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Average Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) Hourly Pay

$16.69
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$1,002
Bonus
$1,214
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The average hourly pay for a Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) is $16.69.
10%
$12.52
MEDIAN
$16.69
90%
$22.02
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$13 - $22
Bonus
$197 - $4,027
Profit Sharing
$409 - $4,894
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$26,993 - $48,423
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What Do Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication)s Do?

Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) Tasks
  • Set up, maintain, and operate laser.
  • Plan sequence of operations and review blueprints to ensure precision.
  • Perform hole drilling and sheet metal cutting functions.

Job Satisfaction for Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication)

3.6 out of 5
(227)
Highly Satisfied
24Reviews

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What Are Popular Skills for Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication)s?

Skills in Machine Operation, Machine Programming, Manufacturing, CNC/NC, Laser Calibration and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication)s?

An entry-level Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.66 based on 32 salaries. An early career Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.35 based on 418 salaries. A mid-career Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.73 based on 213 salaries. An experienced Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.17 based on 176 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 9.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Indianapolis, Indiana (7.2% more) and Cincinnati, Ohio (0.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Detroit, Michigan (13.6% less), Chicago, Illinois (6.5% less) and Grand Rapids, Michigan (4.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 905 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.5%
Early Career
46.2%
Mid Career
23.5%
Experienced
19.4%
Late Career
7.3%