Cutter Operator Salary

For Cutter Operators, hourly average wages total $15.01 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. While some workers in this profession — close to one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Cutter Operators who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$19,797 - $55,069
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$42K
$55K
MEDIAN: $41,731
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$10.99 - $20.98
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$0$55K
Salary $19,797 - $55,069
Bonus $97.87 - $1,192
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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$23,394 - $49,385
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $10.99 - $20.98
Overtime $16.02 - $35.37
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $97.87 - $1,192
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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$23,394 - $49,385
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 215

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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.

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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.

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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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Q: What is it like working as a Cutter Operator?

Cutter Operator in Hickory:
"Pay scale."
Be on time at your work station . Don't be late. Don't punch out early.

Cutter Operator in Lemonister Ma:
"Jobs sucks."
No money no payraises.

Cutter Operator in Denver:
"Foam cutter."
Pros: There is not a lot of competition in the market. Nor is there a much competition for jobs.
Cons: It stinks, it's dirty, requires a lot of labor to move and position large blocks of foam. It also requires a lot of space to store inventory.

Cutter Operator in Louisville:
"Hard work."
Find a different career.

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.

Cutter Operator in Auburn:
"Job."
Pros: It's different and fast pasted.
Cons: The pay is too low for how much I have to do.

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Key Stats for Cutter Operator

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Cutter Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 24%
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