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Cutter Operator Salary

A sizeable majority of Cutter Operators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $14.57 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.05 per hour, and the top verges on $20.01. While around one in three report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and around two in five have dental, as well. Though the majority of Cutter Operators do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$10.05 - $20.01
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $20.01  
   
Overtime
$15.40 - $30.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $808  
   
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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$21,204 - $44,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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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's salary is approximately $27K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $31K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Cutter Operators make a median salary of $39K. Cutter Operators who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $37K.

Experience Affects Cutter Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 32%