Machine Operator Salary

A Machine Operator earns an average wage of $12.33 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$9.84 - $17.45

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $17.45  
   
Overtime
$1.57 - $33.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Total Pay (?
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$20,598 - $41,941  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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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Experience Affects Machine Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$29,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 30%
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