The average wage for a Press Brake Operator is $15.32 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$24,348 - $77,000
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$77K
MEDIAN: $37,501
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$11.50 - $19.96
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,348 - $77,000  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $2,047  
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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$24,507 - $46,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $19.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.08  
Overtime
$15.64 - $30.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$193.92 - $2,047  
   
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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$24,507 - $46,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 525

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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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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




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Press Brake Operator Salaries

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 4%

Precision Measurement
up arrow 3%

Blueprints
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Machine Operation
0%

National Average
$34,000

set up
up arrow 1%

CNC/NC
up arrow 1%

Math
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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