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Prototype Machinist Salary

A Prototype Machinist earns an average wage of $22.46 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in CAD/CAM is associated with high pay for this job.

$34,447 - $76,234
(Median)
$34K
$53K
$76K
MEDIAN: $53,390
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$15.43 - $32.43
(Median)
$15
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,447 - $76,234  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,074  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $11,868  
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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$35,543 - $76,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.43 - $32.43  
   
Overtime
$22.38 - $46.26  
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 - $4,074  
   
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $11,868  
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).
)
$35,543 - $76,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 308

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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

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Experience Affects Prototype Machinist Salaries


National Average
$52,000


Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Prototype Machinist Salaries

CAD/CAM
up arrow 19%

Precision Machining
up arrow 4%

CNC/NC
up arrow 1%

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
8%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
58%

Common Health Benefits

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