$41,209
Avg. Salary
$17.74
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,021

Bonus

$1,240

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Machinist Set Up Operator is $17.74 per hour.

The average pay for a Machinist Set Up Operator is $41,209 per year.

10%
$12.75
10%
$17.74
50%
$24.68
90%
90%
MEDIAN $17.74
10%
$29k
10%
$41k
50%
$74k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $41,209
$29,258 - $73,776
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$74K
MEDIAN: $41,209
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$0$73K
Salary $29,258 - $73,776
Bonus $203 - $4,194
Profit Sharing $385 - $4,923
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).
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$27,701 - $58,012
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 76
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $12.75 - $24.68
Overtime $18.48 - $35.94
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $203 - $4,194
Profit Sharing $385 - $4,923
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).
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$27,701 - $58,012
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,775

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.

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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


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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.

Machinist Set Up Operator Job Listings

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

National Average: $39,785

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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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Key Stats for Machinist Set Up Operator

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 379 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Machinist Set Up Operator Salaries

▲25%

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$40,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Machinist Set Up Operator Salaries

Editing
▲15%



▲1%


Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲1%

Setup
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$40,000


Team Leadership
▼3%

set up
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 379 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 21%