Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Machinist Set Up Operators with Precision Machining skills, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $38K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $42K. Machinist Set Up Operators with Precision Machining skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $45K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $52K.