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Cutter Operator Salary

Male Cutter Operators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $14.58 per hour in the United States. Earnings sit near $10.17 per hour on the lower side but can approach $19.81 on the higher side. Though the majority of Cutter Operators do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Some workers in this field — about one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths.

$10.17 - $19.81
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $19.81  
   
Overtime
$14.77 - $30.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $618  
   
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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$21,748 - $44,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154

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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 earns $26K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $31K. For Cutter Operators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $38K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $36K by contrast.

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 20%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 33%
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