"production process," "assembly line," and "car parts" aren't the only skills we found production workers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of production worker responsibilities that we found, including:
Those production workers who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or general studies degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for production workers include criminal justice degrees or nursing degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a production worker. We've found that most production worker resumes include experience from Aerotek, Labor Ready, and ManpowerGroup. Of recent, Aerotek had 313 positions open for production workers. Meanwhile, there are 175 job openings at Labor Ready and 67 at ManpowerGroup.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, production workers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Lynden Door, Packaging Corporation of America, and Kayem Foods. Take Lynden Door for example. The median production worker salary is $35,216. At Packaging Corporation of America, production workers earn an average of $33,705, while the average at Kayem Foods is $33,029. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
In general, production workers fulfill roles in the manufacturing and retail industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the production worker annual salary is the highest in the automotive industry with $30,765 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the manufacturing and retail industries pay $29,617 and $28,526 respectively. This means that production workers who are employed in the automotive industry make 11.2% more than production workers who work in the technology Industry.