How Much Do CNC Grinders Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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

Grinding, Lapping, Polishing And Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators And Tenders, Metal And Plastic

Grinding, Lapping, Polishing And Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators And Tenders, Metal And Plastic set up, operate, or tend grinding and related tools that remove excess material or burrs from surfaces, sharpen edges or corners, or buff, hone, or polish metal or plastic work pieces.

Salary
$38800
Becoming One
Easy
Education
No degree required
Job Satisfaction
Low
Job Growth

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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
$38800 per year
Hourly wage
$19 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$26,580 to $30,310 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $15 per hour

Entry-level Grinding, Lapping, Polishing and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $26,580 to $30,310 per year or $13 to $15 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.


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Salary rank

Salary rank
D

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Grinding, Lapping, Polishing and Buffing Machine Tool 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.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $26 $54,790
Senior (Top 25%) $22 $45,820
Middle (Mid 50%) $18 $36,880
Junior (Bottom 25%) $15 $30,310
No experience (Bottom 10%) $13 $26,580

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
OR $23 $48,080
CT $23 $47,640
LA $22 $46,780
MS $22 $46,020
SC $21 $43,950
ME $20 $42,270
MA $20 $41,770
MD $20 $40,930
MN $20 $40,600
NC $19 $40,500

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Grinding, Lapping, Polishing and Buffing Machine Tool Setter, Operator and Tender, Metal and Plastic is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like OR doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at OR might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid CNC Grinders are in the states of OR, CT, LA, MS and SC.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance $47060 $22.63
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel $44340 $21.32
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing $44050 $21.18
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing $43770 $21.04
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing $43740 $21.03
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $43240 $20.79
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $42820 $20.59
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing $42580 $20.47
Support Activities for Air Transportation $42480 $20.42
Nonferrous Metal Production and Processing $41740 $20.07
Ship and Boat Building $41160 $19.79
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing $40400 $19.42
Machinery Manufacturing $39900 $19.18
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $39510 $19.00
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing $39430 $18.96
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing $39220 $18.86
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing $38550 $18.54
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing $38280 $18.40
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing $38180 $18.35
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing $38080 $18.31
Foundries $37840 $18.19
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities $37450 $18.01
Household Appliance Manufacturing $37450 $18.00
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $37380 $17.97
Rubber Product Manufacturing $37370 $17.96
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $36680 $17.64
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing $36490 $17.54
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing $36370 $17.49
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing $36320 $17.46
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing $36090 $17.35

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