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 can receive an average pay level of between $28,270 to $64,150 depending on tenure and industry expertise. usually receive average salaries of fourty-four thousand nine hundred and twenty dollars yearly.

obtain the most salary in Connecticut, where they receive compensation, on average, of about $59,480. Employees with these job titles can obtain the highest salaries in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they earn pay of $53,400.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 42.47 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$53,400
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$47,560
Manufacturing
$46,090
Construction
$40,650
Wholesale Trade
$40,400
Retail Trade
$36,850

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$34,270
Retail Trade
$36,850
Wholesale Trade
$40,400
Construction
$40,650
Manufacturing
$46,090
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$47,560