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Working as a Press Break Operator

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a press break operator. For example, did you know that they make an average of $15.6 an hour? That's $32,438 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow -8% and produce -83,800 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Press Break Operator Do

There are certain skills that many press break operators have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed computer skills, dexterity and mechanical skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a press break operator, we found that a lot of resumes listed 22.1% of press break operators included form parts, while 13.0% of resumes included cnc, and 7.3% of resumes included inspect parts. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

How To Become a Press Break Operator

If you're interested in becoming a press break operator, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 3.7% of press break operators have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 0.4% of press break operators have master's degrees. Even though some press break operators have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a press break operator. When we researched the most common majors for a press break operator, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on press break operator resumes include diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a press break operator. In fact, many press break operator jobs require experience in a role such as machine operator. Meanwhile, many press break operators also have previous career experience in roles such as welder or forklift operator.

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Average Salary$32,438
Job Growth Rate-8%

Press Break Operator Career Paths

Top Careers Before Press Break Operator

Welder
9.1 %

Top Careers After Press Break Operator

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Average Salary for a Press Break Operator

Press Break Operators in America make an average salary of $32,438 per year or $16 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $38,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $27,000 per year.
Average Salary
$32,438

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
1St.-Break Press Operator
1St.-Break Press Operator
Workbox Staffing
Workbox Staffing
01/28/2021
01/28/2021
$29,21801/28/2021
$29,218
Break Press Operator
Break Press Operator
Kelly Services
Kelly Services
01/15/2021
01/15/2021
$41,74001/15/2021
$41,740
Press Break Operator-2Nd & 3Rd Shifts
Press Break Operator-2Nd & 3Rd Shifts
Manpowergroup
Manpowergroup
11/24/2020
11/24/2020
$30,26211/24/2020
$30,262
Press Break Operator
Press Break Operator
Affinity Personnel Solutions
Affinity Personnel Solutions
11/10/2020
11/10/2020
$22,95711/10/2020
$22,957
Break Press OP/2Nd Shift
Break Press OP/2Nd Shift
Adecco Staffing
Adecco Staffing
10/23/2020
10/23/2020
$35,47910/23/2020
$35,479

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Press Break Operator Demographics

Gender

male

83.5 %

female

12.3 %

unknown

4.2 %

Ethnicity

White

68.0 %

Hispanic or Latino

15.0 %

Black or African American

10.7 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

100.0 %
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Press Break Operator Education

Degrees

High School Diploma

63.7 %

Associate

12.8 %

Certificate

11.0 %
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Top Skills For a Press Break Operator

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 22.1% of press break operators listed form parts on their resume, but soft skills such as computer skills and dexterity are important as well.

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Top Press Break Operator Employers

1. ManpowerGroup
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$31,683
Press Break Operators Hired: 
6+
2. Great Dane
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$34,488
Press Break Operators Hired: 
5+
3. Goodman Manufacturing
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$32,442
Press Break Operators Hired: 
4+
4. Trane
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$32,111
Press Break Operators Hired: 
4+
5. Altec
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$32,582
Press Break Operators Hired: 
4+
6. Hytrol
3.7
Avg. Salary: 
$31,666
Press Break Operators Hired: 
4+

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Updated October 2, 2020