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Planer Operator Salary

$33,898 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Planer Operator is $33,898 a year and $16 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Planer Operator is between $25,898 and $40,451. 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

  • Operates planing machine to surface planks and timbers and reduce stock to specified dimensions.
Planer Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Job family population: 79,650

Estimated population of Planer Operator jobs: 713

Rate of error: 2.8%

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...

Planer Operator Job Listings for United States

CNC Lathe Setup Operator- 27-33 P/H
May 15
Santa Ana, CA, USA
TRS Craft Services Aliso Viejo
Refer to specifications, orthographic drawings and reference planes to understand the project ... Ensure Operator Preventative maintenance is performed prior to machine use daily. Way Lube ...
CNC Programmer - Operator 8348GK
May 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Career Transitions Holdings, LLC
CNC Programmer/Operator - Chicago, IL 3-5 years' experience in a Cabinetry Shop or Store Fixture ... reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric ...
Surgical First Assist - Operating Room (Days)
May 8
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Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital
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Wood-working Machine Operator
May 2
Nampa, ID, USA
Elwood Staffing
Wood-working Machine Operators include material handling, machine set up, production runs and lite maintenance of wood moulders, gang rip saws, planer, cut-to length, end matcher, sanders, etc. ...
CNC Operator/Fabricator
May 14
Homewood, AL, USA
Personnel Staffing, Inc. - Birmingham Location
Produces machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC ... reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric ...
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