Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Machine Operator is $16.31
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Machine Operators?
An entry-level Machine Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.19 based on 45 salaries. An early career Machine Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.51 based on 586 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Machine Operators Do?
Machine operators operate different types of machinery, which they are required to be knowledgeable about. Most of the time, a machine operator will work on a specific type of machinery. However, their work may vary a lot. For example, supervisors at a plant may have operates work on different machines throughout a shift to prevent monotony and to keep workers motivated.
A machine operator may work with heavy machinery all the way from setup to operation. A machine operator may also work with …Read more
- Load, position, and arrange materials and operate equipment to create products.
- Communicate irregularities, problems, and process concerns.
- Calibrate equipment to produce the correct specification of products.
- Monitor supplies and inventory, and ensure adequate amount of materials ready at hand.