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Shear Operator Salary

$36,592 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$527

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 08, 2019

The average pay for a Shear Operator is $36,592 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Shear Operator is between $27,808 and $43,815. 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:
  • Operates and prepares power shear to cut metal objects, such as plates, sheets, slabs, billets, or bars to specified dimensions and angle.
  • Turns hand wheels to adjust rake (angle) and pressure of blade.
  • Positions and clamps stops and side guides to set length and angle of cut, using rule, built-in gauges, or template.
  • Lifts work piece manually or by hoist or crane to machine bed or roller table and positions it against side guide and end stops.
  • Starts machine which clamps work piece and lowers blade to cut metal.
  • Lays out cutting lines on metal, using rule, square, or template when shearing single pieces.
  • May tilt bed, blade, or install fixtures to shear, bevel, or trim fabricated items.
  • May set up and operate shear on production line in which shear is fed by conveyor, such as automobile frame line or rolling mill.
  • May operate portable shear to cut sheet metal.
  • May inspect work, using tape, compass, gauge, template, or micrometer to verify dimensions.
  • May be designated by type of shear or by application of shear.
  • May operate shear that automatically shears to uniform length metal sheets, plates, or structural shapes fed into machine by continuous coil or conveyor.
Shear Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 186,640

Estimated population of Shear Operator jobs: 14,002

Rate of error: 1.3%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$42,420
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Shear Operator Job Listings for United States

Shear Operator
Oct 20
McCordsville, IN, USA
TechTrades
Large Manufacturing company is looking for a Sheer operator for 1st shift. We are looking for a ... This machinery includes a hydraulic shear, hydraulic brake press, punch press, corner notcher, and ...
Machine Operator
Sep 21
Beaverton, OR, USA
TERRA Staffing Group
Operating machinery including press brakes and shears * Operating forklifts from time to time * Using a variety of power and hand tools (drills, nail guns, etc.) Machine Operator Requirements
Machine Operator
Oct 1
Lexington, NC, USA
Staffing Logistics
... shear, turret punch, and metal forming press brake. SCOPE OF JOB The A Machine Operator is responsible for producing parts to a specified drawing and reporting production time to the related work ...
Stitcher Operator/Saddle Stitcher Operator
Nov 21
Van Nuys, CA, USA
Digital Room
Our Van Nuys location is currently looking for a 2nd Shift Experienced Stitcher Operator . Shift M ... Cut binder boards to specified dimensions, using board shears, hand cutters, or cutting machines
Laser/Press Brake Machine Operator First Shift
Nov 25
Appleton, WI, USA
Qualified Staffing
Will also set up and operate a manual brake and shear. Work with the CAD dept if a print needs clarification. Help schedule maintenance for the machines, troubleshoot minor issues and make sure the ...

The average pay for a Shear Operator is $36,592 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Shear Operator is between $27,808 and $43,815. 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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Sep 21
Beaverton, OR, USA
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Operating machinery including press brakes and shears * Operating forklifts from time to time * Using a variety of power and hand tools (drills, nail guns, etc.) Machine Operator Requirements
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