Saw Filer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Saw Filers earn an average of $16.13 per hour. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and roughly two in five have dental, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$19,784 - $95,019
(Median)
$20K
$50K
$95K
MEDIAN: $50,000
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50%
90%

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$10.78 - $23.64
(Median)
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$19,784 - $95,019  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $496.65  
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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$23,586 - $62,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.78 - $23.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$15.32 - $35.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $496.65  
   
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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$23,586 - $62,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Job Description for Saw Filer

A saw filer is an important employee at any sawmill or lumber milling operation. These facilities rely heavily on the efficiency and accuracy of their industrial saw blade components, and the saw filer is the person who keeps them fully functional. Saw filers will work daily to inspect and adjust saw blades and their teeth to ensure that the mill operates at peak efficiency and safety and that the lumber milled is accurate and usable.

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Pay by Experience Level for Saw Filer

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $31K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $38K. Saw Filers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $47K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $49K.

Saw Filer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Saw Filer in Ann Arbor:
"Pay Attention To Details."
Watch and listen to your instructor/head filer. Take notes on small details and follow through with them, as they will help you stay ahead office large-scale problems in the future.

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Experience Affects Saw Filer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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