Press Brake Operator Salary (United States)

Most Press Brake Operators in the United States are men, earning an average of $15.22 per hour. The range in pay spans from $11.78 per hour to $19.71. With some bonuses approaching $1,020 and certain profit sharing proceeds close to $4,918, overall incomes in the Press Brake Operators from NaN to NaN depending on individual performance. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and 24 percent lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by most and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Most Press Brake Operators are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Press Brake Operator Salary (?
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$11.78 - $19.71
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $19.71  
   
Overtime
$17.46 - $31.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $4,918  
Total Pay (?
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$25,038 - $43,670  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 253
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Job Description for Press Brake Operator

  • Inspect products, make corrections and ensure quality.
  • Measure, align, and position materials.
  • Set up and operate press brake machinery and related equipment.
  • Maintain a safe and hygienic workspace.

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Pay by Experience Level for Press Brake Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Press Brake Operators, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. After five to 10 years, compensation can go from $31K to $34K. Earnings total $37K after one to two decades. Though salary increases are not as strong, pay continues to grow slightly for Press Brake Operators after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $40K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 22 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 12 percent. A majority of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

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Experience Affects Press Brake Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$33,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Press Brake Operator Salaries

Machine Operation
up arrow 8%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 6%
Blueprints
0%
National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 24%
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