Machine Set Up Operator Salary

The average pay for a Machine Set Up Operator is $15.21 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Machine Programming, Manufacturing and set up.

$23,467 - $75,503
$23K
$43K
$76K
MEDIAN: $42,571
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$10.99 - $20.50
$11
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$21
MEDIAN: $15.21
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$23,467 - $75,503  
   
Bonus
$101.19 - $4,978  
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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$24,171 - $49,855  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.99 - $20.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$15.13 - $30.31  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$101.19 - $4,978  
   
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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$24,171 - $49,855  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,306
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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

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

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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: $33,817

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Machine Set Up Operator Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Machine Set Up Operator

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 178 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Machine Set Up Operator Salaries

▲22%

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$34,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Machine Set Up Operator Salaries

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▲21%

set up
▲11%




▲3%

Maintenance
▼0%

National Average
$34,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 178 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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