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

Men account for the majority of Metal and Plastic Machine Operators in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $14.58 per hour. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by over one-half. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$10.19 - $19.97
(Median)
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$15
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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Hourly Rate
$10.19 - $19.97  
   
Overtime
$15.08 - $29.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,035  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $8,139  
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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$22,579 - $46,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160
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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

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

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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. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $31K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $33K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Metal and Plastic Machine Operators make a median salary of $38K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $42K.

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What is it like working as a Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic?

Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic in Columbus:
Pros: Steady work most of the time and the people I work with.
Cons: Stress from working with old machines and not knowing for sure when I have to sandblast. Different departments expect me to stop what I am doing and blast their things.

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Experience Affects Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 24%
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