For Mid-Career Machinist Set Up Operators, hourly average wages total $17.54 per hour. Cash earnings for Mid-Career Machinist Set Up Operators — which occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $28K to approximately $57K. Some workers in this field — just over a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a little over a half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,021 - $63,023
$21K
$36K
$63K
MEDIAN: $36,000
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$13.42 - $22.86
$13
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.54
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$21,021 - $63,023  
   
Bonus
$445.44 - $6,904  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,456  
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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$28,127 - $56,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.42 - $22.86  
   
Overtime
$21.53 - $32.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$445.44 - $6,904  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,456  
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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$28,127 - $56,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 255

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Key Stats for Machinist Set Up Operator

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
081
5-9 years
81%
10-19 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Machinist Set Up Operator Salaries

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
up arrow 9%

Precision Measurement
up arrow 8%

Precision Machining
up arrow 2%

Machine Operation
0%

Blueprints
0%

National Average
$40,000

CNC/NC
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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