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

The average Metal and Plastic Machine Operator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $15.91 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Though the majority of Metal and Plastic Machine Operators do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Men account for the majority of Metal and Plastic Machine Operators who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$11.81 - $19.79
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$16
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MEDIAN: $15.91
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Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $11.81 - $19.79
Overtime $15.46 - $32.30
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $2,966
Profit Sharing $3,500
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$24,891 - $48,085
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 51

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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

Pay by Experience for a Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic has a positive trend. An entry-level Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 50 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 16 salaries. A Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 9 salaries.

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

Q: 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 Grand Forks:
"Not happy work."
Pros: The people I work with.
Cons: Lack of leadership and heart.

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

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲16%

National Average
$35,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼10%

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

National Average
$35,000

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▼5%


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 21%
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