Average Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Hourly Pay

$15.30
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$708
Bonus
$1,048
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The average hourly pay for a Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic is $15.30.
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$11.26
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$15.30
90%
$21.25
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$11 - $21
Bonus
$175 - $3,549
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$983 - $1,474
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$24,598 - $47,372
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What Do Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastics Do?

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.

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

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What Are Popular Skills for Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastics?

Skills in Machine Operation, Precision Measurement, Problem Solving, Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Machine Programming, Manufacturing are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastics?

An entry-level Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.92 based on 21 salaries. An early career Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.91 based on 162 salaries. A mid-career Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.10 based on 60 salaries. An experienced Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.18 based on 72 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 27.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Grand Rapids, Michigan (11.1% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (7.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (20.7% less), Louisville, Kentucky (5.4% less) and Aurora, Illinois (2.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 357 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.9%
Early Career
45.4%
Mid Career
16.8%
Experienced
20.2%
Late Career
11.8%