Salary for Machine Feeders and Offbearers

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Also known as:  Brick Offbearer, Chain Offbearer, Chopper Feeder, Doffer, Dryer Feeder, Hopper Feeder, Hopper Filler, Line Feeder, Offbearer, Packing Machine Can Feeder helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Machine feeders and Offbearers feed materials into or remove materials from machines that are either automatic or watched by other workers. This occupation can be dangerous as employees are constantly putting their hands very close to the sharp parts of machinery. To qualify for this position, a high school diploma is usually required. Before beginning official work, up to a year of job training may be required before official work can begin.

A Machine Feeder or Offbearer gets an average compensation that can range from $24,020 to $48,570 based on education and experience. will most likely earn wages of thirty-four thousand four hundred and seventy dollars yearly.

have the highest salaries in Illinois, where they receive pay levels, on average, of just about $44,760. People with this job title are paid most highly in Construction, which has an average salary rate of $42,410.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 46.49 percent nationwide in that time.


Machine Feeders and Offbearers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Retail Trade
Public Administration
Transportation and Warehousing
Wholesale Trade

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Management of Companies and Enterprises
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