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Press Brake Operator Salary

The average wage for a Press Brake Operator is $15.13 per hour.
$11.76 - $19.60
(Median)
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.76 - $19.60  
   
Overtime
$17.46 - $30.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $4,898  
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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$25,014 - $43,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 297
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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 19%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Press Brake Operator Salaries

Machine Operation
up arrow 8%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Blueprints
up arrow 1%

National Average
$33,000

Precision Measurement
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 23%