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Knife Grinder Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$45,209 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Knife Grinder is $45,209 a year and $22 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Knife Grinder is between $34,034 and $54,455. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

  • Sets up and operates grinding machines to shape and sharpen planer knives and woodworking machine cutters according to specifications: positions and secures workpiece or sheet stock, template, and machine accessories onto machine, using handtools.
  • Turns handwheels to set travel and pressure of cutterhead or knife stock across or against grinding wheel to shape or sharpen workpiece.
  • Starts machine and observes grinding operation to verify conformance to specifications.
  • May cut out plastic templates used to fabricate knives and cutterheads.
  • May hone cutting edge of ground knives, using whetstone and oil.
  • May cut and grind silicon carbide jointing stones to match pattern of knives.
  • May select and install grinding wheels on machine, using handtools, applying knowledge of product specifications and abrasives.
  • May manipulate blade across grinding wheel by hand.
  • May turn valve to control flow of coolant.
  • May sharpen or shape knives and saw blades, using handtools.
  • May sharpen bits and boring tool bit sharpener.
Knife Grinder Job Prevalence in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States

Job family: Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 74,600

Estimated population of Knife Grinder jobs: 3,524

Rate of error: 2.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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