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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 $13.55 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.

$19,851 - $48,722
(Median)
$20K
$34K
$49K
MEDIAN: $34,095
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50%
90%

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$9.86 - $18.57
(Median)
$9
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,851 - $48,722  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,312  
Profit Sharing
$2.14 - $3,551  
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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$20,914 - $42,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $18.57  
   
Overtime
$13.72 - $28.31  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,312  
   
Profit Sharing
$2.14 - $3,551  
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).
)
$20,914 - $42,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 514

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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

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

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 32%

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 20%
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