Average Machinist Set Up Operator Hourly Pay

$18.34
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$985
Bonus
$1,251
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The average hourly pay for a Machinist Set Up Operator is $18.34.
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$13.40
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$18.34
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$25.29
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$13 - $25
Bonus
$207 - $3,878
Profit Sharing
$360 - $5,872
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$28,753 - $58,859
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What Do Machinist Set Up Operators Do?

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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Machinist Set Up Operators?

Skills in Precision Machining, CNC/NC and Precision Measurement are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Blueprints and Machine Operation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Machinist Set Up Operators?

An entry-level Machinist Set Up Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.05 based on 21 salaries. An early career Machinist Set Up Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.05 based on 504 salaries. A mid-career Machinist Set Up Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.44 based on 389 salaries. An experienced Machinist Set Up Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.34 based on 318 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Machinist Set Up Operator in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 24.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (7.5% more) and Cleveland, Ohio (3.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Rochester, New York (3.9% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (0.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,548 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.4%
Early Career
32.6%
Mid Career
25.1%
Experienced
20.5%
Late Career
20.4%