Cutter Operator Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Cutter Operators in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $14.49 per hour nationwide. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $10.17 per hour and $19.96. Though the majority of Cutter Operators do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about one in three lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and more than two-fifths have dental, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$10.17 - $19.96
(Median)
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$14
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $19.96  
   
Overtime
$15.40 - $30.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $618  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,724 - $44,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153

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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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $26K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $31K. Cutter Operators bring in $38K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Cutter Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

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
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 33%