MACHINE OPERATOR SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$28,000
$22,000
Min 10%
$28,000
Median 50%
$36,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Kroger
Highest Paying City
Portland, OR
Highest Paying State
Oregon
Average Experience Level
3.1 years
How much does a machine operator make?
The national average salary for a Machine Operator in the United States is $28,712 per year or $13.8 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $36,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $22,000 per year. Most Machine Operator jobs are in Professional companies and Retail companies. The best states for high paying Machine Operator jobs are Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Hawaii. The typical employment in the position spans 3.1 years.

Average Machine Operator Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Machine Operator makes. Professional companies and Retail companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Companies like Kroger or Oberg Industries will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like Rheem Manufacturing and McNICHOLS also report very competitive wages for Machine Operators.

Average Machine Operator Salary By Location

Across America, Machine Operators make on average $28,712 annually or $13.8 hourly. Portland, OR reports the highest annual salary for Machine Operators at 36,939. Even an entry-level Machine Operator makes $25,000 per year in Portland, OR. The top 5 states with the highest reported Machine Operator salaries are Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Hawaii. Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, and South Carolina have the lowest reported salaries for Machine Operators.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Portland, OR
$36,939
2
Auburn, WA
$35,988
3
Los Angeles, CA
$31,002
4
Denver, CO
$30,123
5
Fargo, ND
$30,099

Average Machine Operator Salary By Industry

Wages for Machine Operators can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Construction companies, Automotive companies, and Professional companies pay higher-than-average wages for Machine Operators. Construction companies pay Machine Operators an average salary of $29,254, Automotive companies pay $28,751, and Professional companys come in at $28,728. The average salary for Machine Operators in the Retail industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $28,683.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Construction
$29,254
2
Automotive
$28,751
3
Professional
$28,728
4
Manufacturing
$28,724
5
Hospitality
$28,694

RECENTLY ADDED Machine Operator SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Encore Wire
Machine Operator
10/31/2019
$27,131
All1 Staffing
Machine Operator
10/31/2019
$27,131
Myjobhelper
Machine Operator
Portland, OR
10/31/2019
$32,349
Diamond Crystal Brands
Machine Operator
10/31/2019
$37,566
Terra Staffing Group
Machine Operator
10/31/2019
$31,472
Myjobhelper
Machine Operator
10/31/2019
$29,218
Mr
Machine Operator
Birmingham, AL
10/31/2019
$26,088
Adecco
Machine Operator
10/31/2019
$27,131
Mailing Services of Pittsburgh
Machine Operator
10/31/2019
$22,957
Hirelevel
Machine Operator
10/31/2019
$29,218
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