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Machine Cleaner Salary

$24,377 (USD)

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Last updated: May 27, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Machine Cleaner is $24,377 a year and $12 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Machine Cleaner is between $19,418 and $28,222. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Machine Cleaner. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Cleans dust, dirt, grease, and lint from machines and auxiliary equipment, such as tanks and pipelines, in industrial plant or aboard ship, using cleaning solutions, waste, rags, waterhose, pumps, lint vacuum system, airhose, brushes, and scraping tools: cleans screen on lint vacuum system and replaces worn screen.
  • May clean plant sewage treatment system and water supply wells.
  • May remove machine guards and accessories, using handtools.
  • May paint exposed surfaces of machines to prevent rust.
  • May oil moving parts or wearing surfaces.
  • May clean floors around machine, using broom or vacuum cleaner.
  • May be designated according to machine or part of machine cleaned as bottle-packing-machine cleaner; creel cleaner; opening-machine cleaner; pin cleaner; rack cleaner; shafting cleaner.
  • May be designated: card cleaner; guide-rail cleaner; loom blower.
Machine Cleaner Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment

Job family population: 373,290

Estimated population of Machine Cleaner jobs: 7,044

Rate of error: 1.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
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 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), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City...

Machine Cleaner Job Listings for United States

Machine Cleaner
May 22
Piscataway, NJ, USA
Ajulia Executive Search
Machine Cleaner 8pm-4am Piscataway, NJ Are you looking to make a career change to a rapidly growing, stable, professional company? This exciting opportunity offers a competitive salary plus an ...
644 Building Services Specialist: Industrial Machine Cleaner
Apr 4
Greenville, SC, USA
Newbold Services
Cleaning machines and key components * Proper disposal of waste chemicals and materials * Coordinating duties with key Maintenance personnel * Working efficiently during Predictive Maintenance time ...
Machine Cleaner/ General Laborer
Apr 19
Holly, MI, USA
Qualified Staffing
... cleaning products. · Prepare parts and machines to be photographed and inventoried. · Put parts away on shelves as needed. · Disassembly of industrial equipment involving hand tools and/or power ...
Machine Operator
May 27
Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Traditional Medicinals
Clean machine to GMP standards (at every changeover or at the end of the week). * Rotate work stations as necessary and operate the case packing machines. * Assist in the training of machine ...
Machine Operator/Encap
May 24
Santa Ana, CA, USA
Robinson Pharma
Cleans Shut-Off Valve and makes a new gel/medicine hose. * Checks for appropriate heat settings * Checks air pressure to Dies * Checks that machine is working properly and product meets ...
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