Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator Salary

The average Surface Mount Technology Machine Operator in the United States earns approximately $14.90 per hour. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Surface Mount Technology Machine Operators (63 percent) who took the survey are men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,509 - $61,042
$40K
MEDIAN: $40,056
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$10.78 - $19.24
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$0$61K
Salary $40,056
Bonus $195.74 - $3,973
Profit Sharing $1,179
Total Pay (?
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$23,666 - $45,043
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.78 - $19.24
Overtime $15.30 - $29.54
Annual Data $0$45K
Bonus $195.74 - $3,973
Profit Sharing $1,179
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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$23,666 - $45,043
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 137

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Job Description for Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator

Surface mount technology (SMT) machine operators work with SMT machines which solder small parts such as circuits, transformers, sockets, and other electronic components. Good manual dexterity is necessary to position, align, and place components for SMT machines, which must be tended by replenishing their supplies and programming them in an efficient manner. They must also monitor the output of machines to ensure quality, and maintenance and calibration are periodically necessary for these machines, as well as troubleshooting and simple repairs when machines are not functioning properly.

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Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator Tasks

  • Adjust, set up, and operate SMT machines per job order.
  • Monitor product through entire SMT process.
  • Load proper parts into machine and fill solder paste.
  • Inspect and test finished SMT products for quality.
  • Hand Solder / De-solder components.

Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator

Pay by Experience for a Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 77 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 33 salaries. A Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 23 salaries.

Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator?

Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator in Fort Wayne:
"Working for carrier."
Pros: Benefits are "okay". Plenty of overtime opportunity most of the year. Double-time on sundays.
Cons: Weak union. Tier system, with no opportunity to move up in tier. Work 19 days in a row at times. Not a lot of days off. Without overtime and weekends, I dont make enough money. To make enough money I have to work overtime and weekends. Tier system is horrible. I have to work the same job as the person next to me, who makes $5 an hour more than me. And I have no way of ever making the same money as that person.

Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator in Denver:
Pros: There is a certain satisfaction in finishing a build of circuits that simply cannot be equaled by selling a customer a hamburger or restocking a shelf. The pay is better than most any other job that doesn't require a college degree. The best part, however, is that I don't have to deal with people. Something happens when a human decides to buy something from a company. Their body becomes possessed by Satan himself, making them absolutely irrational, stupid, and evil all at once.
Cons: Employer expectations are excessively high in this field. Employees are expected to produce absolutely perfect work, in less time than what is actually required, with occasionally faulty equipment, and unrealistic customer specifications. Employees are expected to be the final line of defense to ensure component accuracy, and most mistakes are never caught before this final line.

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Key Stats for Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator Salaries

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▲18%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲3%

National Average
$32,000

Machine Operation
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 14%
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