Cutter Operator Salary

Median pay for Cutter Operators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $14.49 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $10.32 per hour and $19.25. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Cutter Operators who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 89 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and nearly one-half have dental, too.

$19,866 - $50,335
(Median)
$20K
$39K
$50K
MEDIAN: $38,776
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$10.32 - $19.25
(Median)
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,866 - $50,335  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $382.55  
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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$22,137 - $43,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.32 - $19.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$13.85 - $27.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $382.55  
   
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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$22,137 - $43,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 199
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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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $28K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $31K. Cutter Operators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $38K. For some reason, Cutter Operators with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $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 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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