Average Experienced Machinist with CNC/NC Skills Hourly Pay

$21.55
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$1,600
Bonus
$3,500
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Machinist with CNC/NC skills is $21.55.
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$16.88
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$21.55
90%
$28.71
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Hourly Rate
$17 - $29
Bonus
$481 - $4,829
Profit Sharing
$485 - $6,873
Total Pay
$36,347 - $66,455
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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 Precision Machining, Machine Programming, Manufacturing and CAD/CAM are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Blueprints and Machine Operation.

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 $14.50 based on 61 salaries. An early career Machinist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.71 based on 1,118 salaries. A mid-career Machinist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.49 based on 891 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 Houston, Texas earn an average of 16.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (16.0% more) and Dayton, Ohio (8.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (7.4% less) and Buffalo, New York (5.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,948 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.1%
Early Career
37.9%
Mid Career
30.2%
Late Career
29.8%