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.

$35,000 - $45,000
$39K
MEDIAN: $39,305
50%

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$10.30 - $18.66
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.87
10%
50%
90%

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$0$45K
Salary $39,305
Bonus $98.63 - $3,377
Profit Sharing $2,100
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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$22,895 - $45,158
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $10.30 - $18.66
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $0.00
Overtime $14.50 - $27.41
Annual Data $0$45K
Bonus $98.63 - $3,377
Profit Sharing $2,100
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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$22,895 - $45,158
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 149

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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.

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Key Stats for Machine Operator

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Machine Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲7%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 17%
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