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

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

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators And Tenders

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators And Tenders set up, operate, or tend machines that cut textiles.

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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
$30890 per year
Hourly wage
$15 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$21,300 to $25,380 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$10 to $12 per hour

Entry-level Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $21,300 to $25,380 per year or $10 to $12 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Textile Cutting Machine Setters, 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%) $20 $41,520
Senior (Top 25%) $17 $36,070
Middle (Mid 50%) $14 $29,910
Junior (Bottom 25%) $12 $25,380
No experience (Bottom 10%) $10 $21,300

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
LA $19 $39,240
WA $19 $39,040
NH $17 $35,380
NJ $17 $34,700
CO $17 $34,600
IL $16 $34,300
NY $16 $34,130
ME $16 $33,970
MI $16 $33,530
PA $16 $33,490

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

According to BLS, the highest paid CNC Cutting Operators are in the states of LA, WA, NH, NJ and CO.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Rubber Product Manufacturing $35140 $16.89
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance $34700 $16.68
Ship and Boat Building $34050 $16.37
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing $33790 $16.25
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel $33330 $16.02
Printing and Related Support Activities $33100 $15.91
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing $32600 $15.67
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing $32510 $15.63
Footwear Manufacturing $31480 $15.14
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing $31340 $15.07
Fabric Mills $30960 $14.89
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers $30810 $14.81
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills $30780 $14.80
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing $30540 $14.68
Textile Furnishings Mills $30470 $14.65
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing $30470 $14.65
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $30240 $14.54
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing $30220 $14.53
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $30180 $14.51
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills $30030 $14.44
Plastics Product Manufacturing $30010 $14.43
Other Textile Product Mills $28220 $13.57
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing $27810 $13.37
Employment Services $26310 $12.65

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