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What You Need to Know About Production Worker

Job Description: All production workers not listed separately.

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Job Outlook for Production Workers

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 263,500 jobs in the United States for Production Worker. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 4.4% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 11,600 new jobs for Production Worker by 2026. The BLS estimates 31,400 yearly job openings in this field.


The states with the most job growth for Production Worker are Nevada, Florida, and Utah. Watch out if you plan on working in Delaware, Maine, or Alaska. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Average Production Workers Salary

The salary for Production Workers ranges between about $20,140 and $55,910 a year.


Production Workers who work in Wyoming, Alaska, or New Mexico, make the highest salaries.

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

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $28,700
Alaska $56,120
Arizona $37,420
Arkansas $30,450
California $34,400
Colorado $35,420
Connecticut $36,610
District of Columbia $55,860
Florida $28,220
Georgia $30,030
Hawaii $30,260
Idaho $29,640
Illinois $36,920
Indiana $37,710
Iowa $43,290
Kansas $28,950
Kentucky $28,520
Louisiana $38,140
Maine $34,510
Maryland $36,850
Massachusetts $37,970
Michigan $38,980
Minnesota $37,930
Mississippi $28,030
Missouri $31,610
Montana $33,320
Nebraska $27,990
Nevada $36,910
New Hampshire $34,340
New Jersey $33,160
New Mexico $50,040
New York $36,960
North Carolina $32,350
North Dakota $34,200
Ohio $35,750
Oklahoma $31,400
Oregon $34,610
Pennsylvania $39,650
Rhode Island $36,540
South Carolina $35,660
South Dakota $46,940
Tennessee $31,000
Texas $33,240
Utah $30,150
Vermont $32,590
Virginia $30,080
Washington $35,250
West Virginia $29,570
Wisconsin $34,000
Wyoming $54,480

Who Employs Production Workers?


The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.



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