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

$20.00
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$2,000
Bonus
$4,000
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The average hourly pay for a Machinist with Machine Operation skills in San Diego, California is $20.00.
10%
$13.58
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$20
90%
$33.80
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $34
Bonus
$0 - $2,000
Profit Sharing
$0 - $4,000
Total Pay
$28,925 - $73,633
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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 Precision Machining, CNC/NC, Blueprints, Machine Programming, Manufacturing and CAD/CAM are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $16.00 based on 10 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $27.
Employees with Machinist in their job title in Milwaukee, Wisconsin earn an average of 8.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (2.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan (15.4% less), Phoenix, Arizona (8.0% less) and Wichita, Kansas (6.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 16 survey responses.
Early Career
62.5%
Late Career
37.5%