Average Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) Hourly Pay

$16.06
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$977
Bonus
$1,450
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The average hourly pay for a Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) is $16.06.
10%
$11.92
10%
$16.06
50%
$21.19
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90%
MEDIAN $16.06
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $21
Bonus
$196 - $3,945
Profit Sharing
$397 - $5,034
Total Pay
$26,156 - $48,273

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Job Description for Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication)

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.

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Popular Skills for Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication)

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

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

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 $13.16 based on 33 salaries. An early career Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.93 based on 513 salaries. A mid-career Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.26 based on 241 salaries. An experienced Laser Machine Operator (Metal Fabrication) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.71 based on 194 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 12.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (9.3% more) and Cincinnati, Ohio (3.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Detroit, Michigan (12.1% less), Milwaukee, Wisconsin (3.6% less) and Chicago, Illinois (2.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,051 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.1%
Early Career
48.8%
Mid Career
22.9%
Experienced
18.5%
Late Career
6.7%