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Production Worker Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$24,000
$20,000
$24,000
$30,000
The average production worker makes about $25,020 per year. That's $12.03 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $20,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $30,000. Many of production workers seem to be drawn to professional and manufacturing companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case production workers tend to work at automotive, manufacturing, and retail companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Nevada, Montana and Alaska pay production workers the highest salaries.
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Map of Production Worker Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Production Worker Salary By Location

While a production worker can average a salary of $25,020 per year, or $12.03 per hour, there are many opportunities for production workers to make more. For example, in Saint Paul, MN you might make $31,058 per year. Other high-paying locations include Sioux Falls, SD, Tualatin, OR and Tacoma, WA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Saint Paul, MN where the average starting salary is $23,000. The highest paying states for production workers include Nevada, Montana and Alaska. Meanwhile, Kentucky, Maine, and Virginia offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Sioux Falls, SD
Sioux Falls, SD
$29,970
$30k
Tualatin, OR
Tualatin, OR
$29,794
$30k
Columbus, IN
Columbus, IN
$28,985
$29k
Chelsea, MA
Chelsea, MA
$28,384
$28k
Fairfield, CA
Fairfield, CA
$27,928
$28k

High Paying Production Worker Jobs

Average Production Worker Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a production worker, working for Federal-Mogul or General Electric might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like HoneyBaked Ham and PPG Industries report highly competitive salaries for production workers.

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Production Worker Salary History

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    Average Production Worker Pay By Industry

    Production worker salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with automotive, manufacturing, and retail companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a production worker can make a yearly salary of $30,380 while working for automotive companies. All the while, other production workers are making $25,600 at manufacturing companies and $23,223 at retail companies. One industry production workers may want to avoid is the professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $21,134.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Automotive
    Automotive
    $30,380
    $30k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $25,600
    $26k
    Retail
    Retail
    $23,223
    $23k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $22,311
    $22k
    Professional
    Professional
    $21,134
    $21k

    Production Worker Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a production worker 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.

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    Production Worker
    Production Worker
    Everett, WA
    Everett, WA
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    $32,349
    $32,349
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    Rohnert Park, CA
    Rohnert Park, CA
    10/31/2020
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    $29,218
    $29,218
    10/31/2020
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    Orwell, OH
    Orwell, OH
    10/31/2020
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    $27,966
    $27,966
    10/31/2020
    Milgard
    Milgard
    Production Worker I Swing Shift
    Production Worker I Swing Shift
    Production Worker I Swing Shift
    Temecula, CA
    Temecula, CA
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $33,809
    $33,809
    10/31/2020
    Cabinetwork Group
    Cabinetwork Group
    Production Worker
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    Production Worker
    Waconia, MN
    Waconia, MN
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/31/2020
    Production Worker
    Production Worker
    Saint Cloud, MN
    Saint Cloud, MN
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/31/2020
    Sonoco
    Sonoco
    Production Worker
    Production Worker
    Production Worker
    Irving, TX
    Irving, TX
    10/31/2020
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    $35,876
    $35,876
    10/31/2020
    Production Worker
    Production Worker
    Thomasville, GA
    Thomasville, GA
    10/31/2020
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    $25,670
    $25,670
    10/31/2020
    Kht1 KH Production Worker Temp To Hlnd
    Kht1 KH Production Worker Temp To Hlnd
    Holland, MI
    Holland, MI
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $29,740
    $29,740
    10/30/2020
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    Hirelevel
    Production Worker
    Production Worker
    Production Worker
    Sturgis, MI
    Sturgis, MI
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/30/2020