Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Production Operator make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$38,185 / yrTotal Pay
$36,373 / yrBase Pay
$1,812 / yrAdditional Pay

$38,185

 / yr
$29K$50K
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The estimated total pay for a Production Operator is $38,185 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $36,373 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $1,812 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Machine Operator

$38,459 /yr
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$39,622 /yr
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Related Job Titles

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Some related job titles are Machine Operator Salaries with median pay of $38,459, Chemical Operator Salaries with median pay of $44,831, Manufacturing Salaries with median pay of $42,387, Manufacturing Operator Salaries with median pay of $41,256.

Top Paying Companies

For a Production Operator in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Production Operator in United States. Employers include Devon Energy, Chevron and Danos.

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Devon Energy
$67,648/yr
5
Wood Group
$58,220/yr
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SolarWorld
$53,994/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Production Operator in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Production Operator in United States are Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $55,749, Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $49,467, Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $49,080, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $48,080, and Personal Consumer Services with a median total pay of $47,663.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$55,749

    20% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$49,467

    10% Higher than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$49,080

    9% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$48,080

    7% Higher than other industries

  • Personal Consumer ServicesPersonal Consumer Services$47,663

    6% Higher than other industries

Energy, Mining & Utilities

Top paying companies in Energy, Mining & Utilities for Production Operator are Devon Energy, Chevron, and Danos.

Devon EnergyDevon Energy$67,648/yr
ChevronChevron$64,372/yr
DanosDanos$59,163/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Skilled Labor & Manufacturing?

Skilled labor jobs like manufacturing, construction and warehousing are in high demand. Warehousing and logistics jobs are projected to grow rapidly with the growth of e-commerce and often pay higher salaries than other jobs that don't require a college degree. While a college degree is not generally required, training in new skills or earning certifications and licenses can be a way to earn a higher salary. While job opportunities are projected to grow, automation remains a risk to the long-term job outlook.

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Production Machine Operator

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Production Operator pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Production Operator is $36,373 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Production Operator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 4628 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Production Operator employees.

The highest salary for a Production Operator in United States is $47,107 per year.

The lowest salary for a Production Operator in United States is $28,085 per year.

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