The average pay for a Machine Set Up Operator is $15.07 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Machine Programming, Manufacturing and set up.

$22,747 - $67,832
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$68K
MEDIAN: $41,677
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$10.71 - $20.36
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$22,747 - $67,832  
   
Bonus
$101.19 - $4,075  
Profit Sharing
$145.44 - $6,183  
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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$23,643 - $49,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.71 - $20.36  
   
Overtime
$14.94 - $30.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$101.19 - $4,075  
   
Profit Sharing
$145.44 - $6,183  
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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$23,643 - $49,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,277
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Job Description for Machine Set Up Operator

Machine setup operators ensure that the machines they are responsible for work properly and efficiently. This requires extensive knowledge of the machine or machines for which the operators are responsible.

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Machine Set Up Operator Tasks

  • Determine sequence of operations by studying blueprints, specifications, and work orders.
  • Regulate machine by setting and adjusting controls.
  • Prepare machines for production by positioning and securing dies, stops and guides.

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Pay by Experience Level for Machine Set Up Operator

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,397

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Machine Set Up Operator Reviews

What is it like working as a Machine Set Up Operator?

Machine Set Up Operator in Wooster:
"Its honest work."
Pros: The thing I like most about my job is the people I work with and I love working with robots.
Cons: The thing I like least about my job is I don't get a lot of time with my wife and kids.

Machine Set Up Operator in Irwindale:
"Good."
Pros: I have basic instructions but I am allowed to interpret them somewhat. I enjoy problem solving and I'm responsible to find solutions on my own .
Cons: It is difficult to get help when I need it.most interaction is negative.

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Experience Affects Machine Set Up Operator Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Machine Set Up Operator Salaries

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
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set up
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CNC/NC
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Precision Measurement
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Maintenance
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National Average
$33,000

Machine Operation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 186 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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