Experienced Machinists can expect wages of $20.50 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Experienced Machinists approaches anywhere from $34K on the lower end to $65K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,843 - $74,659
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,450
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$15.72 - $27.69
(Median)
$16
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,843 - $74,659  
   
Bonus
$503 - $5,039  
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $7,023  
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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$34,357 - $65,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.72 - $27.69  
   
Overtime
$23.95 - $41.32  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$503 - $5,039  
   
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $7,023  
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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$34,357 - $65,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,193
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,423

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For those looking to make money, Experienced Machinists in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Experienced Machinists will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+24 percent), Austin (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+6 percent), and San Diego (+5 percent). Albuquerque is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Workers in Rochester and Grand Rapids earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Machinist Salaries

CAD/CAM
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Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 8%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
up arrow 5%

Precision Machining
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Blueprints
up arrow 3%

CNC/NC
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Machine Operation
0%

National Average
$47,000

Setup
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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