Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $38K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $42K on average. For Machinist Set Up Operators with Precision Machining skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $45K. As Machinist Set Up Operators with Precision Machining skills reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $51K.