How Much Do Adhesive Bonding Operators Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators And Tenders

Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators And Tenders operate or tend bonding machines that use adhesives to join items for further processing or to form a completed product. Processes include joining veneer sheets into plywood; gluing paper; or joining rubber and rubberized fabric parts, plastic, simulated leather, or other materials.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$37640 per year
Hourly wage
$18 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$25,250 to $29,410 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$12 to $14 per hour

Entry-level Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $25,250 to $29,410 per year or $12 to $14 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $25 $51,960
Senior (Top 25%) $22 $45,030
Middle (Mid 50%) $17 $36,280
Junior (Bottom 25%) $14 $29,410
No experience (Bottom 10%) $12 $25,250

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
WA $27 $55,360
OK $25 $51,060
KS $22 $45,830
LA $21 $44,480
NE $21 $42,680
IA $20 $41,830
MI $20 $40,780
VA $20 $40,600
CO $19 $40,150
OR $19 $39,930

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Adhesive Bonding Machine Operator and Tender is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like WA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at WA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Adhesive Bonding Operators are in the states of WA, OK, KS, LA and NE.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $54510 $26.21
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing $41220 $19.82
Rubber Product Manufacturing $40590 $19.51
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing $39130 $18.81
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills $37080 $17.83
Printing and Related Support Activities $36620 $17.61
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing $36220 $17.41
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $35720 $17.17
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing $35700 $17.16
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $35380 $17.01
Plastics Product Manufacturing $34630 $16.65
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing $33950 $16.32
Other Wood Product Manufacturing $33730 $16.22
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing $33700 $16.20
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing $33440 $16.08
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $32820 $15.78
Machinery Manufacturing $31800 $15.29
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing $31800 $15.29
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing $31550 $15.17
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing $30240 $14.54
Employment Services $29690 $14.28
Footwear Manufacturing $28570 $13.74
Other Support Services $25010 $12.03

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