A Machine Operator earns an average wage of $13.44 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$37,153 - $48,720
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,000
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$10.12 - $18.53
(Median)
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$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$40,000  
   
Bonus
$98.99 - $3,354  
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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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$22,048 - $43,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $18.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.39  
Overtime
$13.64 - $28.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$98.99 - $3,354  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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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$22,048 - $43,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 192
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Job Description for Machine Operator

Machine operators operate different types of machinery, which they are required to be knowledgeable about. Most of the time, a machine operator will work on a specific type of machinery. However, their work may vary a lot. For example, supervisors at a plant may have operates work on different machines throughout a shift to prevent monotony and to keep workers motivated.

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Machine Operator Tasks

  • Calibrate equipment to produce the correct specification of products.
  • Monitor supplies and inventory, and ensure adequate amount of materials ready at hand.
  • Load, position, and arrange materials and operate equipment to create products.
  • Communicate irregularities, problems, and process concerns.

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Pay by Experience Level for Machine Operator

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

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Experience Affects Machine Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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