Average Press Brake Operator Hourly Pay

$16.56
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$970
Bonus
$1,500
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The average hourly pay for a Press Brake Operator is $16.56.
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$12.38
MEDIAN
$16.56
90%
$21.54
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$12 - $22
Bonus
$241 - $3,091
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$450 - $4,096
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$26,561 - $48,848
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What Do Press Brake Operators Do?

Press Brake Operator Tasks
  • Set up and operate press brake machinery and related equipment.
  • Maintain a safe and hygienic workspace.
  • Inspect products, make corrections and ensure quality.
  • Measure, align, and position materials.

Job Satisfaction for Press Brake Operator

3.4 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for Press Brake Operator

The top respondents for the job title Press Brake Operator are from the companies Eaton Corporation, Micro Metals and Qualex, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Eaton Corporation where the average pay is $18.27. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Qualex, Inc., earning around $15.50. Micro Metals pays the lowest at around $14.74. General Kinematics Corporation also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.25.

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What Are Popular Skills for Press Brake Operators?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Press Brake Operators?

An entry-level Press Brake Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.80 based on 21 salaries. An early career Press Brake Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.22 based on 349 salaries. A mid-career Press Brake Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.24 based on 172 salaries. An experienced Press Brake Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.36 based on 171 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Press Brake Operator in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 20.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cincinnati, Ohio (17.0% more) and Portland, Oregon (13.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (11.6% less) and Chicago, Illinois (7.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 818 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.6%
Early Career
42.7%
Mid Career
21.0%
Experienced
20.9%
Late Career
12.8%