Salary for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

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Also known as:  Beveling and Edging Machine Operator, Beveller Operator, Blanchard Grinder Operator, Crusher Plant Operator, Cullet Crusher and Washer, Industrial Coffee Grinder, Marble and Granite Polisher, Mix Crusher Operator, Pulverizer Operator helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

These employees set up, tend, operate and control machines that crush or grind materials. These include coal, food, glass, grain, rubber and stone. Potential applicants for this position are usually asked to have completed their high school diploma or GED in order to be considered. After being hired, an employer usually requires up to one year of job training on-site.

A Crushing, Grinding, or Polishing Machine Setter/Operator will most likely earn wages that can range from $26,610 and $60,280 depending on tenure level. usually get a salary of fourty-one thousand two hundred and ninety dollars each year.

can get the highest pay in West Virginia, where they can get average pay scales of close to about $63,030. People working these jobs make the most money in Utilities, where they receive average pay levels of $72,510.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 44.61 percent nationwide in that time.


Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Transportation and Warehousing

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Retail Trade
Health Care and Social Assistance
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Wholesale Trade
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