Average Experienced Manual Machinist Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Manual Machinist is $21.03.
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $26
$482 - $8,243
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,400
Total Pay
$34,568 - $62,982

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Job Description for Manual Machinist

Manual Machinist Tasks
  • Perform a variety of manual milling operations such as lathing, milling, cutting, drilling, turning, taping, sawing, grinding and boring.
  • Design and fabricate custom tools.
  • Use a variety of milling tools such as Engine Lathe, Vertical Boring Mill, Horizontal Boring Mill, Bridgeports, Band Saws, Radial Arm Drills, Calipers, Micrometers, and Scales.
  • Read blue prints and other CAD design documents.

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Popular Skills for Manual Machinist

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

Pay by Experience Level for Manual Machinist

An entry-level Manual Machinist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.33 based on 50 salaries. An early career Manual Machinist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.13 based on 152 salaries. A mid-career Manual Machinist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.90 based on 98 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.

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