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Life As a Production Worker

Example of a Production Worker Job All production workers not listed separately.

Types of Production Workers

  • Hand Meat Salter
  • Second Crusher
  • Hand Sign Writer
  • Spinner Operator
  • Digester Operator

Production Worker Job Outlook

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 263,500 jobs in the United States for Production Workers.

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 4.4% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 11,600 new jobs for Production Workers by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 31,400 job openings in this field each year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Production Workers in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Production Workers are Illinois, California, and Florida.

Watch out if you plan on working in Maine, Alaska, or Delaware. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Production Worker Salary

The typical yearly salary for Production Workers is somewhere between $20,140 and $55,910. The median salary is $30,170.

Salary Ranges for Production Workers

How much do Production Workers make in different U.S. states?

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

Alaska

$56,120

District of Columbia

$55,860

Wyoming

$54,480

New Mexico

$50,040

South Dakota

$46,940

Iowa

$43,290

Pennsylvania

$39,650

Michigan

$38,980

Louisiana

$38,140

Massachusetts

$37,970

Minnesota

$37,930

Indiana

$37,710

Arizona

$37,420

New York

$36,960

Illinois

$36,920

Nevada

$36,910

Maryland

$36,850

Connecticut

$36,610

Rhode Island

$36,540

Ohio

$35,750

South Carolina

$35,660

Colorado

$35,420

Washington

$35,250

Oregon

$34,610

Maine

$34,510

California

$34,400

New Hampshire

$34,340

North Dakota

$34,200

Wisconsin

$34,000

Montana

$33,320

Texas

$33,240

New Jersey

$33,160

Vermont

$32,590

North Carolina

$32,350

Missouri

$31,610

Oklahoma

$31,400

Tennessee

$31,000

Arkansas

$30,450

Hawaii

$30,260

Utah

$30,150

Virginia

$30,080

Georgia

$30,030

Idaho

$29,640

West Virginia

$29,570

Kansas

$28,950

Alabama

$28,700

Kentucky

$28,520

Florida

$28,220

Mississippi

$28,030

Nebraska

$27,990

Who Employs Production Workers?

Production Worker Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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