Machinist Set Up Operator Salary
A sizeable majority of Machinist Set Up Operators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $17.43 per hour. In the world of Machinist Set Up Operators, total cash compensation can vary between $27K and $58K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $4K, respectively. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$28,394 - $75,310|
|Bonus||$300.00 - $5,087|
|Profit Sharing||$369.87 - $4,949|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$27,347 - $58,082|
|Hourly Rate||$12.56 - $24.24|
|Overtime||$18.45 - $35.81|
|Bonus||$300.00 - $5,087|
|Profit Sharing||$369.87 - $4,949|
|Total Pay (||$27,347 - $58,082|
Job Description for Machinist Set Up Operator
A machinist set up operator is responsible for the set up and maintenance of the machine(s) for which they are responsible. This includes such tasks as being able to start or restart the equipment after there has been a power interruption, as well as conducting new new start-ups. The operator should have an in-depth knowledge for the equipment to troubleshoot and fix a variety of errors. The ability to interpret and translate 2D and 3D engineering designs - as well as the ability to read machine program codes - are necessary as well. Machinist set up operators must have strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as the physical ability to operate and repair machines; this may include sitting, standing, walking, bending, and stretching. These operators may work all three shifts during any days of the week. This position is generally full time and takes place in an indoor manufacturing environment.Read More...
Most machinist set up operator positions require a minimum of two years of experience in an industrial manufacturing machine operating environment or an associate's degree in a manufacturing/technical program. A high school diploma or equivalent is needed as well. The machinist set up operator must be able to work well on their own with minimal supervision, as well as in a team environment. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also needed. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Machinist Set Up Operator 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.
Common Career Paths for Machinist Set Up Operator
As Machinist Set Up Operators transition into upper-level roles such as Manufacturing Engineer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Manufacturing Engineers earn $63K on average per year. When Machinist Set Up Operators are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmers or Manufacturing Production Supervisors. Those roles pay an additional $3K and $11K, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Machinist Set Up Operator
Machinist Set Up Operators report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Editing, Machine Programming, Manufacturing, Precision Machining, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 16 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include set up. Most people experienced in CNC/NC also know Blueprints.
Pay by Experience Level for Machinist Set Up Operator
Pay by Experience for a Machinist Set Up Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Machinist Set Up Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 452 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Machinist Set Up Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 271 salaries. An experienced Machinist Set Up Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 258 salaries. A Machinist Set Up Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 183 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Surpassing the national average by 27 percent, Machinist Set Up Operators in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Machinist Set Up Operators will also find cushy salaries in Everett (+24 percent), Detroit (+22 percent), Minneapolis (+17 percent), and Phoenix (+17 percent). Rochester ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 20 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are San Diego and Wichita (13 percent lower).
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