2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Forging Machine Setters, Operators And Tenders, Metal And Plastic set up, operate, or tend forging machines to taper, shape, or form metal or plastic parts.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Forging Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $28,180 to $33,790 per year or $14 to $16 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Forging Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 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.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$30||$62,550|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$25||$52,420|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$20||$41,430|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$16||$33,790|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$14||$28,180|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Forging Machine Setter, Operator and Tender, Metal and Plastic is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Forging Machine Operators are in the states of NY, IN, OR, WI and KY.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Federal Executive Branch||$58460||$28.11|
|Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing||$56800||$27.31|
|Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing||$50160||$24.12|
|Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing||$46990||$22.59|
|Nonferrous Metal Production and Processing||$46950||$22.57|
|Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing||$45980||$22.11|
|Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing||$43830||$21.07|
|Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing||$43030||$20.69|
|Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel||$42570||$20.47|
|Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing||$42330||$20.35|
|Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing||$41950||$20.17|
|Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing||$41790||$20.09|
|Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing||$41430||$19.92|
|Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing||$39800||$19.13|
|Plastics Product Manufacturing||$36120||$17.37|
|Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing||$||$*|