Cutter Operator Salary
Median pay for Cutter Operators in the United States is around $14.99 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.
|Salary||$19,866 - $54,874|
|Total Pay (||$23,328 - $48,756|
|Hourly Rate||$10.90 - $20.71|
|Overtime||$15.00 - $34.95|
|Total Pay (||$23,328 - $48,756|
Job Description for Cutter Operator
Cutter operators usually work for businesses which provide printing services to clients. These operators use various paper joggers and properly align and organize documents so they can be fed into other machines for cutting, binding, and/or hole-punching. They are also responsible for mailing, shipping, and printing documents, either manually or using specific machines.Read More...
Cutter operators must be able to troubleshoot minor machine issues and call authorized repairmen if necessary, and they are typically responsible for monitoring assigned machines during each cut to ensure that documents adhere to their specifications. Occasional adjustments to machines may be necessary, and they must always follow safety guidelines established by their employers and report workplace hazards to management immediately.
Cutter operators may follow instruction manuals when using various machines and perform routine maintenance in accordance with these manuals. Computer skills are often necessary in this position, as these machines are highly computerized, and they must ensure that all instruments, equipment, work stations, and tools are in proper working order at all times. They should be able to work with minimal or no supervision as well as in a team environment, and occasional overtime work may be necessary to meet deadlines. A high school diploma is often a minimum requirement for this position, and some may also be responsible for training new cutter operators.
Cutter Operator Tasks
- Operate cutting and trimming equipment to produce uniform products.
- Maintain and repair cutting equipment, such as replacing blades.
- Manage pallets, product conveyance and update inventory.
- Inspect products and materials, identify problems and troubleshoot solutions.
Pay by Experience Level for Cutter Operator
Pay by Experience for a Cutter Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Cutter Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 107 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cutter Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Cutter Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 54 salaries. A Cutter Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 55 salaries.
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