General Machine Operator

General Machine Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$25,000
$21,000
Min 10%
$25,000
Median 50%
$31,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Chemtrusion
Highest Paying City
Chicago, IL
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
2.7 years
How much does a general machine operator make?
The national average salary for a General Machine Operator in the United States is $25,844 per year or $12.43 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $31,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $21,000 per year. Professional companies and Utilities companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, and Minnesota have the highest paying General Machine Operator jobs. The typical tenure for a General Machine Operator is 2.7 years.

Average General Machine Operator Salary By Location

Across America, General Machine Operators make on average $25,844 annually or $12.43 hourly. Working in Chicago, IL as a General Machine Operator will pay you the highest wages at around $27,259 per year. The average starting salary in Chicago, IL for General Machine Operators is $22,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported General Machine Operator salaries are Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, and Minnesota. Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Alabama have the lowest General Machine Operator salaries.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
1
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$27,259
$27,259
2
2
Muskegon, MI
Muskegon, MI
$26,879
$26,879
3
3
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland, OH
$26,246
$26,246
4
4
Davenport, IA
Davenport, IA
$25,815
$25,815
5
5
Watertown, NY
Watertown, NY
$25,676
$25,676

Map of General Machine Operator Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where General Machine Operators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average General Machine Operator Salary By Company

There is good job security in General Machine Operator positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Professional companies and Utilities companies have the most job opportunities for General Machine Operators. Chemtrusion and OSI Group are the highest paying companies. Companies like II-VI and Builders FirstSource also pay high salaries to their General Machine Operators.

Average General Machine Operator Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a General Machine Operator works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Construction companies, Automotive companies, and Retail companies tend to have the highest salaries for General Machine Operators. Construction companies pay their General Machine Operators the highest wages, averaging $27,609 per year. Automotive companies and Retail companies pay well too, at $26,766 and $25,944, respectively. The types of companies that pay General Machine Operators the least are in the Professional industry, where the average annual salary is $24,533.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
1
Construction
Construction
$27,609
$27,609
2
2
Automotive
Automotive
$26,766
$26,766
3
3
Retail
Retail
$25,944
$25,944
4
4
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$25,576
$25,576
5
5
Professional
Professional
$24,533
$24,533

General Machine Operator Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added General Machine Operator Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Chemtrusion
General Machine Operator
03/10/2020
$36,001
Spherion
General Labor/Machine Operator Helper
03/03/2020
$29,218
Manpowergroup
General Laborer/Machine Operator
02/22/2020
$25,044
EG Workforce Solutions
General Machine Operator
01/31/2020
$26,088
Luttrell Staffing Group
General Machine Operator
01/27/2020
$22,957
Manpowergroup
General Machine Operator
01/24/2020
$34,999
Tristaff Group
General Machine Operator
01/15/2020
$27,131
General Machine Operator
01/14/2020
$22,957
Manpowergroup
General Machine Operator
01/09/2020
$25,044
Luttrell Staffing Group
General Machine Operator
12/18/2019
$22,957
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