Salary for Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

Also known as:  Tool Grinder, Tool Grinding Machine Operator, Tool Sharpener, Tool Straightener

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Tool grinders, filers and sharpeners perform sharpening, polishing, grinding and precision smoothing procedures on metal objects and other tools. This job can be dangerous as it often involves the usage of sharp tools by definition of the job. A high school degree or its equivalency is often necessary to be considered for this position. Up to one year of formal on-site job training after being hired for this job is required by most employers.

A Tool Grinder, Filers, or Sharpener receives a salary between 24000 and 36000 depending on seniority levels. Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners can get an average compensation of Thirty Five Thousand Seven Hundred dollars per year.

Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners can get the highest pay in Washington, where they get salary pay of just about $49310. This group of people can get the highest pay in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they earn compensation, on average, of $36440.

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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 13.44 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners tend to make the most in the following industries
Manufacturing $36,440
Other Services (except Public Administration) $31,240
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $31,020
Wholesale Trade $30,660
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Wholesale Trade $30,660
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $31,020
Other Services (except Public Administration) $31,240
Manufacturing $36,440
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