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Ironworker Machine Operator Salary
in Texas, United States

$31,115 (USD)

Average Salary

$15/hr

Average Hourly

$432

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 28, 2020

The average pay for an Ironworker Machine Operator is $31,115 a year and $15 an hour in Texas, United States. The average salary range for an Ironworker Machine Operator is between $23,772 and $37,130. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Texas, 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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Job Summary

Description:
  • Operates and prepares machine equipped with separate sections that cut-to-length, punch, and notch or trim structural shapes and plates.
  • Positions specified punch and die set and turns pressure screws to lock them into ram and bed of machine to set up punching section.
  • Positions specified cutting blades into cutting slot, and notching dies or shear blades into ram and bed of machine, and turns pressure or clamp screws to lock them in place to set up cutoff, and trimming-and-notching sections of machine.
  • Measures work piece with rule or tape, or traces from template to locate holes or cutting lines as specified by work order, and marks them with scribe, soapstone, or center punch.
  • Pulls lever to engage power to section used.
  • Positions work piece into cutting slot, or under punch, die, or trim blade, and aligns punch or blade with layout marks.
  • Pulls lever or depresses pedal to activate machine.
  • Sets stops or positions guide jigs to specified point on built-in scale when several pieces are worked.
  • May tend different sections of machine.
Ironworker Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Texas, United States

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

Job family population: 186,640

Estimated population of Ironworker Machine Operator jobs: 15,849

Rate of error: 1.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
$36,071
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About Texas, United States

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Description: Texas (, locally ; Spanish: Texas or Tejas, pronounced [ˈtexas] (listen)) is the second largest state in the United States by area (after Alaska) and population (after California). Located in the South Central region, Texas shares borders with the states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast. Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth largest in the U.S., while San Antonio is the second-most...

Ironworker Machine Operator Job Listings for Texas, United States

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Salary Recap

The average pay for an Ironworker Machine Operator is $31,115 a year and $15 an hour in Texas, United States. The average salary range for an Ironworker Machine Operator is between $23,772 and $37,130. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Texas, 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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