Prototype Machinist Salary

A Prototype Machinist earns an average wage of $23.09 per hour.

$25,342 - $80,811
$25K
$54K
$81K
MEDIAN: $54,000
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50%
90%

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$17.05 - $31.43
$17
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $22.72
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$25,342 - $80,811  
   
Bonus
$507 - $3,945  
Profit Sharing
$1,526  
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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$36,726 - $75,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.05 - $31.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.27  
Overtime
$23.22 - $46.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$507 - $3,945  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,526  
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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$36,726 - $75,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 185

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Job Description for Prototype Machinist

The work of prototype machinists centers on the development, testing, and operation of new machinery. It is a role which may be classified, in basic terms, as a builder who works in an engineering or manufacturing field in somewhat of a specialized career. The tasks a prototype machinist is expected to perform also include interpreting blueprints and maintaining the machinery used to develop prototype models.

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Prototype Machinist Tasks

  • Perform a variety of manual milling operations such as lathing, milling, cutting, drilling, turning, taping, sawing, grinding and boring.
  • Design and fabricate custom tools.
  • Use a variety of milling tools such as Engine Lathe, Vertical Boring Mill, Horizontal Boring Mill, Bridgeports, Band Saws, Radial Arm Drills, Calipers, Micrometers, and Scales.
  • Read blue prints and other CAD design documents.

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Pay by Experience Level for Prototype Machinist

Pay by Experience for a Prototype Machinist has a positive trend. An entry-level Prototype Machinist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Prototype Machinist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Prototype Machinist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 58 salaries. A Prototype Machinist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 112 salaries.

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Key Stats for Prototype Machinist

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
54%
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Experience Affects Prototype Machinist Salaries

▲18%

National Average
$51,000

▼3%

▼10%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Prototype Machinist Salaries

▲8%

▲4%


National Average
$51,000

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
54%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 16%
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