Machine Operator I Salary in the United States

How much does a Machine Operator I make in the United States? The average Machine Operator I salary in the United States is $33,147 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $29,153 and $38,496. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

Machine Operator I sets up and operates a production machine in accordance with established procedures and guidelines. Uses computer-controlled equipment to select, position and secure automatic or semi-automatic machines. Being a Machine Operator I controls and adjusts machine settings to complete simple tasks accurately, according to specifications, and in a timely fashion. May require a high school diploma or its equivalent. Additionally, Machine Operator I typically reports to a supervisor/manager. The Machine Operator I works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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33682
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  1. This Job:

    Machine Operator I

    0 - 1 years experience
    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

  2. Up a level:

    Machine Operator II

    1 - 3 years experience
    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

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