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Grinder Setup Operator Salary

Male Grinder Setup Operators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $15.84 per hour in the United States. A strong majority enjoy medical while one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under a third. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$11.33 - $20.76
MEDIAN: $15.00

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $20.76  
$18.42 - $35.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0.00 - $3,394  
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).
$25,756 - $54,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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Job Description for Grinder Setup Operator

  • Inspect and verify product quality and output.
  • Read specifications, drawings and reports to calibrate machinery.
  • Set up, maintain and operate grinding machinery.
  • Select and switch parts and tools to create appropriate products.

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Pay by Experience Level for Grinder Setup Operator

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

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Grinder Setup Operators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $30K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $33K. Grinder Setup Operators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $38K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $45K.

Grinder Setup Operator Reviews

What is it like working as a Grinder Setup Operator?

Grinder Setup Operator in Woodstock:
Pros: Little interruption from my boss, as it stops me from producing. Except this current winter overtime is an always event.
Cons: One boss seems to ignore the employees, the other boss barely knows how to talk, hey only seems to yell... 1 owner, and 5 co-workers. 2 of them are "supervisors". Growth is sadly impossible.

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Experience Affects Grinder Setup Operator Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


6 %
94 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 18%