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Gear Milling Machine Setup Operator Salary
in St. Louis, Missouri

$41,346 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Gear Milling Machine Setup Operator is $41,346 a year and $20 an hour in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. The average salary range for a Gear Milling Machine Setup Operator is between $30,958 and $49,970. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Job Summary

  • Sets up and operates one or more gear milling machines to machine splines or gear teeth on metal blanks, according to machining instructions and knowledge of gear milling procedures: reads blueprints or machining instructions to determine machine settings, fixtures and milling tools to use, and gear specifications, such as dimensions and tolerances.
  • Clamps workpiece in fixture or presses it onto arbor.
  • Positions and secures cutter on spindle in relation to workpiece, using wrenches.
  • Moves levers or mounts gears in machine to set feed rates and rotation speeds of cutter and workpiece in relation to each other.
  • Starts machine, turns valve handle, and directs flow of coolant against cutter and workpiece.
  • Verifies conformance of machined gears to specifications, using micrometers, gear measuring wires, and special gear inspection equipment.
  • May compute data, such as gear dimensions and machine settings, applying knowledge of shop mathematics.
  • May machine plastics or other nonmetallic materials.
  • May be required to have experience with custom or production work, or with particular material, product, or size, type, or trade name of machine.
Gear Milling Machine Setup Operator Job Prevalence in St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Job family: Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 17,820

Estimated population of Gear Milling Machine Setup Operator jobs: 1,157

Rate of error: 7.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About St. Louis, Missouri

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Description: St. Louis () is a major independent city and inland port in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is situated along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which marks Missouri's border with Illinois. The Missouri River merges with the Mississippi River just north of the city. These two rivers combined form the fourth longest river system in the world. The city had an estimated 2018 population of 302,838 and is the cultural and economic center of the St. Louis metropolitan area (home to nearly 3,000,000 people), which is the largest metropolitan area in Missouri, and the 20th-largest in the United States. Before European...

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