Machine Operator Salary

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
$40K
MEDIAN: $40,000
50%

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$10.13 - $18.60
$10
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.46
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$40,000  
   
Bonus
$99.33 - $3,328  
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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$22,089 - $44,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.13 - $18.60  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.39  
Overtime
$13.68 - $28.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$99.33 - $3,328  
   
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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$22,089 - $44,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 195

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Machine Operator

Pay by Experience for a Machine Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Machine Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 108 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Machine Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 59 salaries. An experienced Machine Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 56 salaries. A Machine Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 17 salaries.

Key Stats for Machine Operator

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Machine Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼7%

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
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 18%
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