Salary for Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Also known as:  Dog Food Shredder Operator, Glass Cutting Machine Operator, Insulation Cutter, Paper Cutter, Paper Slitter, Rubber Trimmer, Shearing Machine Tender, Trimming Operator

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These workers install, maintain, repair and operate machines that cut and slice items such as paper, cork, glass, stone, food and other related materials. There is a high risk for injury as workers are frequently dealing with sharp edges and other cutting tools. Completion of a high school degree or its equivalency is usually necessary to be considered for this job. An employer will then usually require up to a year of formal on-site job training before an employee can start work.

A Cutting or Slicing Machine Setter, Operator, or Tender gets an average compensation that can range from $26,230 and $52,650 depending on education and experience. can get an average compensation of thirty-eight thousand two hundred and twenty dollars on a yearly basis.

make the highest salary in Rhode Island, which has an average salary rate of close to about $54,150. Employees who work in this career are compensated highest in Transportation and Warehousing, where they receive average wages of $41,830.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 36.55 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries:

Transportation and Warehousing
$41,830
Construction
$40,320
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$39,240
Retail Trade
$39,180
Manufacturing
$38,390
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$37,910

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$31,470
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$34,060
Wholesale Trade
$35,760
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$37,400
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$37,910
Manufacturing
$38,390