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Woodworking Planer Operator Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$37,248 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Woodworking Planer Operator is $37,248 a year and $18 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Woodworking Planer Operator is between $31,199 and $44,335. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

  • Sets up and operates power-fed facer or planer machine to surface and size woodstock used in furniture production: selects and installs knives in cutterhead according to work order, using wrenches and gauges.
  • Turns handwheels to adjust table level, pressure bars, and feed rolls according to depth of cut and thickness of stock.
  • Starts planer, and positions woodstock on conveyor or inserts woodstock between feed rolls that carry woodstock through planer.
  • Inspects and feels planed woodstock to verify smoothness of cut and thickness of stock, using gauge and rule.
  • May sharpen cutters on abrasive wheel or stone.
  • May operate circular saw to remove woodstock defects, such as splits and holes, and to square ends of stock prior to processing boards through planer cut-off-saw operator.
  • May signal coworker to stop feeding stock into planer when jams occur.
Woodworking Planer Operator Job Prevalence in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States

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

Job family population: 79,650

Estimated population of Woodworking Planer Operator jobs: 2,827

Rate of error: 2.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Woodworking Planer Operator Job Listings for New York-Manhattan, New York

Woodworker Supervisor
May 15
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Empire Cabinet & Marble
... Woodworking values and principles, following the team member handbook, and supporting the company ... operating the following machinery: · Shaper · Jointer · Planer · Chop Saw · Edge Sander · ...
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