Machine Builder Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Machine Builders in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $19.28 per hour nationwide. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and approximately one-half have dental, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,000 - $62,510
$58K
MEDIAN: $58,183
50%

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$14.07 - $25.26
$14
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.28
10%
50%
90%

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$0$62K
Salary $58,183
Bonus $400.00 - $2,500
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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$31,418 - $60,724
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $14.07 - $25.26
Overtime $19.63 - $35.59
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $400.00 - $2,500
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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$31,418 - $60,724
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 129

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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.

Machine Builder Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Machine Builder?

Machine Builder in Bryan:
"Satisfying."
Pros: Building the components and assembling the machines and wiring them up then watching the machines being tested make flexible templates.
Cons: Not being appreciated for the work that I do and being underpaid.

Machine Builder in Auburn Hills:
"How to read blue prints."
Watch and learn from seasoned Machine Builders.

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Key Stats for Machine Builder

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Machine Builder Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼25%

Skills That Affect Machine Builder Salaries

National Average
$46,000

Blueprints
▼4%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▼9%

Precision Machining
▼11%

Welding
▼13%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼14%

Machining
▼24%

Industrial Hydraulics
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 24%
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