Lathe, Turning Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary

The average wage for a Lathe, Turning Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic is $15.19 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$19,422 - $72,719
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$40K
$73K
MEDIAN: $39,770
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$11.06 - $21.50
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MEDIAN: $15.19
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$19,422 - $72,719  
   
Bonus
$151.01 - $4,966  
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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$24,133 - $52,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.06 - $21.50  
   
Overtime
$14.92 - $32.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$151.01 - $4,966  
   
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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$24,133 - $52,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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Job Description for Lathe, Turning Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic

Lathe/turning machine tool-setters and operators of tender, metal, and plastic must have wide-ranging experience in using these tools and thorough knowledge of the production processes which utilize them; knowledge of minor upkeep and repair practices for these tools is also important. A minimum of three years of lathe experience is generally required for this position, and candidates must be able to train and teach proper operating procedures and practices to others. Some employers may prefer those with prior experience in dangerous work environments and in-depth knowledge of safety procedures.

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Lathe, Turning Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Tasks

  • Read and interpret blueprints to determine necessary work steps and operational sequences.
  • Clean and organize work area.
  • Observe and maneuver equipment to produce desired products and ensure safety.
  • Inspect products to determine conformance to specifications.
  • Set up and operate machines, monitoring and adjusting settings to reach desired tolerances for products.

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Pay by Experience Level for Lathe, Turning Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic

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

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Key Stats for Lathe, Turning Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Lathe, Turning Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

Experienced
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Skills That Affect Lathe, Turning Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salaries

National Average
$34,000


Precision Machining
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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