How Much Do Rolling Machine Operators Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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

Rolling Machine Setters, Operators And Tenders, Metal And Plastic

Rolling Machine Setters, Operators And Tenders, Metal And Plastic set up, operate, or tend machines to roll steel or plastic forming bends, beads, knurls, rolls, or plate, or to flatten, temper, or reduce gauge of material.

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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
$45110 per year
Hourly wage
$22 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$29,100 to $35,050 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$14 to $17 per hour

Entry-level Rolling Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $29,100 to $35,050 per year or $14 to $17 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 Rolling 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.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $31 $63,570
Senior (Top 25%) $25 $52,910
Middle (Mid 50%) $21 $43,600
Junior (Bottom 25%) $17 $35,050
No experience (Bottom 10%) $14 $29,100

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CT $28 $57,530
SC $28 $57,530
WA $24 $50,780
OR $24 $49,850
IN $24 $49,620
LA $24 $49,320
VA $23 $47,070
OH $22 $46,700
KY $22 $46,450
MA $22 $46,060

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Rolling Machine Setter, Operator and Tender, Metal and Plastic 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 Rolling Machine Operators are in the states of CT, SC, WA, OR and IN.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Chemical Manufacturing $56810 $27.31
Rubber Product Manufacturing $55100 $26.49
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing $49090 $23.60
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing $48440 $23.29
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $48200 $23.17
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing $48110 $23.13
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $47130 $22.66
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel $46500 $22.35
Nonferrous Metal Production and Processing $46240 $22.23
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing $45060 $21.67
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing $44610 $21.45
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing $44240 $21.27
Machinery Manufacturing $43910 $21.11
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities $43250 $20.79
Support Activities for Mining $42260 $20.32
Printing and Related Support Activities $42180 $20.28
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing $42100 $20.24
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $41240 $19.83
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing $40950 $19.69
Ship and Boat Building $40850 $19.64
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $39760 $19.11
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $39420 $18.95
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction $39130 $18.81
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $38150 $18.34
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing $37840 $18.19
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing $37100 $17.84
Plastics Product Manufacturing $37100 $17.84
Utility System Construction $36740 $17.66
Foundries $36360 $17.48
Employment Services $35750 $17.19

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