Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator Salary

Surface Mount Technology Machine Operators in the United States can expect wages of $14.48 per hour on average. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The majority of Surface Mount Technology Machine Operators (61 percent) survey respondents are male. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,800 - $50,000
$40K
MEDIAN: $39,542
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$10.12 - $18.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$39,542  
   
Bonus
$197.27 - $3,959  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$21,698 - $41,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $18.57  
   
Overtime
$14.99 - $27.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$197.27 - $3,959  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$21,698 - $41,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 156

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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.

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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 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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲6%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

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

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▲21%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲5%

National Average
$32,000

Machine Operation
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 19%
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