Salary for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Also known as:  Metal Milling Machine Operator, Metal Rotary Head Milling Machine Setup Operator, Plastic Thread Milling Machine Setup Operator

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The primary responsibility of this worker is to install, operate, tend, and test milling and planing machines in order to groove, plane, shape or profile plastic or metal work pieces. Vocational training or an associate's degree is normally necessary to be considered for this position. Once hired, an employer usually requires up to two years of formal on-site job training before an employee can start work.

A Metal or Plastic Milling or Planing Machine Setter/Operator usually receives average salaries ranging from 24000 and 36000 depending on the level of education. Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic can expect salaries of Thirty Seven Thousand Six Hundred dollars per year.

Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic are paid at the highest average level in Oregon, where they receive average compensation of approximating $51550. People with these jobs receive the highest salary in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they earn compensation, on average, of $39500.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 18.97 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $39,500
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $38,220
Manufacturing $37,580
Construction $35,250
Wholesale Trade $31,140
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Wholesale Trade $31,140
Construction $35,250
Manufacturing $37,580
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $38,220
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $39,500
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