The average pay for an Entry-Level Machinist is AU$22.84 per hour.

AU$38,000 - AU$82,500
AU$38K
AU$50K
AU$83K
MEDIAN: AU$49,915
10%
50%
90%
AU$17.72 - AU$28.27
AU$18
AU$23
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$22.63
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$82K
Salary AU$38,000 - AU$82,500
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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AU$37,756 - AU$61,801
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 7 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14
Hourly Data AU$0AU$45
Hourly Rate AU$17.72 - AU$28.27
Overtime AU$20.77 - AU$45.26
Annual Data AU$0AU$61K
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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AU$37,756 - AU$61,801
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 7 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 104

Job Description for Machinist

Machinists make parts and sometimes their own tools in order to build or create larger things. Machinists are often in a factory or manufacturing setting, but not always. Manufacturing experience is important. The Machinist must be capable of working with a variety of tools in sometimes inhospitable conditions. Tools of the trade may include hand tools, cutting tools, measuring tools and machine tools. Machinists must be capable of making their own tools and parts. They also need to be experienced in working with different types of materials including plastics and metals. Welding experience is usually helpful. Machinists need to be able to read and interpret blueprints and drawings. They must communicate effectively orally and in writing. They must also be able to use math to perform calculations and be able to use measuring tools. Positions often require machinists to be able stand for long hours in sometimes cramped conditions. Most of the time, machinists will work on machines in factories. They are responsible for inspecting machinery for any needed repairs, documenting them and making any necessary minor repairs. Machinists must maintain standards of safety in the work environment including wearing any necessary safety gear including harnesses, hard hats and eye protection. Quality assurance is also important in maintaining standards of the company. Machinists must work with other people in their area to maintain safety and productivity. High school graduation and some related job experience are often required. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)


Machinist Tasks

  • Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments.
  • Select, align, and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines.
  • Operate various types of machine tools to perform progressive machining.
  • Measure, examine, and test completed units to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining and adjust machine controls as necessary.

Machinist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$49,117

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Machinist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Machinist in Perth:
"Choose another carreer."
Get a better cleaner job.

Machinist in Perth:
Money is key, negotiate finances asap.

Key Stats for Machinist

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
32%

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 93%