Entry-Level Machinist Set Up Operator Salary

Entry-Level Machinist Set Up Operators can expect to earn an average of $15.39 per hour. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Machinist Set Up Operators — including $5K in bonuses and $2K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $25K to $48K depending on individual performance. While just over one in five report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$28,000 - $72,800
$28K
$37K
$73K
MEDIAN: $36,630
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$11.70 - $19.81
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MEDIAN: $15.47
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$0$72K
Salary $28,000 - $72,800
Bonus $73.40 - $4,340
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $5,960
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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$25,039 - $48,213
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $11.70 - $19.81
Overtime $16.65 - $29.21
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $73.40 - $4,340
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $5,960
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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$25,039 - $48,213
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 536

Machinist Set Up Operator Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,352

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Wichita is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Cleveland and Rochester (10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Machinist Set Up Operator Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Machinist Set Up Operator in Kalamazoo:
"How to be a more efficient productive employee."
Be sure you comprehend your blueprints. You have complete knowledge in the proper usage of all precision measuring equipment knowledge of the machine(s) you will be setting up and operating. Knowledge of feed and speed of the tooling. Good troubleshooting skills. When in doubt ALWAYS seek assistance before operating machine to produce quality parts. Always be aware of all safety devices and their location. Work smarter not harder. Ask yourself this question, Would I buy the product I just produce. Always be accountable for you production. Take pride in your work.

Machinist Set Up Operator in Abudhabi:
Share your knowledge to other.

Machinist Set Up Operator in Houston:
"Cnc programming."
Learn about programming before running a machine.

Machinist Set Up Operator in Mansfield:
Need to love being a machinist never stop learning and improving pay attetion to details quality first.

Key Stats for Machinist Set Up Operator

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
22%

Skills That Affect Machinist Set Up Operator Salaries

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▲5%

Blueprints
▲4%

Precision Machining
▲3%

CNC/NC
▲2%

Precision Measurement
▼0%

National Average
$34,000

Machine Operation
▼1%

set up
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 23%