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 $14.01 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.

$19,399 - $51,719
(Median)
$19K
$35K
$52K
MEDIAN: $34,697
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50%
90%

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$10.07 - $18.74
(Median)
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,399 - $51,719  
   
Bonus
$51.06 - $8,808  
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$21,542 - $42,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $18.74  
   
Overtime
$14.55 - $28.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$51.06 - $8,808  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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).
)
$21,542 - $42,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 433
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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.

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

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic in Hamburg:
"Inspection."
Developing a good eye for what good parts look like will go a long way toward doing well in this job.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

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

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 13%

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Precision Measurement
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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