Saw Filer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Saw Filers earn an average of $15.49 per hour. Most Saw Filers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although around one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and roughly a third get dental coverage, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,785 - $95,914
$32K
$47K
$96K
MEDIAN: $47,144
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$11.09 - $23.82
$11
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$24
MEDIAN: $15.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$31,785 - $95,914  
   
Bonus
$2,300  
Total Pay (?
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$26,488 - $65,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.09 - $23.82  
   
Overtime
$16.34 - $36.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$2,300  
   
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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$26,488 - $65,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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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

Pay by Experience for a Saw Filer has a positive trend. An entry-level Saw Filer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 38 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Saw Filer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Saw Filer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 27 salaries. A Saw Filer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 28 salaries.

Saw Filer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Saw Filer?

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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Key Stats for Saw Filer

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Saw Filer Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼21%

Skills That Affect Saw Filer Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼21%

saw filer
▼48%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 34%
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