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Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) Salary (United States)

A Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) earns an average wage of $14.20 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) Salary (?
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$20,922 - $80,879
(Median)
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52K
81K
MEDIAN: $41,657
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Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) Salary (?
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$10.81 - $18.99
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$20,922 - $80,879  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,006  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $7,000  
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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$23,717 - $43,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.81 - $18.99  
   
Overtime
$15.54 - $27.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,006  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $7,000  
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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$23,717 - $43,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 405
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Job Description for Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication)

A laser machine operator (metal fabrication) works to manufacture metal products using machines that employ lasers and computerized equipment. The operator often uses laser cutting and punching machines that make metal shapes and holes to fit other parts. It is important that they pay attention to the machine at all times to ensure that it is working properly.
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Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) Tasks
  • Perform hole drilling and sheet metal cutting functions.
  • Plan sequence of operations and review blueprints to ensure precision.
  • Set up, maintain, and operate laser.

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Pay by Experience Level for Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication)

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Pay Difference By Location

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$32,000
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Experience Affects Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%
Experienced
up arrow 27%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$32,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) Salaries

up arrow 9%
Machine Operation
up arrow 2%
National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 18%