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Straightening Press Operator Salary
in Charlotte, North Carolina

$34,209 (USD)

Average Salary

$16/hr

Average Hourly

$838

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 28, 2020

The average pay for a Straightening Press Operator is $34,209 a year and $16 an hour in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. The average salary range for a Straightening Press Operator is between $26,066 and $40,927. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Straightening Press Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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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Job Summary

Description:
  • Operates power press equipped with pressure blocks or dies to straighten warped or bent metal objects, such as plates, structural castings, shapes, forgings, and shafts to specified dimensions: examines workpiece to locate defects, using such devices as straightedge, deflection gauge, template, and square.
  • Positions and locks specified pressure blocks, or die, into ram of machine, or positions shims under high spots of workpiece.
  • Lifts and positions workpiece into bed of machine manually or using jib or crane.
  • Starts ram which presses out bent or high spots of workpiece.
  • Reexamines and repositions workpiece, changing shims for each pass until workpiece conforms with specifications.
  • May turn levers or handwheels to adjust depth and pressure of ram.
  • May preheat metal, using heating furnace or hand torch and clean dies between pressings, using compressed air, oil, and brush.
  • May tend machine equipped with preset dies to bend metal to specified shapes.
  • May grind rough edges from finished workpiece, using portable hand grinder.
  • May be designated according to part straightened as barrel straightener ii; crankshaft straightener; gear straightener; or according to type press operated as gag-press straightener.
Straightening Press Operator Job Prevalence in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Job family: Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Job family population: 383,480

Estimated population of Straightening Press Operator jobs: 1,714

Rate of error: 0.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
$39,658
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: Charlotte is the most populous city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Located in the Piedmont, it is the county seat of Mecklenburg County. In 2018, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population was 872,498, making it the 16th-most populous city in the United States. The Charlotte metropolitan area's population ranks 23rd in the U.S., and had a population of 2,569,213, in 2018. The Charlotte metropolitan area is part of a sixteen-county market region or combined statistical area with a 2018 census-estimated population of 2,728,933.Between 2004 and 2014, Charlotte was ranked as the country's fastest-growing...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Straightening Press Operator is $34,209 a year and $16 an hour in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. The average salary range for a Straightening Press Operator is between $26,066 and $40,927. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Straightening Press Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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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