"production process," "safety procedures," and "assembly line" 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, Ashley HomeStore, and TPI. Of recent, Aerotek had 603 positions open for production workers. Meanwhile, there are 180 job openings at Ashley HomeStore and 152 at TPI.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, production workers tend to earn the biggest salaries at BD, United Natural Foods, and Anomatic. Take BD for example. The median production worker salary is $41,598. At United Natural Foods, production workers earn an average of $40,504, while the average at Anomatic is $40,453. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a production worker include General Motors, ABC News, and Metro Chrysler Centre. These three companies were found to hire the most production workers from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
In general, production workers fulfill roles in the professional and manufacturing industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the production worker annual salary is the highest in the automotive industry with $35,206 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the technology and manufacturing industries pay $33,520 and $32,155 respectively. This means that production workers who are employed in the automotive industry make 5.9% more than production workers who work in the retail Industry.