Cutter Operator Salary

A sizeable majority of Cutter Operators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $14.57 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.17 per hour on the low end to $19.43 on the high end. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and more than two-fifths have dental, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$10.17 - $19.43

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $19.43  
   
Overtime
$14.00 - $28.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $487.22  
   
Total Pay (?
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$21,947 - $43,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $27K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $31K on average. Cutter Operators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $37K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $36K on average.

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 18%

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
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 33%
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