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Drilling Machine Operator Salary
in Nashville, Tennessee

$40,589 (USD)

Average Salary

$20/hr

Average Hourly

$658

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Drilling Machine Operator is $40,589 a year and $20 an hour in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. The average salary range for a Drilling Machine Operator is between $30,226 and $49,220. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Nashville, Tennessee.

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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 Nashville, Tennessee, 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:
$47,054
5 Year Change:
16 %

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About Nashville, Tennessee

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Description: Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee. The city is the county seat of Davidson County and is located on the Cumberland River. The city's population ranks 24th in the U.S. According to 2018 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the total consolidated city-county population stood at 692,587. The "balance" population, which excludes semi-independent municipalities within Davidson County, was 669,053 in 2018.Located in northern Middle Tennessee, Nashville is the major city of the largest metropolitan area in Tennessee. The 2018 population of the entire 14-county Nashville metropolitan...

Drilling Machine Operator Job Listings for Nashville, Tennessee

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
Assembler
Jun 14
Lewisburg, TN, USA
The Miner Corporation
... operating conventional and special purpose machines and hand tools. Essential Functions Review ... Constantly operates machinery such as: Cordless drill; Hammer; Screwdrivers; and other like tools.

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Drilling Machine Operator is $40,589 a year and $20 an hour in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. The average salary range for a Drilling Machine Operator is between $30,226 and $49,220. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Drilling Machine Operator Job Listings for Nashville, Tennessee

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
Assembler
Jun 14
Lewisburg, TN, USA
The Miner Corporation
... operating conventional and special purpose machines and hand tools. Essential Functions Review ... Constantly operates machinery such as: Cordless drill; Hammer; Screwdrivers; and other like tools.
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