Production Associate Career Path
Are you looking for a great entry level position in the manufacturing industry? If you are still looking for information, you’ve come to the right spot. Find out how to become a production associate, what the salary looks like, the skills and requirements, and much more by reading below.
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Here are a few production associate skill requirements, let’s see if you check all the boxes:
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Production associates are a vital piece of the manufacturing equation. In this role, you will assist senior colleagues by ensuring materials are available and ready for use according to the production schedule.
Key requirements to be a great production associate:
Keep an eye out for changes – every job posting is different, and every employer has their own preferences for production associates. Roles and responsibilities in every production associate job description likely include:
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Here are some trends we’ve noticed in the manufacturing industry:
It’s important to keep up to date with trends relating to production associates and the manufacturing industry to best understand the outlook for your potential career. So, we did the digging and fact checking for you.
Production Associate Trends
E-commerce and online shopping sales in the U.S. are expected to continue increasing. The steady increase will only demand more manufacturing workers. Learn more about production associate trends here to see what potential career paths are out there for you!
Trends in Manufacturing Industry
In an outlook report published by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), there will be 2.1 million manufacturing jobs unfilled by the year 2030. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find the right talent for skilled manufacturing positions especially when training programs take months or years to complete and further licensing or certifications is required.
Look out for these related titles:
- Warehouse Associate
- Machine Operator
- Production Worker
- Production Team Lead
- Production Assembler
- Production Manager
- Production Supervisor
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So, how much can you earn?
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A production associate’s salary can range between $39,150-$50,260 based on factors like certifications, years of experience, and additional skills according to Salary.com. We know that’s a big range, and we know how daunting it can feel starting out.
Here’s the break down:
U.S. average production associate salary is $44,140
Bottom 10% of workers will make an annual salary of $34,607
Top 90% of workers will make an annual salary of $55,832
These eight cities are the highest paying for production associates based on data from Indeed.com:
- New York, New York- $56,121
- Fremont, California- $52,629
- Sparks, Nevada- $46,104
- Reno, Neveda- $45,591
- Greer, South Carolina- $44,759
- Spartanburg, South Carolina- $44,056
- Maryville, Tennessee- $40,461
- Indianapolis, Indiana- $39,701
Want to see how much you could earn in a production associate role? Reach out today to speak with a recruiter!
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Let us show you why NCW should be a part of your journey to becoming a manufacturing hire:
We specialize in helping production associate professionals find their dream role. Do you have experience in manufacturing, production, or warehouse work? Even if you don’t, but you want to get started, we are here to help you find your next job as a production associate. Have another specialty? Don’t worry, we do more than hire for production associate jobs, so let us know how we can help you.
Our recruiters have years of experience working with top talent, just like you. Our goal is to get to know you, understand your aspirations, chat through your experience, and connect you with a position that aligns with your wants and needs.
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