$41,431
Avg. Salary
$15.88
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$978

Bonus

$1,179

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) is $15.88 per hour.

The average pay for a Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) is $41,431 per year.

$11.85
10%
$15.88
50%
$20.74
90%
MEDIAN $15.88
$29k
10%
$41k
50%
$62k
90%
MEDIAN $41,431
$29,361 - $61,626
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MEDIAN: $41,431
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$0$61K
Salary $29,361 - $61,626
Bonus $205 - $3,888
Profit Sharing $354 - $3,100
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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$25,995 - $48,588
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 38
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $11.85 - $20.74
Overtime $16.82 - $30.04
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $205 - $3,888
Profit Sharing $354 - $3,100
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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$25,995 - $48,588
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 986

Job Description for Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication)

A laser machine operator (metal fabrication) works to manufacture metal products using machines that employ lasers and computerized equipment. The operator often uses laser cutting and punching machines that make metal shapes and holes to fit other parts. It is important that they pay attention to the machine at all times to ensure that it is working properly.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication)


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Laser Machine Operators who move on to become Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmers get paid an average of $42K per year.

Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication)


Job skills reported by Laser Machine Operators are limited. Those who have experience with Machine Programming, Manufacturing, CNC/NC, and Machine Operation can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people familiar with CNC/NC also know Machine Programming, Manufacturing.

Pay by Experience Level for Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication)

Pay by Experience for a Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) has a positive trend. An entry-level Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 309 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 148 salaries. An experienced Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 104 salaries. A Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 31 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

-11%

National Average: $35,116

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Laser Machine Operators that is 36 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Laser Machine Operators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Indianapolis (+15 percent), Houston (+10 percent), Dallas (+8 percent), and Cincinnati (+7 percent). With compensation 20 percent below the national average, Oklahoma City is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Diego and Fort Wayne (18 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication)?

Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) in Winchester:
Pros: The laid back atmosphere, and tolerance.
Cons: Aggravation of salesman and others not being on the same page for production purposes.

Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) in Bedford:
Pros: I get to be me. The organized detail oriented person I am. The job seems to fit my personality in some places.
Cons: It is hot and dirty.

Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) in Wichita:
"Good for me because im always learning."
Pros: Being able to move forward and learn more.
Cons:

Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) in Ringgold:
"The heart of the shop."
Pros: It's interesting and without it the shop couldn't operate.
Cons: It is stressful, sometimes boring, strenuous, and under appreciated.

Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) in Des Plaines:
Pros: Nothing.
Cons: Underpaid and overworked.

Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) in Palmdale:
"Artists Of Aerospace."
Pros: Learning new skills in a fast paced industry, requiring skill and technique, working in the machine shop environment, annual bonus, an abundance of overtime, and paid yearly vacation.
Cons: Stressful, Corporatizing, being underpaid and very underappreciated. HR's hostile and unhelpful attitude towards employees. Favoritism and conflicts of interest between upper management and regular hourly employees.

Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) in Richardson:
"Good chance 4 work ethics and experience."
Pros: Everything just not the pay.
Cons: Unfair wages.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication)

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 193 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) Salaries

▲27%

▲16%

▲5%

National Average
$35,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) Salaries

National Average
$35,000


CNC/NC
▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 23%