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Press Brake Operator Salary

The average wage for a Press Brake Operator is $15.10 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in CNC/NC is associated with high pay for this job.
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$11.50 - $19.65
(Median)
$12
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $19.65  
   
Overtime
$17.23 - $30.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,013  
   
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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$24,375 - $43,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 348

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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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Experience Affects Press Brake Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Press Brake Operator Salaries

CNC/NC
up arrow 19%

Machine Operation
up arrow 8%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Blueprints
up arrow 1%

Precision Measurement
up arrow 1%

National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 23%