Average Machinist with Machine Operation Skills Hourly Pay in Houston, Texas

$18.99
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$1,500
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The average hourly pay for a Machinist with Machine Operation skills in Houston, Texas is $18.99.
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$13.78
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$18.99
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$14 - $29
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$972 - $3,663
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$30,655 - $66,785
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Job Description for Machinist

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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Popular Skills for Machinist

Skills in CNC/NC, Precision Machining, Machine Programming, Manufacturing, Blueprints and CAD/CAM are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Machinist

An early career Machinist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.08 based on 24 salaries. A mid-career Machinist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.40 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Machinist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.34 based on 18 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 Milwaukee, Wisconsin earn an average of 12.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (7.5% more) and Cincinnati, Ohio (1.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan (10.9% less), Phoenix, Arizona (3.2% less) and Wichita, Kansas (1.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 81 survey responses.
Early Career
29.6%
Mid Career
30.9%
Experienced
22.2%
Late Career
17.3%