How Much Do Conveyor Operators Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Conveyor Operators

Conveyor Operators control or tend conveyors or conveyor systems that move materials or products to and from stockpiles, processing stations, departments, or vehicles. May control speed and routing of materials or products.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$37540 per year
Hourly wage
$18 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$25,810 to $29,640 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$12 to $14 per hour

Entry-level Conveyor Operators and Tenders with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $25,810 to $29,640 per year or $12 to $14 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Conveyor Operators and Tenders to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $25 $52,040
Senior (Top 25%) $21 $43,230
Middle (Mid 50%) $17 $35,770
Junior (Bottom 25%) $14 $29,640
No experience (Bottom 10%) $12 $25,810

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
WV $28 $57,560
KY $24 $48,930
NM $21 $44,010
TN $21 $43,710
ME $21 $43,670
AL $21 $43,310
MT $21 $42,900
OH $21 $42,830
OR $20 $42,170
WA $20 $40,950

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Conveyor Operator and Tender is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like WV doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at WV might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Conveyor Operators are in the states of WV, KY, NM, TN and ME.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Truck Transportation $83110 $39.95
Federal Executive Branch $66330 $31.89
Coal Mining $57560 $27.67
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying $51900 $24.95
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $51310 $24.67
Household Appliance Manufacturing $48540 $23.34
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills $46100 $22.16
Chemical Manufacturing $44390 $21.34
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $43510 $20.92
Chemical Manufacturing $43140 $20.74
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $42860 $20.61
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing $42820 $20.59
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing $42280 $20.33
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing $41950 $20.17
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing $41530 $19.97
Dairy Product Manufacturing $40890 $19.66
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing $40700 $19.57
Sawmills and Wood Preservation $39210 $18.85
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $39050 $18.78
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $38920 $18.71
Grain and Oilseed Milling $38840 $18.67
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing $38390 $18.46
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $38380 $18.45
Support Activities for Air Transportation $38100 $18.32
Management of Companies and Enterprises $37840 $18.19
Beverage Manufacturing $37650 $18.10
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing $37360 $17.96
Foundries $36970 $17.77
Animal Food Manufacturing $36970 $17.77
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities $36960 $17.77

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