Press Brake Operator Salary

The average wage for a Press Brake Operator is $15.13 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Machine Operation is associated with high pay for this job.
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$19,609 - $49,312
(Median)
$20K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,320
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$11.56 - $19.79
(Median)
$12
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,609 - $49,312  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,020  
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $4,848  
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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$24,655 - $44,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $19.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.48  
Overtime
$16.54 - $29.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $4,848  
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).
)
$24,655 - $44,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 524
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Job Description for Press Brake Operator

Press brake operators are responsible for manufacturing tools, metal, and other pieces of equipment using a press brake. Press brakes, or brake presses, are "computer numeric controlled" (CNC) machine tools designed to make punches, bends, and cuts into sheet or plate material, particularly sheet metal.

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Press Brake Operator Tasks

  • 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.

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What is it like working as a Press Brake Operator?

Press Brake Operator in Schaumburg:
"Press Brake Operator."
Pros: Bending, or more accurately called forming parts on the press is a work of art. Watching a piece of metal or aluminum take shape is really something special. Precise calculations and programming equals good quality parts. Most definitely a career, not an in between job.
Cons: As any other job...management. It's fast paced and measurements are expected to be within a 5000th of an inch (.005).

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Experience Affects Press Brake Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Press Brake Operator Salaries

Machine Operation
up arrow 13%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 6%

CNC/NC
up arrow 4%

set up
up arrow 3%

Blueprints
up arrow 2%

National Average
$33,000

Precision Measurement
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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