$34,709
Avg. Salary
$14.47
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$989

Bonus

$1,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal And Plastic is $14.47 per hour.

The average pay for a Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal And Plastic is $34,709 per year.

10%
$10.23
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$14.47
50%
$20.21
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MEDIAN $14.47
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$29k
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$35k
50%
$54k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $34,709
$29,233 - $53,725
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$54K
MEDIAN: $34,709
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$0$53K
Salary $29,233 - $53,725
Bonus $148 - $3,603
Profit Sharing $20.43 - $1,957
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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$22,454 - $44,991
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 17
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.23 - $20.21
Hourly Tips $0.45
Overtime $14.85 - $29.49
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $148 - $3,603
Profit Sharing $20.43 - $1,957
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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$22,454 - $44,991
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 593

Job Description for Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters/operators/tenders for metal and plastic work with machines to manipulate metal and plastic for their employer.

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Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Tasks
  • Set up and operate a variety of manual machines.
  • Follow quality testing and inspect parts using precision gauges and measuring instruments and equipment.
  • Read and interpret blueprints and specifications.
  • Adjust machine feed and speed and change tooling and cutters to machine parts to specification.
  • Set up and operate precision manual and computerized machining centers.

Common Career Paths for Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic


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Metal and Plastic Press Machine Setters often transition into Manufacturing Production Supervisor positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Manufacturing Production Supervisors earn $51K per year. As Metal and Plastic Press Machine Setters progress in their field, many go on to become Forklift Operators. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $29K. Another common career choice for Metal and Plastic Press Machine Setters is to move into a Welder role — this promotion usually pays $36K.

Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic

Pay by Experience for a Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic has a positive trend. An entry-level Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 243 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 96 salaries. An experienced Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 104 salaries. A Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 41 salaries.

Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic?

Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic in Lanett:
"Good but not great. I don’t mind the work or working on a die cutter I just want equal pay."
Pros: The people
Cons: No sick time off and night shift

Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic in St. Paul:
"Better than rhode island."
Pros: more opportunities
Cons: distance

Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic in Philadelphia:
"Cold in the winter Hot in the Summer."
Pros: It's Home
Cons: Traffic

Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic in Chattanooga:
"Small hometown."
Pros: Close to living
Cons: 2 faced people

Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic in Hemet:
"A new learning experience."
Pros: I am close to family. I can get to an from my child care provider within 5 minutes. I have flexibility of work hours.
Cons: I would like to make more money.

Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic in Shelbyville:
"Ok."
Pros: Never boring. Always using my ability to think and prioitize.
Cons: Lack of communication from management staff.

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Key Stats for Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$32,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲10%

National Average
$32,000


Precision Measurement
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 24%