Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Machinist Set Up Operators with Precision Machining skills, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $37K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $42K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Machinist Set Up Operators with Precision Machining skills make a median salary of $45K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Machinist Set Up Operator generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $51K.