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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 $19.41 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. 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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$12.99 - $25.42
(Median)
$13
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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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$30,029 - $65,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.99 - $25.42  
   
Overtime
$16.31 - $36.79  
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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$30,029 - $65,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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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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Typical Machine Builders report a focused set of job skills. Precision Machining and Welding are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Machine Builder

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


Machine Builders with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $35K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $42K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Machine Builders bring in $47K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $54K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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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 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Machine Builder Salaries

Precision Machining
up arrow 4%

National Average
$43,000

Welding
up arrow 8%

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
12%
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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