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Drilling Machine Operator Salary

$44,068 (USD)

Average Salary

$21/hr

Average Hourly

$714

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Drilling Machine Operator is $44,068 a year and $21 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Drilling Machine Operator is between $32,816 and $53,439. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Operates mobile drilling machine to drill blastholes horizontally in underground mine or in face of strip mine: drives machine into room where coal, salt, or ore has been undercut.
  • Measures undercuttings with steel rod to determine depth of undercut and location of holes to be drilled.
  • Marks hole locations and boundaries of cut on ribs and face, using chalk.
  • Moves controls to position drill.
  • Starts drill and advances it into rib or face to specified depth.
  • Repositions machine to drill additional holes in specified pattern.
  • Observes electric power cable when moving machine to avoid damage to cable.
  • May drill blastholes in roof to prepare for blasting.
Drilling Machine Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 11,030

Estimated population of Drilling Machine Operator jobs: 920

Rate of error: 4.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$51,087
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Drilling Machine Operator Job Listings for United States

Machine Operator
Jul 17
La Vergne, TN, USA
Alliance HR
Efficiently operating the stamping press, drill, and tap machines to meet customer demands * Packaging parts into boxes using scale weight count * Dumping pans of parts in oven - 25 lbs each
Machine Operator (NIGHT SHIFT) #425380219
Jul 18
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Meyer Tool, Inc.
Experienced Machine Operator has the ability to run multiple machines effectively and efficiently ... Experience in conventional machining such as milling, drilling, and turning needed. NIGHT SHIFT ...
CNC Machine Operator
Jul 1
York, SC, USA
Hire Dynamics
Responsibilities and Qualifications for CNC Machine Operator include: • Prepare and operate CNC machines to perform tasks such as drilling, grinding, milling etc. • Must be able to read ...
Machine Operator -- day shift
Jul 1
Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
Tipton Structural Fabrication, Inc.
Machine Operator - day shift Tipton Structural Fabrication, Inc. Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 Tipton ... Magnetic drill, brake press, punch press, stud weld, drill press, band saws, forklift, cutting ...
Machine Operator: Welder: Inspector
Jul 17
Rochester, MN, USA
Manpower US
... Press Brake, Drill press and Metal stamping · Welding, including spot welding · Honing and ... have machine operator experience? Give the office a quick call to see if this is the perfect job ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Drilling Machine Operator is $44,068 a year and $21 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Drilling Machine Operator is between $32,816 and $53,439. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Drilling Machine Operator Job Listings for United States

Machine Operator
Jul 17
La Vergne, TN, USA
Alliance HR
Efficiently operating the stamping press, drill, and tap machines to meet customer demands * Packaging parts into boxes using scale weight count * Dumping pans of parts in oven - 25 lbs each
Machine Operator (NIGHT SHIFT) #425380219
Jul 18
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Meyer Tool, Inc.
Experienced Machine Operator has the ability to run multiple machines effectively and efficiently ... Experience in conventional machining such as milling, drilling, and turning needed. NIGHT SHIFT ...
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