Lathe, Turning Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary

The average wage for a Lathe, Turning Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic is $15.19 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$19,638 - $76,026
$20K
$41K
$76K
MEDIAN: $41,116
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50%
90%

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$11.27 - $22.65
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$16
$23
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$0$76K
Salary $19,638 - $76,026
Bonus $151.01 - $4,966
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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$24,078 - $54,305
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $11.27 - $22.65
Hourly Tips $2.81
Overtime $14.98 - $33.29
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $151.01 - $4,966
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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$24,078 - $54,305
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 97

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Job Description for Lathe, Turning Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic

Lathe/turning machine tool-setters and operators of tender, metal, and plastic must have wide-ranging experience in using these tools and thorough knowledge of the production processes which utilize them; knowledge of minor upkeep and repair practices for these tools is also important. A minimum of three years of lathe experience is generally required for this position, and candidates must be able to train and teach proper operating procedures and practices to others. Some employers may prefer those with prior experience in dangerous work environments and in-depth knowledge of safety procedures.

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Lathe, Turning Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Tasks

  • Read and interpret blueprints to determine necessary work steps and operational sequences.
  • Clean and organize work area.
  • Observe and maneuver equipment to produce desired products and ensure safety.
  • Inspect products to determine conformance to specifications.
  • Set up and operate machines, monitoring and adjusting settings to reach desired tolerances for products.

Lathe, Turning Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Lathe, Turning Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic

Pay by Experience for a Lathe, Turning Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic has a positive trend. An entry-level Lathe, Turning Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 85 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lathe, Turning Machine Tool 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 $37,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Lathe, Turning Machine Tool 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 $41,000 based on 17 salaries. A Lathe, Turning Machine Tool 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 $49,000 based on 13 salaries.

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Key Stats for Lathe, Turning Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Lathe, Turning Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Lathe, Turning Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salaries

National Average
$36,000


Precision Machining
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 36%
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