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Mill Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$34,000
$27,000
$34,000
$42,000
The average mill operator makes about $34,269 per year. That's $16.48 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $27,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $42,000. Many of mill operators seem to be drawn to manufacturing and construction companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case mill operators tend to work at manufacturing, retail, and construction companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Washington, Nevada and Wyoming pay mill operators the highest salaries.
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Map of Mill Operator Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Mill Operator Salary By Location

While a mill operator can average a salary of $34,269 per year, or $16.48 per hour, there are many opportunities for mill operators to make more. For example, in Longview, WA you might make $41,899 per year. Other high-paying locations include Saint Paul, MN, Attleboro, MA and Sacramento, CA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Longview, WA where the average starting salary is $29,000. The highest paying states for mill operators include Washington, Nevada and Wyoming. Meanwhile, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Nebraska offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Longview, WA
Longview, WA
$41,899
$42k
Saint Paul, MN
Saint Paul, MN
$40,711
$41k
Attleboro, MA
Attleboro, MA
$39,946
$40k
Sacramento, CA
Sacramento, CA
$39,890
$40k
Juneau, AK
Juneau, AK
$38,438
$38k
Caldwell, ID
Caldwell, ID
$38,200
$38k
Janesville, WI
Janesville, WI
$37,860
$38k
Mesa, AZ
Mesa, AZ
$37,281
$37k
Tulsa, OK
Tulsa, OK
$36,312
$36k
Topeka, KS
Topeka, KS
$36,221
$36k

High Paying Mill Operator Jobs

Average Mill Operator Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a mill operator, being employed by a company such as Textron or Parker Hannifin would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Commercial Metals and J.R. Simplot also report highly competitive salaries for mill operators.

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Mill Operator Salary History

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    Mill Operator Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a mill operator can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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.

    Recently Added Mill Operator Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Mill Operator
    Mill Operator
    Genoa, IL
    Genoa, IL
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $40,697
    $40,697
    10/27/2020
    Mill Operator/Machinist
    Mill Operator/Machinist
    Troy, OH
    Troy, OH
    10/25/2020
    10/25/2020
    $34,957
    $34,957
    10/25/2020
    Luttrell Staffing Group
    Luttrell Staffing Group
    Large Mill Operator
    Large Mill Operator
    Large Mill Operator
    McMinnville, TN
    McMinnville, TN
    10/20/2020
    10/20/2020
    $26,088
    $26,088
    10/20/2020
    Mill Operator
    Mill Operator
    Watertown, NY
    Watertown, NY
    09/25/2020
    09/25/2020
    $34,018
    $34,018
    09/25/2020
    Cutting Operator/Mill Operator
    Cutting Operator/Mill Operator
    Troy, OH
    Troy, OH
    09/25/2020
    09/25/2020
    $34,957
    $34,957
    09/25/2020
    Mill Operator
    Mill Operator
    Olivet, IL
    Olivet, IL
    09/17/2020
    09/17/2020
    $33,392
    $33,392
    09/17/2020
    Hrpivot
    Hrpivot
    Mill Operator
    Mill Operator
    Mill Operator
    Gilbert, AZ
    Gilbert, AZ
    08/28/2020
    08/28/2020
    $37,566
    $37,566
    08/28/2020
    Cutting Operator/Mill Operator
    Cutting Operator/Mill Operator
    Troy, OH
    Troy, OH
    08/26/2020
    08/26/2020
    $34,957
    $34,957
    08/26/2020
    Cutting Operator/Mill Operator
    Cutting Operator/Mill Operator
    Troy, OH
    Troy, OH
    07/27/2020
    07/27/2020
    $34,957
    $34,957
    07/27/2020
    Mill Operator
    Mill Operator
    Millington, MD
    Millington, MD
    07/06/2020
    07/06/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    07/06/2020