A Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic earns an average wage of $13.16 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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$19,955 - $50,087
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34,861
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Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Total Pay (?
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$9.72 - $18.25
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,955 - $50,087  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,560  
Profit Sharing
$9.43 - $4,027  
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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$20,525 - $43,904  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 562
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $18.25  
   
Overtime
$13.29 - $28.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,560  
   
Profit Sharing
$9.43 - $4,027  
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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$20,525 - $43,904  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 562
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Job Description for Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic
  • 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.
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 25%
Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$30,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%
Machine Operation
up arrow 2%
National Average
$30,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 87 votes.
Gender
Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 22%
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