Cutter Operator Salary

Cutter Operators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.49 per hour. Compensation ranges from $10.32 per hour on the lower end to $19.25 on the higher end. The vast majority (89 percent) of Cutter Operators who answered the questionnaire are male. Though the majority of Cutter Operators do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and about one-half have dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $28K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $31K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $38K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Cutter Operators report making 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 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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