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

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

Tool Grinders, Filers And Sharpeners

Tool Grinders, Filers And Sharpeners perform precision smoothing, sharpening, polishing, or grinding of metal objects.

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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
$43670 per year
Hourly wage
$21 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$26,880 to $33,430 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $16 per hour

Entry-level Tool Grinders, Filers and Sharpeners with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $26,880 to $33,430 per year or $13 to $16 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 Tool Grinders, Filers and Sharpeners 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 $63,600
Senior (Top 25%) $25 $52,530
Middle (Mid 50%) $20 $41,060
Junior (Bottom 25%) $16 $33,430
No experience (Bottom 10%) $13 $26,880

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CT $34 $70,660
MD $33 $68,210
WA $30 $63,160
NH $26 $54,450
OR $24 $49,120
MA $23 $48,040
IA $22 $45,800
MN $22 $44,820
IN $22 $44,740
IL $21 $44,470

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Tool Grinder, Filer and Sharpener 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 CNC Grinding Technicians are in the states of CT, MD, WA, NH and OR.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $72640 $34.93
Building Material and Supplies Dealers $49600 $23.85
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing $48940 $23.53
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing $48870 $23.50
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing $48350 $23.24
Machinery Manufacturing $48300 $23.22
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing $45420 $21.84
Sawmills and Wood Preservation $45230 $21.74
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing $44130 $21.22
Other Wood Product Manufacturing $44080 $21.19
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing $42510 $20.44
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $42500 $20.43
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $41410 $19.91
Nonferrous Metal Production and Processing $40700 $19.57
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel $40120 $19.29
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance $39800 $19.14
Foundries $39620 $19.05
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $38710 $18.61
Plastics Product Manufacturing $36030 $17.32
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance $36010 $17.31
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $34880 $16.77
Employment Services $32950 $15.84
Animal Slaughtering and Processing $32440 $15.60
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