Median pay for Cutter Operators in the United States is around $14.95 per hour. Although just over a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$20,000 - $54,495
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$54K
MEDIAN: $39,998
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$10.97 - $20.37
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,000 - $54,495  
   
Bonus
$509  
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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$23,643 - $47,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.97 - $20.37  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $33.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$509  
   
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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$23,643 - $47,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 201

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $31K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $32K. Cutter Operators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $37K. Cutter Operators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $38K.

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
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Cutter Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$33,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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