Machine Builder Salary

Men account for the majority of Machine Builders in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $19.53 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most Machine Builders like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,524 - $62,188
(Median)
$38K
$48K
$62K
MEDIAN: $47,897
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90%

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$13.19 - $24.96
(Median)
$13
$20
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$37,524 - $62,188  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,968  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$30,587 - $62,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.19 - $24.96  
   
Overtime
$17.37 - $36.52  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,968  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$30,587 - $62,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 181
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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 results show that Machine Builders use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Blueprints, Precision Machining, Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, and Industrial Hydraulics are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Welding and Industrial Hydraulics.

Pay by Experience Level for Machine Builder

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


Machine Builders who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. 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 $41K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Machine Builders see a median salary of $47K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $53K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Machine Builder Salaries

Precision Machining
up arrow 2%

Blueprints
up arrow 2%

National Average
$43,000

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 3%

Industrial Hydraulics
up arrow 5%

Welding
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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