How Much Do Hand Polishing Workers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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

Hand Grinding And Polishing Workers

Hand Grinding And Polishing Workers grind, sand, or polish, using hand tools or hand-held power tools, a variety of metal, wood, stone, clay, plastic, or glass objects. Includes chippers, buffers, and finishers.

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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
$34380 per year
Hourly wage
$17 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$23,360 to $27,170 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$11 to $13 per hour

Entry-level Hand Grinding and Polishing Workers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $23,360 to $27,170 per year or $11 to $13 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 Hand Grinding and Polishing Workers 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%) $24 $49,770
Senior (Top 25%) $19 $39,310
Middle (Mid 50%) $15 $31,750
Junior (Bottom 25%) $13 $27,170
No experience (Bottom 10%) $11 $23,360

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CT $22 $45,110
ME $22 $45,110
NY $21 $42,950
MA $19 $40,270
RI $18 $38,440
MD $18 $38,210
CO $18 $38,060
OR $18 $37,920
NJ $18 $37,710
WA $18 $37,230

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Hand Grinding and Polishing Worker is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CT doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CT might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Hand Polishing Workers are in the states of CT, ME, NY, MA and RI.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance $48910 $23.51
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing $45620 $21.93
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors $43000 $20.68
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $42400 $20.39
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $41890 $20.14
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $40030 $19.25
Building Finishing Contractors $39710 $19.09
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $39710 $19.09
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores $39600 $19.04
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing $39580 $19.03
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $38920 $18.71
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing $38860 $18.68
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance $38670 $18.59
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing $38240 $18.39
Ship and Boat Building $37730 $18.14
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing $37500 $18.03
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing $36950 $17.77
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $36950 $17.77
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing $36750 $17.67
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $36730 $17.66
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing $36220 $17.41
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing $36150 $17.38
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing $35700 $17.16
Machinery Manufacturing $35160 $16.90
Nonferrous Metal Production and Processing $35000 $16.83
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities $34880 $16.77
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing $34210 $16.45
Foundries $33810 $16.26
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel $33230 $15.97
Automotive Repair and Maintenance $32830 $15.78

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