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 $15.44 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$19,232 - $55,270
(Median)
$19K
$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $40,000
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$10.95 - $20.68
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,232 - $55,270  
   
Bonus
$1,250  
Profit Sharing
$850  
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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$23,315 - $50,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.95 - $20.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.97 - $33.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,250  
   
Profit Sharing
$850  
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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$23,315 - $50,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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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

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

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

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Experience Affects Lathe, Turning Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

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

National Average
$34,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 3%

Precision Machining
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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