Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary

Metal and Plastic Machine Operators in the United States take home approximately $15.25 per hour on average. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Metal and Plastic Machine Operators (89 percent) survey respondents are men.

$11.30 - $19.98
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MEDIAN: $15.25
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.30 - $19.98  
   
Overtime
$16.07 - $32.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$24,134 - $46,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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Job Description for Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic

Manufacturing companies that create tools or the assembly/replacement parts for tools and equipment are typical employers of multiple machine tool setters, operators, or tenders (metal and plastic). These employees usually work as part of an assembly line, working with fabrication machines and/or robots to cut and create tools or parts for their eventual assembly. Multiple machine tool operators work regularly with lathes, cutters, borers, grinders, and other types of fabrication and cutting tools that are used with metals and plastics. The operator sets up these machines according to the specifications of the items or parts to be manufactured. Then, they observe the machine to ensure efficient, safe operations, inspect their work to ensure it meets the requirements of the original design schematic, make any adjustments, and (when satisfied) start a production run.

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Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Tasks

  • Inspect, observe working operation and calibrate machine work pieces to ensure safe and accurate operation that is free of any mechanical defects.
  • Perform routine maintenance on machines: clean, oil, replace worn-out parts and dull blades.
  • Set up and operate new machines and equipment for paper making, plastics and metals.

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Pay by Experience Level for Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Metal and Plastic Machine Operators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $31K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $32K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Metal and Plastic Machine Operators make a median salary of $41K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Metal and Plastic Machine Operators with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $42K.

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Key Stats for Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

Experienced
▲21%

National Average
$33,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salaries

National Average
$33,000

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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