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Grinder Setup Operator Salary

A sizeable majority of Grinder Setup Operators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $16.03 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and half earn dental coverage. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Grinder Setup Operators — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$11.74 - $20.64
MEDIAN: $16.00

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $20.64  
$17.38 - $35.88  
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).
$26,215 - $55,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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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.

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $31K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $32K. Grinder Setup Operators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $35K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $42K.

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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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 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: 79% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 19%