Average Machine Operator Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$25.60
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AU$5,500
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The average hourly pay for a Machine Operator in Australia is AU$25.60.
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AU$19.72
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AU$25.60
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AU$36.63
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MEDIAN AU$25.60
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Hourly Rate
AU$20 - AU$37
Bonus
AU$0 - AU$5,500
Total Pay
AU$43,010 - AU$75,673

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Job Description for Machine Operator

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.

Career Paths

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Machine Operator
Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / ...
Assembly Line Worker, Factory
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Machine Operator

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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 56 survey responses.
Early Career
51.8%
Mid Career
14.3%
Experienced
21.4%
Late Career
12.5%

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