Machine Set Up Operators with Troubleshooting skills take home an average $15.58 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, approximately one-fifth claim no health benefits at all. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Machine Set Up Operators with Troubleshooting skills (86 percent) who took the survey are men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$21,981 - $60,820
(Median)
$22K
$36K
$61K
MEDIAN: $36,000
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90%

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$11.62 - $21.10
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,981 - $60,820  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$996  
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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$25,182 - $50,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.62 - $21.10  
   
Overtime
$16.01 - $31.87  
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
$200.00 - $5,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$996  
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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$25,182 - $50,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 363
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. During the first five years of their careers, Machine Set Up Operators with Troubleshooting skills see a median income of $33K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $35K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $38K. As Machine Set Up Operators with Troubleshooting skills reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $42K.

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Experience Affects Machine Set Up Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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