Precision Grinders in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $16.26 per hour. Most Precision Grinders are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12.04 - $23.77
MEDIAN: $16.00

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Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $23.77  
$17.88 - $35.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$394.53 - $1,987  
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$26,028 - $54,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 149

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Job Description for Precision Grinder

Precision grinders are responsible for grinding metal and other materials, as well as making tools, operating grinders, and following specifications to achieve the correct requirements for each part. They should be able to multitask on a variety of projects and use hand tools such as pliers and screwdrivers to facilitate their work, and they're also tasked with operating angle grinders to arrange parts and measuring with precise instrumentation.


Precision Grinder Tasks

  • Operate grinder.
  • Perform minor machine repair as necessary.
  • Establish correct relationships between interrelated dimensions and radii and maintain extremely close tolerances.
  • Dismantle and reassemble parts as necessary to perform grinding operations.
  • Set up grinding equipment, set proper angle and radii and dress wheels to shape.

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Pay by Experience Level for Precision Grinder

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

For Precision Grinders, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $31K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $39K. Precision Grinders see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $46K.

Precision Grinder Reviews

What is it like working as a Precision Grinder?

Precision Grinder in Russia:
"Precision Grinding."
Pros: Very good high skilled job lots of skill and talent needed.
Cons: The job is very stressful an overwhelming at times.

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Experience Affects Precision Grinder Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Precision Grinder Salaries

Grinding Tools
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National Average

Precision Machining
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.


2 %
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 18%