Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary

A Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic earns an average wage of $14.07 per hour. A skill in Quality Assurance / Quality Control is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$26,174 - $52,645
$26K
$36K
$53K
MEDIAN: $36,027
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50%
90%

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$10.08 - $19.13
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.07
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,174 - $52,645  
   
Bonus
$50.00 - $9,000  
Profit Sharing
$650  
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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$21,556 - $43,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $19.13  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.45  
Overtime
$14.74 - $29.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$50.00 - $9,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$650  
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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$21,556 - $43,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 407

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Job Description for Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters/operators/tenders for metal and plastic work with machines to manipulate metal and plastic for their employer.

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Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Tasks

  • Set up and operate a variety of manual machines.
  • Follow quality testing and inspect parts using precision gauges and measuring instruments and equipment.
  • Read and interpret blueprints and specifications.
  • Adjust machine feed and speed and change tooling and cutters to machine parts to specification.
  • Set up and operate precision manual and computerized machining centers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic

Pay by Experience for a Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic has a positive trend. An entry-level Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 243 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic 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 96 salaries. An experienced Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 104 salaries. A Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 41 salaries.

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Key Stats for Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$31,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲12%


National Average
$31,000

Precision Measurement
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 22%