Machine Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$27,000
$21,000
Min 10%
$27,000
Median 50%
$35,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Unilever
Highest Paying City
Chaska, MN
Highest Paying State
Kentucky
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 $27,695 per year or $13.31 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $35,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $21,000 per year. Most Machine Operator jobs are in Professional companies and Manufacturing companies. The best states for high paying Machine Operator jobs are Kentucky, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. The typical employment in the position spans 3.1 years.

Average Machine Operator Salary By Location

Machine Operators in the US makes an average salary of $27,695 per year or $13.31 per hour. Chaska, MN reports the highest annual salary for Machine Operators at 30,363. The Chaska, MN average entry-level salary for Machine Operators is $23,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Machine Operator salaries are Kentucky, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. Texas, Arizona, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Florida are the lowest earners.

Map of Machine Operator Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Machine Operator Salary By Company

Machine Operators report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Professional companies and Manufacturing companies have the most job opportunities for Machine Operators. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Machine Operators are Unilever and Sonoco. Companies like General Electric and Pactiv also report very competitive wages for Machine Operators.
Company
Average Salary
$34,790
$35k
$34,764
$35k
$34,653
$35k
$34,607
$35k
$34,570
$35k

Average Machine Operator Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Machine Operator works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Manufacturing companies, Retail companies, and Automotive companies tend to have the highest salaries for Machine Operators. Salaries for Machine Operators in Manufacturing companies average $28,312 annually, while Retail companies and Automotive companies pay $27,524 and $27,093, respectively. At $25,396, the average salary for Machine Operators in the Professional industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$28,312
$28k
Retail
Retail
$27,524
$28k
Automotive
Automotive
$27,093
$27k
Technology
Technology
$25,777
$26k
Professional
Professional
$25,396
$25k

Machine Operator Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Machine Operator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Machine Operator can range from $16,460 to $37,175 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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