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Prototype Machinist Salary

The average rate for a Prototype Machinist is $22.66 per hour. A skill in CAD/CAM is associated with high pay for this job.

$34,885 - $76,375
(Median)
$35K
$54K
$76K
MEDIAN: $53,691
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$15.54 - $33.64
(Median)
$16
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,885 - $76,375  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,109  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $11,979  
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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$35,907 - $77,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.54 - $33.64  
   
Overtime
$22.29 - $47.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,109  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $11,979  
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).
)
$35,907 - $77,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 305

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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

  • 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.
  • Perform a variety of manual milling operations such as lathing, milling, cutting, drilling, turning, taping, sawing, grinding and boring.
  • Design and fabricate custom tools.

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Pay by Experience Level for Prototype Machinist

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

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Experience Affects Prototype Machinist Salaries


National Average
$52,000


Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Prototype Machinist Salaries

up arrow 13%

Precision Machining
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CNC/NC
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National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
57%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 14%
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