Salary for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Also known as:  Bore Mill Operator for Plastic, Boring Mill Operator for Metal, Drill Press Operator for Metal, Horizontal Boring Mill Operator for Metal, Radial Drill Operator for Plastic, Radial Drill Press Operator for Plastic, Reaming Machine Operator for Plastic

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These workers install, operate, tend, and test drilling machines. These machines drill, ream, bore and mill plastic and metal work pieces. To be considered for this position, completion of trade schooling or its equivalency is usually necessary. Once hired, an employer usually requires one to two years of formal on-site job training before an employee can start work.

A Metal or Plastic Drilling or Boring Machine Tool Setter/Operator gets a salary of between $27,300 and $63,320 depending on education and experience. can earn an average compensation of fourty-two thousand eight hundred dollars every year.

can get the best pay in Oregon, where they get an average salary rate of just about $52,490. Employees who work in this career are compensated highest in Wholesale Trade, where they can receive wages of $58,210.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 39.71 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries:

Wholesale Trade
$58,210
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$51,910
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$47,320
Construction
$44,790
Manufacturing
$42,080
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$38,460

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$38,460
Manufacturing
$42,080
Construction
$44,790
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$47,320
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$51,910
Wholesale Trade
$58,210