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.

$19,866 - $54,874
$20K
$41K
$55K
MEDIAN: $40,971
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$10.90 - $20.71
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MEDIAN: $14.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,866 - $54,874  
   
Bonus
$491.32  
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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$23,328 - $48,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.90 - $20.71  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $34.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$491.32  
   
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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$23,328 - $48,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 203

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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.

Cutter Operator Reviews

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

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 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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Key Stats for Cutter Operator

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
26%
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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 25%