Median pay for Entry-Level Machinist Set Up Operators lies in the neighborhood of $15.29 per hour. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — roughly a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,301 - $71,805
$22K
$42K
$72K
MEDIAN: $42,000
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$11.64 - $19.33
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$19
MEDIAN: $15.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$22,301 - $71,805  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $4,932  
Profit Sharing
$700  
Total Pay (?
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$24,849 - $46,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.64 - $19.33  
   
Overtime
$16.43 - $28.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$101.37 - $4,932  
   
Profit Sharing
$700  
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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$24,849 - $46,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 434

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Machinist Set Up Operator Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Machinist Set Up Operator in Kalamazoo:
"How to be a more efficient productive employee."
Be sure you comprehend your blueprints. You have complete knowledge in the proper usage of all precision measuring equipment knowledge of the machine(s) you will be setting up and operating. Knowledge of feed and speed of the tooling. Good troubleshooting skills. When in doubt ALWAYS seek assistance before operating machine to produce quality parts. Always be aware of all safety devices and their location. Work smarter not harder. Ask yourself this question, Would I buy the product I just produce. Always be accountable for you production. Take pride in your work.

Key Stats for Machinist Set Up Operator

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
075
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
22%
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Skills That Affect Machinist Set Up Operator Salaries

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
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Blueprints
up arrow 5%

Precision Measurement
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Precision Machining
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CNC/NC
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Machine Operation
0%

National Average
$34,000

set up
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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