Men make up the majority of Precision Grinders in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $16.76 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly more than half collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12.04 - $24.02
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MEDIAN: $16.76
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $24.02  
   
Overtime
$18.21 - $35.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$394.53 - $1,987  
   
Total Pay (?
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$25,747 - $54,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 154

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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.

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Precision Grinder Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Precision Grinder

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


Precision Grinders with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $31K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $36K. For Precision Grinders, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $39K. 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.

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Q: 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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Key Stats for Precision Grinder

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
37%
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Experience Affects Precision Grinder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Precision Grinder Salaries

Grinding Tools
up arrow 8%

National Average
$38,000

Precision Machining
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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