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Machine Builder Salary

A sizeable majority of Machine Builders in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $19.48 per hour. Location and experience level 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 close to two-fifths. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed 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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$12.97 - $25.48
(Median)
$13
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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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$29,960 - $65,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.97 - $25.48  
   
Overtime
$16.25 - $36.84  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$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).
)
$29,960 - $65,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165

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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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Machine Builders only report a few specific skills. Precision Machining and Welding are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Machine Builder

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


For many Machine Builders, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $36K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $42K. Machine Builders with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $47K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $54K.

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Experience Affects Machine Builder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Machine Builder Salaries

Precision Machining
up arrow 3%

National Average
$43,000

Welding
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 18%
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