How much do Machine Operators earn in the United States?

Hourly Salary

$19.50

The average salary for a machine operator is $19.50

170,076 salaries reported. Updated 25 May 2022.

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How much does a Machine Operator make?

In the United States, the average pay for a machine operator as of June 2022 is approximately $19.50 per hour. That works out to be approximately $40,562 per year and $14,041 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Machine Operator salaries

DirectlyApply has seen machine operator salaries ranging from a high of $33.00 per hour to a low of $5.13 per hour, although we would estimate that the majority of machine operators currently sit between $14.00 per hour and $33.00 per hour.

To be considered a top earning machine operator you would be expected to be making in excess of $33.00 per hour, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $14.00 per hour or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.

However interestingly, the average pay range for an machine operator can vary significantly (by as much as $27.87 per hour) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.


Top employers of Machine Operators in the United States


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