$39,674
Avg. Salary
$14.84
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,022

Bonus

$1,050

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator is $14.84 per hour.

The average pay for a Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator is $39,674 per year.

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MEDIAN $39,674
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$0$120K
Salary $24,903 - $120,805
Bonus $405 - $3,452
Profit Sharing $1,050
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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$23,945 - $42,900
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 18
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $10.83 - $19.24
Overtime $15.62 - $30.45
Annual Data $0$42K
Bonus $405 - $3,452
Profit Sharing $1,050
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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$23,945 - $42,900
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 270

Job Description for Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator

Surface mount technology (SMT) machine operators work with SMT machines which solder small parts such as circuits, transformers, sockets, and other electronic components. Good manual dexterity is necessary to position, align, and place components for SMT machines, which must be tended by replenishing their supplies and programming them in an efficient manner. They must also monitor the output of machines to ensure quality, and maintenance and calibration are periodically necessary for these machines, as well as troubleshooting and simple repairs when machines are not functioning properly.

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Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator Tasks
  • Adjust, set up, and operate SMT machines per job order.
  • Monitor product through entire SMT process.
  • Load proper parts into machine and fill solder paste.
  • Inspect and test finished SMT products for quality.
  • Hand Solder / De-solder components.

Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator

Pay by Experience for a Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 77 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 33 salaries. A Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 23 salaries.

Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator?

Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator in Bethlehem:
"Common sense."
Pros: Building creating massive metering systems even if just one small portion
Cons: Bullshittery

Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator in Ontario:
"No appreciation."
Pros: That I can be trusted to do my job as well to my capacity
Cons: They do not honor experience and high benefits

Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator in Hazleton:
"Respect others as you would want to be respected."
Pros: Great personalities , different types of nationalities as well. They’re all great.
Cons: Land mine streets

Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator in Fort Wayne:
"Working for carrier."
Pros: Benefits are "okay". Plenty of overtime opportunity most of the year. Double-time on sundays.
Cons: Weak union. Tier system, with no opportunity to move up in tier. Work 19 days in a row at times. Not a lot of days off. Without overtime and weekends, I dont make enough money. To make enough money I have to work overtime and weekends. Tier system is horrible. I have to work the same job as the person next to me, who makes $5 an hour more than me. And I have no way of ever making the same money as that person.

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Key Stats for Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator Salaries

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▲19%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲4%

National Average
$32,000

Machine Operation
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 19%