Press Brake Operator Salary

The average wage for a Press Brake Operator is $15.48 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Machine Programming, Manufacturing is associated with high pay for this job.
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$24,479 - $94,630
$24K
$39K
$95K
MEDIAN: $39,086
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$11.97 - $20.50
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MEDIAN: $15.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$24,479 - $94,630  
   
Bonus
$200.67 - $2,053  
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$25,365 - $47,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $20.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.08  
Overtime
$17.59 - $30.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$200.67 - $2,053  
   
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$25,365 - $47,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 555

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Press Brake Operator

Pay by Experience for a Press Brake Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Press Brake Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 313 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Press Brake Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 160 salaries. An experienced Press Brake Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 120 salaries. A Press Brake Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 63 salaries.

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Q: 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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Key Stats for Press Brake Operator

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Press Brake Operator Salaries

▲20%

▲12%

▲3%

National Average
$35,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Press Brake Operator Salaries

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▲10%



▼0%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

CNC/NC
▼5%

Math
▼8%

set up
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 17%
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