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Compressor Salary

$37,674 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$524

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 08, 2019

The average pay for a Compressor is $37,674 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Compressor is between $28,553 and $45,225. 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:
  • Sets up and operates machine to compress granulated or powdered ingredients into products, such as medicinal tablets and storage battery pellets: installs dies in machine and adjusts spring tension and ram pressure of air- or hydraulic-powered press, according to specifications, using handtools.
  • Presses control button to activate machine.
  • Scoops ingredients into hopper or positions canister of powder on top of hopper, using overhead lift.
  • Raises lever to stop machine and collects samples of product, according to established frequency, using tweezers.
  • Examines, weighs, and tests samples for defects, such as surface chips and pits, soft centers, and excessive brittleness, using micrometers, scale, and hardness tester; or determines dimensions of sample to verify machine setup, using calipers, micrometers, and go-not-go gauges.
  • Routes sample to lab for analysis, according to procedure.
  • Adjusts machine pressure and tension to remove product flaws and ensure conformity to product specifications.
  • Records product information, such as scrap quantity, machine number, and ingredients, used to complete work ticket.
  • Places completed work tickets with trays of product awaiting further processing.
  • Removes and cleans dies and compression chambers, using swabs.
  • May only operate machines and notify supervisor or setup personnel of needed adjustments to machines.
  • May pour metal bottom sections of battery and battery pellets into bins of consolidation equipment that operates automatically in conjunction with press machines to insert pellets into cans to form partial assembly of battery.
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Compressor Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 72,870

Estimated population of Compressor jobs: 5,994

Rate of error: 2.2%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$43,674
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Compressor Job Listings for United States

Compressor Facilities Crew
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The Compressor & Facilities Cleaning position will be tasked to clean gas compressor stations and office facilities at the customer's Gas Gathering plant in New Town, North Dakota. The crew will also ...
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Compressor Rebuild Technician
Nov 29
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA
TechUSA
... compressor failures accurately and efficiently and determine/initiate repair.-Must be familiar with rotating equipment basic repair techniques and practices.-Represent the company in a professional ...
Compressor Field Service Mechanic
Oct 18
Charlotte, NC, USA
Mechanics Hub
Job Description Compressor Technicians have a new opportunity in Charlotte NC! This field service mechanic role centers around compressor, booster and vacuum systems with some diesel power repairs
Sales Engineer (CT)
Nov 19
Connecticut, United States
Quincy Compressor LLC
Bachelor s Degree in Engineering preferred; degree in Business, Marketing or Management considered with supplemental technical training or experience 2 - 5 years Compressor Industry experience ...

The average pay for a Compressor is $37,674 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Compressor is between $28,553 and $45,225. 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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