Machine Builder Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Machine Builders in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $19.43 per hour nationwide. Career duration and the particular city 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 fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$37,716 - $58,108

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$13.17 - $25.23

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$37,716 - $58,108  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,700  
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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$30,108 - $63,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.17 - $25.23  
   
Overtime
$15.89 - $36.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,700  
   
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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$30,108 - $63,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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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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Survey takers who work as Machine Builders report a focused set of job 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Machine Builders. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $34K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $41K. Machine Builders who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $46K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $53K.

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Experience Affects Machine Builder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Machine Builder Salaries

Precision Machining
up arrow 6%

National Average
$43,000

Welding
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 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: 80% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 20%
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