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Machine Shop Machine Setter Salary

$37,487 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$547

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 09, 2019

The average pay for a Machine Shop Machine Setter is $37,487 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Machine Shop Machine Setter is between $28,411 and $44,962. 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:
  • Prepares and adjusts machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, boring machines, drills and punch presses, grinders, gear hobbers, and plastic molding machines for other workers, such as production-machine tenders, according to specifications and tooling instructions, applying knowledge of machining methods.
  • Reads blueprint or job order for product specifications, such as dimensions and tolerances, and tooling instructions, such as feed rate, cutting speed, depth of cut, fixtures, and cutting tools to be used.
  • Installs and adjusts holding device and fastens specified cutting and shaping tools in position to enable operator to produce finished workpiece to specifications, using handtools, such as wrenches, screwdrivers, and pliers.
  • Selects and sets speed and feed of machine according to type of operation and specified material and finish.
  • Starts machine to obtain first-run workpiece and verifies dimensional tolerances, using micrometers, gauges, and templates.
  • Changes worn cutting tools and adjusts operation of machine, such as cutting speed, feed rate, or depth of cut, when required.
  • May replace parts on machines, such as bearings, filters, wiring, and switches, using handtools.
  • May instruct operators or other workers in machine setup and operation.
  • May set up machines and equipment other than machine tools, such as welding machine and flame cutting equipment.
Machine Shop Machine Setter Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 133,840

Estimated population of Machine Shop Machine Setter jobs: 5,625

Rate of error: 1.8%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$43,457
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Machine Shop Machine Setter Job Listings for United States

Machine Shop Assistant
Nov 15
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Yamaichi Electronics USA, Inc.
Reporting to the Manufacturing Manager, this person will support all machine shop and logistics ... Setter/Operator as needed to shorten setup times Requirements/ Knowledge/Skills by the Job - Must ...
Machine Shop Supervisor - Sparks, NV
Dec 2
Reno, NV, USA
Panasonic Energy
Manage organization, safety, and maintenance of machine shop. * Supervise and train employees in the machine shop. * Determine proper machine setup procedures through product requirements and ...
Machine Shop Helper - 4872427
Dec 3
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Automation Personnel Services
Automation Personnel Services is looking for a Machine Shop Helper in Baton Rouge, LA. BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES: * All post machining operations on CNC manufactured parts (Deburring, polishing, and ...
SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERK - AEROSPACE MACHINE SHOP
Nov 28
Torrance, CA, USA
Amratec Engineering
We are seeking a SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERK - AEROSPACE MACHINE SHOP to become an integral part of our team! You will help coordinate incoming and outgoing shipment activities in fast paced ...
Machine Shop Technician
Dec 4
Plymouth, MN, USA
Adecco
Adecco is currently assisting a local client, recruiting for a Machine Shop Technician. This position is a contract role, with a starting pay rate of $14.75/hour. For instant consideration for this ...

The average pay for a Machine Shop Machine Setter is $37,487 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Machine Shop Machine Setter is between $28,411 and $44,962. 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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Machine Shop Assistant
Nov 15
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Yamaichi Electronics USA, Inc.
Reporting to the Manufacturing Manager, this person will support all machine shop and logistics ... Setter/Operator as needed to shorten setup times Requirements/ Knowledge/Skills by the Job - Must ...
Machine Shop Supervisor - Sparks, NV
Dec 2
Reno, NV, USA
Panasonic Energy
Manage organization, safety, and maintenance of machine shop. * Supervise and train employees in the machine shop. * Determine proper machine setup procedures through product requirements and ...
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