Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Machinist Set Up Operators with Precision Machining skills with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $37K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $42K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $46K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $51K.