Machinist Set Up Operators with Precision Machining skills take home an average $17.95 per hour. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $5K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $28K and hits $59K on the high end. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,506 - $51,521
(Median)
$30K
$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $38,579
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90%

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$12.84 - $24.79
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,506 - $51,521  
   
Bonus
$450.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $5,128  
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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$28,075 - $59,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.84 - $24.79  
   
Overtime
$19.26 - $35.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$450.00 - $5,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $5,128  
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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$28,075 - $59,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 440
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Pay by Experience Level for Machinist Set Up Operator

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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $35K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $41K. On average, Machinist Set Up Operators with Precision Machining skills make $44K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $49K.

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Experience Affects Machinist Set Up Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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