2021
    $42,784
    08/31/2021
    Hirelevel.
    Production Specialist
    Production Specialist
    Princeton, IN
    08/30/2021
    $29,218
    08/30/2021
    Ocean County College Inc.
    Technical Production Specialist
    Technical Production Specialist
    Toms River, NJ
    08/28/2021
    $39,907
    08/28/2021
    Crossmark
    Juice Production Specialist
    Juice Production Specialist
    Denver, CO
    08/27/2021
    $30,825
    08/27/2021
    Genie Industries
    Production Specialist
    Production Specialist
    North Bend, WA
    08/27/2021
    $38,589
    08/27/2021
    TRC Staffing Services
    2Nd Shift Production Sanitation Specialist
    2Nd Shift Production Sanitation Specialist
    Ormond Beach, FL
    08/27/2021
    $29,218
    08/27/2021
    Aerotek
    Production Specialist II
    Production Specialist II
    Westbrook, ME
    08/27/2021
    $52,175
    08/27/2021
    HW Staffing Solutions
    Production Specialist I
    Production Specialist I
    Westbrook, ME
    08/26/2021
    $37,566
    08/26/2021

    Average Production Specialist Salary by Demographic

    Production Specialist Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $45,372
    female-income
    Female Income
    $39,614
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$45,372
    Female$39,614
    Median Production Specialist Income by Race
    White production specialists have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american production specialists have the lowest average salary at $36,260.
    $47,000
    $45,000
    $43,000
    $41,000
    $39,000
    $37,000
    $35,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$45,024
    Black or African American$36,260
    Asian$41,957
    Hispanic or Latino$40,778
    Average Production Specialist Salary by Education Level
    Production specialists with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $67,587 annually. With a Associate degree, production specialists earn a median annual income of $54,831 compared to $51,094 for production specialists with an Bachelors degree.
    $71,000
    $66,000
    $61,000
    $56,000
    $51,000
    $46,000
    $41,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$45,372
    Master's Degree$67,587
    Bachelor's Degree$51,094
    Some College/ Associate Degree$54,831