Average Machinist with Machine Operation Skills Hourly Pay

$18.41
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,004
Bonus
$6,970
Commission
$1,960
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The average hourly pay for a Machinist with Machine Operation skills is $18.41.
10%
$13.11
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$18.41
90%
$25.99
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $26
Bonus
$203 - $3,636
Profit Sharing
$479 - $5,089
Commission
$0 - $6,970
Total Pay
$28,870 - $60,957
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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.
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

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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,762 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.4%
Early Career
35.2%
Mid Career
22.7%
Experienced
18.7%
Late Career
21.0%