Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary (United States)

A Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic earns an average wage of $13.34 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Total Pay (?
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$20,948 - $51,143
(Median)
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35K
51K
MEDIAN: $34,957
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Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Total Pay (?
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$9.74 - $18.55
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,948 - $51,143  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
Profit Sharing
$2.30 - $4,848  
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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$20,664 - $44,560  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 523
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.74 - $18.55  
   
Overtime
$13.55 - $29.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
   
Profit Sharing
$2.30 - $4,848  
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).
)
$20,664 - $44,560  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 523
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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
  • 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.
  • Read and interpret blueprints and specifications.
  • Set up and operate a variety of manual machines.
  • Follow quality testing and inspect parts using precision gauges and measuring instruments and equipment.

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

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

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Experience Affects Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$30,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

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

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 4%
Machine Operation
up arrow 1%
National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 21%
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