Press Brake Operator Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Press Brake Operator is $15.34 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Press Brake Operator Total Pay (?
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$11.85 - $19.75
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $19.75  
   
Overtime
$17.41 - $31.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,016  
   
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $4,918  
Total Pay (?
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$25,425 - $44,386  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 239
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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.
Pay Difference By Location
Green Bay
up arrow 9%
National Average
$34,000
Raleigh
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Experience Affects Press Brake Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Press Brake Operator Salaries

Machine Operation
up arrow 6%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 4%
Blueprints
up arrow 2%
National Average
$34,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 23%
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