The average hourly pay for a Late-Career Machinist in Los Angeles, California is $22.53.
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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.
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Skills in Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Machine Programming, Manufacturing, Machine Operation, CNC/NC and Precision Machining.
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 $15.57 based on 19 salaries. A mid-career Machinist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.76 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Machinist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.94 based on 14 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Machinist in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 28.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (22.2% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (10.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2.6% less).
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