The average hourly pay for a Machine Operator in Australia is AU$25.60.
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Job Description for Machine Operator
Machine operators operate different types of machinery, which they are required to be knowledgeable about. Most of the time, a machine operator will work on a specific type of machinery. However, their work may vary a lot. For example, supervisors at a plant may have operates work on different machines throughout a shift to prevent monotony and to keep workers motivated. A machine operator may work with heavy machinery all the way from setup to operation. A machine operator may also work with …Read more
Machine Operator Tasks
- Load, position, and arrange materials and operate equipment to create products.
- Communicate irregularities, problems, and process concerns.
- Calibrate equipment to produce the correct specification of products.
- Monitor supplies and inventory, and ensure adequate amount of materials ready at hand.
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Popular Skills for Machine Operator
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Skills in Machine Operation, Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Maintenance.
Pay by Experience Level for Machine Operator
An early career Machine Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$24.28 based on 29 salaries. A mid-career Machine Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.87 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Machine Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$28.14 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$29.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Brisbane, Queensland (9.5% less), Melbourne, Victoria (8.6% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (4.0% less).
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