The average wage for a Press Brake Operator is $15.40 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Press Brake Operator Total Pay (?
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$11.81 - $19.54
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.81 - $19.54  
   
Overtime
$17.48 - $30.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,032  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $4,898  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,090 - $45,984  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 228
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Press Brake Operator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Press Brake Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Press Brake Operator Salaries

Machine Operation
up arrow 5%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%
Blueprints
up arrow 2%
National Average
$34,000
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Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 23%
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