Salary for Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Also known as:  Engine Lathe Operator, Gear Cutter, Screw Machine Operator, Screw Machine Tool Setter

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These employees install, operate, tend, and test lathe and turning machines. The purpose of this is to bore, thread, face or form metal or plastic materials. To be considered for this position, a high school diploma or GED is often a requirement. Once hired, an employer often necessitates up to a year of formal on-site job training before an employee can start work.

A Metal or Plastic Lathe or Turning Machine Tool Setter/Operator usually receives average salaries of somewhere between 24000 - 36000 based on tenure level. Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic will usually earn a compensation of Thirty Five Thousand Nine Hundred dollars annually.

Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic receive the best pay in North Dakota, where they get average compensation of just about $44720. They have the highest pay levels in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they receive an average job salary of $38630.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 11.31 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries
Other Services (except Public Administration) $38,630
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $37,890
Manufacturing $35,890
Wholesale Trade $31,680
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $29,390
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $29,390
Wholesale Trade $31,680
Manufacturing $35,890
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $37,890
Other Services (except Public Administration) $38,630
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