$48,595
Avg. Salary
$19.46
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$995

Bonus

$2,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Machine Builder is $19.46 per hour.

The average pay for a Machine Builder is $48,595 per year.

10%
$13.71
10%
$19.46
50%
$25.40
90%
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MEDIAN $19.46
10%
$34k
10%
$49k
50%
$66k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $48,595
$34,451 - $65,889
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$66K
MEDIAN: $48,595
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$0$65K
Salary $34,451 - $65,889
Bonus $302 - $4,470
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$30,700 - $60,426
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 17
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $13.71 - $25.40
Overtime $18.66 - $35.58
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $302 - $4,470
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$30,700 - $60,426
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 244

Job Description

Machine builders are generally responsible for building and/or assembling machinery, typically in the manufacturing industry. They are also tasked with repairing these machines, and this work is labor-intensive and often requires working with fire or rough and heavy materials. Strict adherence to safety standards is also important.

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Machine Builder Tasks
  • Assemble mechanical devices including mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.
  • Test, troubleshoot, and inspect assembled products for defects.
  • Complete paperwork such as work orders, forms and checklists associated with assembly of device.
  • Pull parts from inventory to assemble device.
  • Read and interpret process documentation, drawings, prints, diagrams, and/or schematics.

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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Machine Builder has a positive trend. An entry-level Machine Builder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 56 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Machine Builder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Machine Builder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 30 salaries. A Machine Builder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 37 salaries.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Machine Builder?

Machine Builder in Bryan:
"Satisfying."
Pros: Building the components and assembling the machines and wiring them up then watching the machines being tested make flexible templates.
Cons: Not being appreciated for the work that I do and being underpaid.

Machine Builder in Auburn Hills:
"How to read blue prints."
Watch and learn from seasoned Machine Builders.

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Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
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based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
30%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲15%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
▼23%

How Skills Affect Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Blueprints
▼2%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▼7%

Precision Machining
▼9%

Welding
▼10%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼12%

Machining
▼22%

Industrial Hydraulics
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 24%