A sizeable majority of Saw Filers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $15.88 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and just under one in three have dental, too. The majority of Saw Filers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,609 - $95,914
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$47K
$96K
MEDIAN: $47,144
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$11.28 - $24.19
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$19,609 - $95,914  
   
Bonus
$1,600  
Total Pay (?
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$26,205 - $64,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.28 - $24.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$16.49 - $36.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,600  
   
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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$26,205 - $64,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 82

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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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Saw Filers. 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 bring in $46K after working for 10 to 20 years. Saw Filers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $51K.

Saw Filer Advice

Q: 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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Key Stats for Saw Filer

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Saw Filer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Saw Filer Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 20%

saw filer
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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