Cutter Operator Salary

Male Cutter Operators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $14.64 per hour in the United States. Pay ranges from $10.19 per hour on the low end to $19.64 on the high end. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Overtime
$14.10 - $29.61  
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$0.00 - $503  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,021 - $44,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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Job Description for Cutter Operator

  • Manage pallets, product conveyance and update inventory.
  • Inspect products and materials, identify problems and troubleshoot solutions.
  • Operate cutting and trimming equipment to produce uniform products.
  • Maintain and repair cutting equipment, such as replacing blades.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cutter Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $27K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $31K on average. For Cutter Operators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $37K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $36K.

Cutter Operator Reviews

What is it like working as a Cutter Operator?

Cutter Operator in Watertown:
"Cutter summary."
Pros: Being able to self manage my day instead of having a supervisor micro manage what I do and when I do it.
Cons: The pay isn't what it should be and the equipment is very old and finicky.

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Experience Affects Cutter Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 32%
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