Salary for Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

Also known as:  Tool Grinder, Tool Grinding Machine Operator, Tool Sharpener, Tool Straightener

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Tool grinders, filers and sharpeners perform sharpening, polishing, grinding and precision smoothing procedures on metal objects and other tools. This job can be dangerous as it often involves the usage of sharp tools by definition of the job. A high school degree or its equivalency is often necessary to be considered for this position. Up to one year of formal on-site job training after being hired for this job is required by most employers.

A Tool Grinder, Filers, or Sharpener can earn average salaries of between $26,880 to $63,600 depending on the level of experience. will most likely receive an average wage of fourty-three thousand six hundred and seventy dollars each year.

have the highest pay levels in Connecticut, which has average pay levels of close to $70,660. People working these jobs make the most money in Manufacturing, where they can get an average job salary of $45,030.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 39.03 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners tend to make the most in the following industries:

Manufacturing
$45,030
Wholesale Trade
$39,190
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$38,190
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$33,220

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$33,220
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$38,190
Wholesale Trade
$39,190
Manufacturing
$45,030