Cutter Operator Salary

Men account for the majority of Cutter Operators in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $14.56 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.19 per hour on the low end to $19.66 on the high end. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than two-fifths. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$10.19 - $19.66
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Hourly Rate
$10.19 - $19.66  
   
Overtime
$14.05 - $29.68  
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$0.00 - $502  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,003 - $43,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $30K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $27K. Cutter Operators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $37K. Cutter Operators who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks 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 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

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
3%
1-4 years
33%
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: 37% employee benefits None: 33%
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