Saw Filer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Saw Filers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $16.13 per hour nationwide. While around one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and roughly two-fifths have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Saw Filers. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $31K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $38K on average. Saw Filers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $47K. Saw Filers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $49K on average.

Saw Filer Advice

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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
up arrow 2%

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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