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Sporting Goods Production Workers


According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median hourly wages of cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, ranged from $11.98 to $25.73 in May 2019 ($24,920 to $53,520 annually for full-time work). Team assemblers had earnings than ranged from $10.78 an hour to $24.73 or more per hour ($22,420 to $51,430 annually for full-time work). Wages are generally higher for skilled, experienced machine operators. Most workers also get fringe benefits, such as health insurance, paid holidays and vacation days, and pension plans. Some firms offer stock options to employees.

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