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Rough Grinder Salary

$36,041 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Rough Grinder is $36,041 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Rough Grinder is between $27,425 and $43,118. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Rough Grinder. 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

  • Grinds and chips weld splatter, high spots, burs, slag, and rust from surface of fabricated metal structures and parts to improve appearance or prepare for painting, using portable or pedestal grinders, chipping hammers, and wire brushes.
  • Positions work piece on worktable manually or using jig or crane.
  • Inserts specified grinding wheel, wire brush, or cutting chisel into portable grinder or power hammer.
Rough Grinder Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

Job family population: 8,060

Estimated population of Rough Grinder jobs: 236

Rate of error: 4.4%

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 most populous city is New York City. Forty...

Rough Grinder Job Listings for United States

Jun 11
Duluth, United States
Compass Minerals
Sharpens and reshapes drills, chisels, scrapers and redresses rough grinding wheels. * Ensures that work areas are left in a clean and safe fashion. * Ability to safely and efficiently use hand tools ...
Aluminum Finish Grinder (1st Shift) #J16088
Jun 17
Charlestown, NH, USA
TPI Staffing Group
Grind external surfaces * Remove metal by the application of abrasives which are bonded to form a ... Rough and finish flat, cylindrical, and conical surfaces * Read and interpret charts, drawings, and ...
CNC Grinder - 2nd shift Shift
Mar 30
Ogden, UT, USA
Williams International
The CNC Grinder will have responsibility for the setup and operation of miscellaneous computerized ... Rough burrs machined parts. May train, provide guidance and assist in developing lower skill level ...
Grind operator - Aerospace - $1,000 BONUS
Jun 6
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Cassavant Machining, Inc.
Grinding Machine Set-up Operator Job Description Summary Responsible for setting up and tending ... Rough and finish flat, cylindrical, and conical surfaces. * Read and interpret charts, drawings ...
Grinder / General Utility
May 24
Avon Lake, OH, USA
All In Staffing
Removes burrs and rough edges with a hand file or power - driven hand tools, or portable grinders. Maintains finish with liberal tolerances. Repetitive work. This individual will be involved in ...
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