Average Machine Set Up Operator Hourly Pay

$16.33
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$962
Bonus
$1,020
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The average hourly pay for a Machine Set Up Operator is $16.33.
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$12.04
MEDIAN
$16.33
90%
$22.54
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$12 - $23
Bonus
$148 - $2,724
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$487 - $3,488
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$25,686 - $51,317
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What Do Machine Set Up Operators Do?

Machine Set Up Operator Tasks
  • Prepare machines for production by positioning and securing dies, stops and guides.
  • Regulate machine by setting and adjusting controls.
  • Determine sequence of operations by studying blueprints, specifications, and work orders.

Job Satisfaction for Machine Set Up Operator

3.6 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Machine Set Up Operator are from the companies Eaton Corporation, Georgia-Pacific Corporation and Swagelok Company. Reported salaries are highest at International Paper Co where the average pay is $20.78. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Georgia-Pacific Corporation and Federal Mogul Corp, earning around $20.03 and $18.19, respectively. Berry Plastics Corporation pays the lowest at around $17.14. Swagelok Company and Eaton Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $17.40 and $17.55, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Machine Set Up Operators?

Skills in Machine Operation, Troubleshooting, Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Precision Measurement are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Maintenance.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Machine Set Up Operators?

An entry-level Machine Set Up Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.02 based on 49 salaries. An early career Machine Set Up Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.05 based on 919 salaries. A mid-career Machine Set Up Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.50 based on 517 salaries. An experienced Machine Set Up Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.26 based on 460 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Machine Set Up Operator in their job title in Milwaukee, Wisconsin earn an average of 18.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (9.8% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (2.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (10.9% less), Dallas, Texas (8.8% less) and Cleveland, Ohio (0.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,297 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.1%
Early Career
40.0%
Mid Career
22.5%
Experienced
20.0%
Late Career
15.3%