Press Brake Operator Salary

Men account for the majority of Press Brake Operators in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $15.18 per hour. Total cash compensation to Press Brake Operators approaches anywhere from $25K on the lower end to $43K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $1K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by over one-half. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$11.52 - $19.74

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.52 - $19.74  
   
Overtime
$16.89 - $30.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
   
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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$24,577 - $43,460  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 405
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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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Survey results show that Press Brake Operators typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in CNC/NC, Machine Operation, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 12 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Precision Measurement.

Pay by Experience Level for Press Brake Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Press Brake Operators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $31K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $34K. For Press Brake Operators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $37K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $41K.

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Experience Affects Press Brake Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

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

CNC/NC
up arrow 12%

Machine Operation
up arrow 8%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 4%

Blueprints
0%

National Average
$33,000

Precision Measurement
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 24%
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