Average Machinist Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Machinist is £9.37.
MEDIAN £9.37
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Hourly Rate
£7 - £14
£71 - £1,468
Total Pay
£14,925 - £30,883

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Job Description for Machinist

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.

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Popular Skills for Machinist

Skills in Precision Machining, Machine Operation, CNC/NC, Machine Programming, Manufacturing and Precision Measurement are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Machinist

An early career Machinist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £8.47 based on 77 salaries. A mid-career Machinist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £9.43 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Machinist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £10.39 based on 36 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £11.
Employees with Machinist in their job title in Aberdeen, Scotland: Aberdeen earn an average of 74.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in London, England: London (28.1% more) and Stoke-on-Trent, England: Staffordshire (27.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Leicester, England: Leicestershire (4.7% less).

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