The average Experienced Machinist earns approximately $20.58 per hour. In the world of Experienced Machinists, total cash compensation can vary between $34K and $65K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $8K, respectively. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Machinists. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$36,069 - $74,865
$36K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,493
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50%
90%

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$15.71 - $27.85
$16
$21
$28
MEDIAN: $20.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,069 - $74,865  
   
Bonus
$515 - $5,077  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $7,966  
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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$34,383 - $65,447  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.71 - $27.85  
   
Overtime
$23.42 - $40.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$515 - $5,077  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $7,966  
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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$34,383 - $65,447  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,225

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,788

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With a pay rate for Experienced Machinists that is 23 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Experienced Machinists will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+17 percent), Austin (+13 percent), Phoenix (+7 percent), and Los Angeles (+5 percent). Albuquerque is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Cincinnati (11 percent less) and Pittsburgh (7 percent less).

Key Stats for Machinist

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 195 votes.
075
10-19 years
75%
20 years or more
25%
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Skills That Affect Machinist Salaries

CAD/CAM
up arrow 9%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 5%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
up arrow 4%



up arrow 2%

Setup
up arrow 2%

Machine Operation
0%

National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 195 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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