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Lead Operator Salary

$49,252 (USD)

Average Salary

$24/hr

Average Hourly

$793

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 13, 2019

The average pay for a Lead Operator is $49,252 a year and $24 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Lead Operator is between $36,326 and $60,026. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Lead Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the 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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Description:
  • Tests and repairs ore-crushing and ore-transporting machinery: starts machines and equipment, such as feeders, jaw crushers, conveyor belts, and suction dust collectors.
  • Observes machines and equipment in operation for defects and malfunctions.
  • Turns valves to regulate flow of water into cooling system.
  • Breaks up clogged ore, using iron bar or pneumatic hammer.
  • Repairs machines and equipment, using handtools.
Lead Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Job family population: 362,440

Estimated population of Lead Operator jobs: 2,088

Rate of error: 0.9%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$57,097
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Lead Operator Job Listings for United States

CNC Lead Operator - Large Machines
Dec 11
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Amtec Inc.
CNC Operator Lead - Large Machines Location: Costa Mesa, CA, 92627 Duration: Temp-to-Hire Work Schedule: 1st Shift, Monday to Friday, 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM Pay Rate: $26 to $28/hour (depends on ...
Lead Lift Operator: Day or Nights!
Nov 26
Leavenworth, United States
Vail Resorts
As a Lead Operator, you will be in charge of a specific lift on the mountain and accountable for training new hires on the basics of lift operations. Choose day or night shifts! Either way, you will ...
Heat Set Operator
Dec 12
Gastonia, NC, USA
Personnel Services Unlimited
The Heat Set Operator will be working on nylon heat set machines General Description: · Start up ... or lead person. Physical Demands: · Able to walk and stand the duration of shift (8 - 12 hours ...
Medical Production Operator
Dec 3
Menlo Park, CA, USA
ATR International
We are seeking a Operator II for a very important client. This position is responsible for the ... Notifies supervisor or lead of the need to replenish supplies/materials and of any production ...
Operator - 2 Shifts Available, 7am-7pm Starting at $14/hr
Dec 3
Des Moines, IA, USA
Katecho
Lead the employees of the manufacturing area by example in the areas of attitude, work quality, work ethic, dependability, and company loyalty. * Communicate and work together with other departments ...

The average pay for a Lead Operator is $49,252 a year and $24 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Lead Operator is between $36,326 and $60,026. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Lead Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the 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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CNC Lead Operator - Large Machines
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CNC Operator Lead - Large Machines Location: Costa Mesa, CA, 92627 Duration: Temp-to-Hire Work Schedule: 1st Shift, Monday to Friday, 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM Pay Rate: $26 to $28/hour (depends on ...
Lead Lift Operator: Day or Nights!
Nov 26
Leavenworth, United States
Vail Resorts
As a Lead Operator, you will be in charge of a specific lift on the mountain and accountable for training new hires on the basics of lift operations. Choose day or night shifts! Either way, you will ...
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