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Machine Builder Salary

Men make up the majority of Machine Builders in the United States, bringing in about $19.08 per hour. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over a third. The majority of Machine Builders claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$31,409 - $58,108
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MEDIAN: $46,996
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$13.07 - $25.65
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,409 - $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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$29,452 - $64,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.07 - $25.65  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $36.56  
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).
)
$29,452 - $64,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Machine Builder

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $36K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $41K. Machine Builders who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $45K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $52K.

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Experience Affects Machine Builder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 19%