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 a compensation in a range of $28,020 to $61,710 depending on education and experience. usually receive a pay level of of fourty-three thousand one hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

are paid at the highest average level in Oregon, where they receive pay levels, on average, of just about $52,000. People in this job function can make the highest salaries in Construction, where they can earn job pay of $50,280.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 33.92 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

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

Construction
$50,280
Manufacturing
$43,090
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$43,050
Wholesale Trade
$42,760
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$36,640

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$36,640
Wholesale Trade
$42,760
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$43,050
Manufacturing
$43,090
Construction
$50,280