Entry-Level Machinist Salary

The average Entry-Level Machinist earns approximately $15.41 per hour. In the world of Entry-Level Machinists, total cash compensation can vary between $25K and $49K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $3K and $5K, respectively. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and over one-half have dental coverage, nearly one in four claim no health benefits at all. Most Entry-Level Machinists report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,178 - $51,226
$25K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,152
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50%
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$11.66 - $20.52
$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.41
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$0$51K
Salary $25,178 - $51,226
Bonus $206.58 - $3,010
Profit Sharing $309.13 - $4,973
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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$25,276 - $49,163
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 134
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $11.66 - $20.52
Hourly Tips $3.13
Overtime $16.75 - $30.67
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $206.58 - $3,010
Profit Sharing $309.13 - $4,973
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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$25,276 - $49,163
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,845

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,184

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Everett offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Machinists, 29 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Machinists will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+21 percent), Cincinnati (+19 percent), Houston (+19 percent), and Seattle (+13 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Rochester. Workers in Portland and Dayton earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less).

Machinist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Machinist in Puyallup:
"Deadlines, perfection."
Be quick, Think fast, walk like you have a meaning, no cell phone, and keep positive mistakes happen.

Machinist in Detroit:
"Live to work/work to live."
Know what type of schedule your target company keeps, they vary greatly. Privately held companies tend to work a lot of overtime which is great for compensation but, terrible for life outside of work. To be honest since the 2008-2010 downturn most companies fall into this trend since skilled labor seems to be difficult to come by.

Machinist in Charleston:
"There isn't a set pay rate per position."
Don't sell yourself short starting out demand the top dollar you can get to start with because it's unlikely your employer if they're like mine will reward you accordingly. We don't even have a yearly review you just get a raise or you don't it may be 50 cents it may be $2.00 an hour it may be nothing!

Machinist in 19380:
Work toward a bachelors degree if at all possible.

Machinist in Oklahoma City:
"Training."
All ways be open to new ways.

Machinist in Statesville:
"To be more fluid with speeds and feeds."
Notes.... Write yourself notes about how metal responds the different things.

Machinist in Verona:
Listen and learn from the people that have been there working for a while. School does not mean you know best.

Key Stats for Machinist

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 353 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
22%
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Skills That Affect Machinist Salaries

Machine Learning
▲14%

Machinist
▲7%


Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
▲3%

▲1%


Precision Measurement
▲1%

▼0%

CAD/CAM
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

Machine Operation
▼2%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼2%

Grinding Tools
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 353 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 24%
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