Average Experienced Machinist with Machine Operation Skills Hourly Pay in Detroit, Michigan

$20.99
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Machinist with Machine Operation skills in Detroit, Michigan is $20.99.
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$17.50
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$20.99
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$24.50
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$18 - $25
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$36,400 - $54,858
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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 is the Pay by Experience Level for Machinists?

An early career Machinist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.97 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Machinist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.00 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Employees with Machinist in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 22.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (4.8% more) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (4.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (2.6% less), Buffalo, New York (2.4% less) and Grand Rapids, Michigan (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 22 survey responses.
Early Career
40.9%
Mid Career
22.7%
Late Career
36.4%