Average Machinist with Machine Operation Skills Hourly Pay in San Jose, California

$28.00
Avg. Hourly Rate
$1,125
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The average hourly pay for a Machinist with Machine Operation skills in San Jose, California is $28.00.
10%
$15.30
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$28
90%
$36.38
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $36
Bonus
$0 - $1,125
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$31,833 - $96,868
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What Do Machinists Do?

Machinist Tasks
  • Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments.
  • Select, align, and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines.
  • Operate various types of machine tools to perform progressive machining.
  • Measure, examine, and test completed units to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining and adjust machine controls as necessary.

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What Are Popular Skills for Machinists?

Skills in CNC/NC, Precision Machining, Machine Programming, Manufacturing and CAD/CAM are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Blueprints.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan (39.6% less), Phoenix, Arizona (34.3% less) and Wichita, Kansas (32.9% less).