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Brake Operator Salary

$33,604 (USD)

Average Salary

$16/hr

Average Hourly

$457

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 10, 2019

The average pay for a Brake Operator is $33,604 a year and $16 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Brake Operator is between $25,777 and $39,998. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Operates power brake that bends, punches, forms, rolls, arcs, or straightens metal sheets, plates, and bars.
  • Positions work manually or with crane against stops, or aligns layout marks to dies.
  • Brushes oil on dies and work piece.
  • Starts machine to lower ram and shape work piece.
  • Tightens die nuts to prevent movement of die, using wrenches.
  • Inspects work for conformance to specifications, using rule, square, or templates.
  • Cleans scale or scrap from die with airhose or brush.
  • May depress pedal to lower ram and shape work piece.
  • May tend furnace to preheat metal to specified temperatures before bending.
  • May be designated according to material shaped.
Brake Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 186,640

Estimated population of Brake Operator jobs: 3,109

Rate of error: 1.3%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$38,957
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Brake Operator Job Listings for United States

Press Brake Operator
Dec 10
Tracy, CA, USA
WorkRocket
West Coast Cryogenic Services is searching for a Manual Press Brake Operator for their manufacturing facility in Tracy, CA. If you have manual brake press machine experience , they want to hear from ...
Press Brake Operator
Dec 10
Lakewood, CO, USA
CMG - Corporate Office
SUMMARY Fast paced and growing Sheet Metal Fabricator and Manufacturer looking to expand our forming department with experienced Press Brake Operators. Responsible for producing quality metal ...
Press Brake Operator
Nov 21
Eugene, OR, USA
Manpower
We are seeking a Press Brake Operator to join our team! You will be responsible for helping the company with providing safe and quality work that meet the customer's needs. You will need to be able ...
Press Brake Operator
Nov 13
Vista, CA, USA
Adecco
As a Press Brake Operator, you will be responsible for the operation and set up of an Amada press brake and inspection of parts. If you meet the qualifications listed below and would like to find out ...
Press Brake Operator
Nov 19
Arvada, CO, USA
Mid-West Machine Products
Precision Sheet Metal Shop in Arvada is seeking full time Press Brake Operators. Day and night shift available. Day shift is from 6:30 to 3:00 Monday through Friday. Night shift is from 3:00pm to 1 ...

The average pay for a Brake Operator is $33,604 a year and $16 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Brake Operator is between $25,777 and $39,998. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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