Machine Builder Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Machine Builders in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $19.51 per hour nationwide. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Machine Builders enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than a third. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,716 - $58,108
(Median)
$38K
$47K
$58K
MEDIAN: $47,010
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90%

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$13.22 - $25.33
(Median)
$13
$20
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$37,716 - $58,108  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,689  
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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$30,219 - $65,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.22 - $25.33  
   
Overtime
$17.27 - $37.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,689  
   
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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$30,219 - $65,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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Job Description for Machine Builder

  • Pull parts from inventory to assemble device.
  • Read and interpret process documentation, drawings, prints, diagrams, and/or schematics.
  • Complete paperwork such as work orders, forms and checklists associated with assembly of device.
  • Assemble mechanical devices including mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.
  • Test, troubleshoot, and inspect assembled products for defects.

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Survey results show that Machine Builders typically report just a few professional skills. Precision Machining and Welding are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Machine Builder

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $35K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $41K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $47K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $55K on average.

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Experience Affects Machine Builder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Machine Builder Salaries

Precision Machining
up arrow 3%

National Average
$44,000

Welding
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 19%
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