The average hourly pay for a Machinist with Machine Operation skills is $18.41.
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Job Description for Machinist
Machinists make parts and sometimes their own tools in order to build or create larger things. Machinists are often in a factory or manufacturing setting, but not always. Manufacturing experience is important. The Machinist must be capable of working with a variety of tools in sometimes inhospitable conditions. Tools of the trade may include hand tools, cutting tools, measuring tools and machine tools. Machinists must be capable of making their own tools and parts. They also need to be expe…Read more
- 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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Machinist
The top respondents for the job title Machinist are from the companies The Boeing Company, Meyer Tool Inc. and Woodward. Reported salaries are highest at Ariel Corporation where the average pay is $23.69. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Electric Co (GE) and The Boeing Company, earning around $22.49 and $21.72, respectively. Fastenal Company pays the lowest at around $14.55. Meyer Tool Inc. and Woodward also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $16.20 and $17.35, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Machinist
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Precision Machining, CNC/NC, Blueprints, Machine Programming, Manufacturing and CAD/CAM are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Machinist
An entry-level Machinist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.29 based on 91 salaries. An early career Machinist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.02 based on 1,324 salaries. A mid-career Machinist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.72 based on 853 salaries. An experienced Machinist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.14 based on 705 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Machinist in their job title in Milwaukee, Wisconsin earn an average of 15.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (10.9% more) and Cincinnati, Ohio (5.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan (8.1% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (0.1% less).
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