Machine Operator Salary

A Machine Operator earns an average wage of $13.44 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$10.11 - $19.21
$10
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $15.00
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Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $10.11 - $19.21
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $14.85 - $28.11
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $800
Total Pay (?
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$22,450 - $44,685
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

Job Description for Machine Operator

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.

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Machine Operator Tasks

  • Calibrate equipment to produce the correct specification of products.
  • Monitor supplies and inventory, and ensure adequate amount of materials ready at hand.
  • Load, position, and arrange materials and operate equipment to create products.
  • Communicate irregularities, problems, and process concerns.

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Pay by Experience Level for Machine Operator

Pay by Experience for a Machine Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Machine Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 108 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Machine Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 59 salaries. An experienced Machine Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 56 salaries. A Machine Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 17 salaries.

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Key Stats for Machine Operator

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Machine Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$33,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 17%