Entry-Level Machinist Set Up Operator Salary

Entry-Level Machinist Set Up Operators take home an average $15.12 per hour. While nearly one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,562 - $64,564
(Median)
$32K
$35K
$65K
MEDIAN: $35,379
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$11.66 - $19.17
(Median)
$12
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,562 - $64,564  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,367  
Profit Sharing
$400.00  
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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$25,116 - $46,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.66 - $19.17  
   
Overtime
$16.64 - $27.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,367  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00  
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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$25,116 - $46,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 257
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Machinist Set Up Operator Advice

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.

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Skills That Affect Machinist Set Up Operator Salaries

Precision Machining
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CNC/NC
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National Average
$35,000

Machine Operation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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