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Machine Shop Machine Setter Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$42,339 (USD)

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Last updated: June 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Machine Shop Machine Setter is $42,339 a year and $20 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Machine Shop Machine Setter is between $33,279 and $50,782. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Seattle, Washington.

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Job Summary

  • 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 Seattle, Washington, United States

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

Job family population: 121,160

Estimated population of Machine Shop Machine Setter jobs: 5,092

Rate of error: 1.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Seattle, Washington

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Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

Machine Shop Machine Setter Job Listings for Seattle, Washington

Machine Shop Help
Jun 11
Seattle, WA, USA
NuWest Group - Manufacturing & Engineering
Machine Shop Help Pay: $16-17+/hr. Shift: Swing (2PM-11PM) Location: South Seattle, WA Employment-Type: Direct Hire at 30 Days South Seattle metal fabrication company is looking for machine shop ...
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Seattle, WA, USA
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Jun 12
Tacoma, WA, USA
Union Machine
Able to lift 50+ pounds and be on your feet at least 8 hours a day Company Description This is a full-service machine shop. We have been in business for over 30 years. We specialize in hard metals ...
Sales Manager - Building Products
Jun 10
Seattle, WA, USA
Globe Machine
... shop personnel, customer service and field service personnel required. • Proven track record of ... Company Description Established in 1917 in Tacoma, Washington, USA, Globe Machine Manufacturing ...
Machine Operator - Aerospace ($13.25 - $16/hr)
May 23
Kent, WA, USA
New Era Staffing & HR Solutions
Experience with basic shop equipment and machinery is a must * Must be able to lift up to 50lbs on a regular basis * Must have basic math and computer skills * Able to use calipers * Requires strong ...
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