Machine Builder Salary

Machine Builders in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $18.58 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Machine Builders. Roughly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a little over a half claim dental coverage as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,680 - $63,871
$59K
MEDIAN: $58,973
50%

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$13.60 - $25.13
$14
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $18.58
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$58,973  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $1,973  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$30,440 - $61,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.60 - $25.13  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $35.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$304.10 - $1,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$30,440 - $61,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 119

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Job Description for Machine Builder

Machine builders are generally responsible for building and/or assembling machinery, typically in the manufacturing industry. They are also tasked with repairing these machines, and this work is labor-intensive and often requires working with fire or rough and heavy materials. Strict adherence to safety standards is also important.

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Machine Builder Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Machine Builder

Pay by Experience for a Machine Builder has a positive trend. An entry-level Machine Builder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 56 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Machine Builder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Machine Builder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 30 salaries. A Machine Builder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 37 salaries.

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Key Stats for Machine Builder

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Machine Builder Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
▼21%

Skills That Affect Machine Builder Salaries

Blueprints
▼0%

National Average
$44,000

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▼5%

Precision Machining
▼7%

Welding
▼9%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼10%

Machining
▼20%

Industrial Hydraulics
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 24%