Average Production Machinist Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Production Machinist is $17.82.
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $26
$207 - $5,114
Profit Sharing
$509 - $3,931
Total Pay
$27,842 - $59,475

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Job Description for Production Machinist

Production Machinist 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.

Job Satisfaction for Production Machinist

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Popular Skills for Production Machinist

Skills in Precision Machining, CNC/NC and Machine Programming, Manufacturing 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 Production Machinist

An early career Production Machinist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.66 based on 93 salaries. A mid-career Production Machinist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.03 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Production Machinist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.13 based on 48 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Production Machinist in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 48.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Lansing, Michigan (28.1% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (21.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (1.8% less).

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