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  • $10.00/$14.00

    150 20.44%
  • $14.00/$16.00

    126 17.17%
  • $16.00/$18.00

    120 16.35%
  • $18.00/$20.00

    111 15.12%
  • $20.00/$24.00

    91 12.40%
  • $24.00 and up

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    Quote Originally Posted by dertsap View Post
    what can i say without truely seeing all your talents placed in front of me ?
    This is very true. But Talent is also in the eye of the beholder.
    It also depends on what a company is looking for too.

    BTW: thanks for the kind words

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    Responsibilities: A man only has so many hours in a day to forge for food for his family, gather firewood, tote water from the river, care for his horse (transportation), patch his roof (maintain his house), mend his fences...... (more)........ provide care and love to his family and parent his children.
    Now if you ask that man to work in your shop for those hours in a day regardless of his duties (pushing a broom or programming CNC) you should be willing to compensate (wages) that man enough so his paycheck can cover those responsibilities in his absence.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bborb View Post
    Responsibilities: A man only has so many hours in a day to forge for food for his family, gather firewood, tote water from the river, care for his horse (transportation), patch his roof (maintain his house), mend his fences...... (more)........ provide care and love to his family and parent his children.
    Now if you ask that man to work in your shop for those hours in a day regardless of his duties (pushing a broom or programming CNC) you should be willing to compensate (wages) that man enough so his paycheck can cover those responsibilities in his absence.
    I have heard this many different ways but this has to be the "Absolute BEST" way to explain it.

    Hats off to you Bbord

    Cheers!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bborb View Post
    ....Now if you ask that man to work in your shop for those hours in a day regardless of his duties (pushing a broom or programming CNC) you should be willing to compensate (wages) that man enough so his paycheck can cover those responsibilities in his absence.
    As I pointed out a few posts up there are two, or more, sides to a story; and more than one point of view.

    I have never 'asked' someone to work for me. I have offered employment to many people; some accepted some did not. The compensation I have offered has never been based on what the employee thought they needed to fulfil all their responsibilities; it is based on the value of the employee to the company; and to some extent takes into account the compensation offered by other companies in my area. If my business cannot afford to pay compensation similar to or greater than other businesses then I may be offering compensation lower than other sources of employment. If someone accepts employment with me under these conditions that is their free choice. If no one accepts then I go out of business and that is my free choice.

    My responsibilities to my employees are to provide a safe workplace, treat them with dignity, pay the promised wage when due and give them due notice if I no longer can offer employment. There may be others I cannot think of at the moment but whether or not the compensation they receive while in my employ is adequate for them to cover their needs is not one of my responsibilities.

    An open mind is a virtue...so long as all the common sense has not leaked out.


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    unfortunatly in my area 'years' on a machine are mush more important than knowledge of the machine/tooling/material/prints/programming, once again i am by no means trying to state that i am a master CNC machinist, but unfortunatly i stepped up to the plate, i took on the challenge and i learned, in my employers eyes, im just a young punk kid that doesnt have the 'experience' as the machinist making twice my wage, therefore until i get the years under my belt that he has, i will not in there eyes, be worth sh!t



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    Quote Originally Posted by millbastard View Post
    ....in my employers eyes, im just a young punk kid that doesnt have the 'experience' as the machinist making twice my wage, therefore until i get the years under my belt that he has, i will not in there eyes, be worth sh!t
    At age 18 or 19 as an apprentice I was put on setting up machines for operators making three times my wages. After a few weeks I said no until they paid me at least what they were getting so they put me on Journeyman Machinist rate until the end of my apprenticeship. After that they boosted my pay to keep me until I was being paid more than the shop foreman. If you think you are worth more stick your neck out and ask for it. If they tell you to go take a hike do just that and keep doing it until you find some place willing to pay you what you think you are worth. If you never do find a place that will maybe you are not really worth it after all.

    An open mind is a virtue...so long as all the common sense has not leaked out.


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    i worked with a nightmare of a guy who didnt have a clue of anything he was doing , he challenged the test and got his ticket , the following day he came into work demanding journeymans rate , the boss looked at him and asked how did you crash the machine the other day ,oh ! by the way your fired
    lots of guys dont really feel they need to earn their wages ,

    we have the union knocking on our door , they are telling these guys that the operators deserve as much and will be payed the same as the rest of us , now a guy who stands in one spot pressing the buttons does not deal with the stress involved with being full on at a job , the production side of the company does the same thing every day while the other side deals with 1-12 off intense jobs that are high tolerance expensive and at times outright ignorant to work with , much of the time i can glance at someone and see the pressure in their bulging eyes ,
    where is the incentive for a guy to do this to himself on a daily basis if another guy can stand staring into a machine waiting for the next part to come off and is not capable of doing the crazy stuff



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    Quote Originally Posted by Geof View Post
    Not to pick on you personally because everybody is guilty of it, me included, going for the "economy ones".

    The Manufacturing jobs have not gone overseas they have been "chased" overseas by us all going for the cheapest price regardless of quality.

    That's why everything I buy for the shop says MADE IN AMERICA. Its not a price issue if you think of it as keeping each other in business. for example buy atrax end mills,hangsterfers coolant ,Kurt vises. MSC lists where a product is made literally do yourself a favor pay the extra 5.00.

    But on another note buying stuff for home or auto is not so easy and you must buy what you must buy.

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    Please dont misunderstand me. As a Production Manager I do not set the wages for the company , that is the Company President and General Managers responsibility. Additionally I stated "good" CNC machinist...Not "Exceptional"..or "Brillant"...or "Top Notch". And as a 30 yrs veteran in the trade I have worked with all the above. And in my opion no one above average should be worth less than 20.00/Hr.
    However in looking at the Poll percentages it is interesting to note how close
    all the wage windows exist. And that the lowest margin is in the UPPER wage bracket. I since this is primaraly a result of geographic location as opposed to any experience level valued result. Supply and demand can drive the winds of wages as well as the value of our properties. Unfortunately this can give some a false since of value realitive to there true value in the trade.(Either + or -)

    As stated by tobyaxis in an earlier post

    BTW: Most of the people I meet in Shops call themselves First Class Machinists, but they are nothing more than Overpaid Glorified Machine Operators, nothing more.

    Here is a Test.

    1) Go to a Mill guy and ask him to make an Arbor for an Indexing Head.

    2) Go to a Lathe guy and ask him to make a Fixture for holding an irregular shaped part that need to be Turned.

    3) Ask both to Sharpen a Drill buy hand.

    4) Ask both to make a Gear on a Bridgeport.

    5) Ask both to the other's Job for one day.

    Try these and see what results you get. Chances are you will get a puzzled look or a "That's Not My Job" answer.

    The answer you should get is NONE, they just go and do what was asked.

    That is a Machinist!!!!!!

    YAAAAAA......Well put tobyaxis
    This is the Machinist I feel is VERY difficult to find at any wage!

    But as I stated in my post earlier, I have a hard time even finding "good machinst".


    CNC machinist with good milling and turning capabilities, tooling and planning abilities coupled with inspection plate skills will bring 16.00-20.00+/Hr. But WHERE ARE THEY.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cartesian-xyz View Post
    ......CNC machinist with good milling and turning capabilities, tooling and planning abilities coupled with inspection plate skills will bring 16.00-20.00+/Hr. But WHERE ARE THEY.
    Honestly, this is abyssmal. I start people doing nothing but deburring and cutting stock on a bandsaw at 17.00; you are about half what you should be for someone with the skills you want.

    An open mind is a virtue...so long as all the common sense has not leaked out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Geof View Post
    Honestly, this is abyssmal. I start people doing nothing but deburring and cutting stock on a bandsaw at 17.00; you are about half what you should be for someone with the skills you want.
    Wow....Ouchhhh...
    Look at the Poll....71 out of 103 aproximately 70% are being paid less than
    you pay for supposable the same service!!!

    Whos the Em basal!!!!

    Again...I dont set the wage.
    However in my enviorment...The company could not afford to pay someone 17.00/Hr to saw and deburr parts. We compete on a world Market!

    Stephen, (enjoying all the feed back )



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cartesian-xyz View Post
    Wow....Ouchhhh...
    Look at the Poll....71 out of 103 aproximately 70% are being paid less than
    you pay for supposable the same service!!!

    Whos the Em basal!!!!

    Again...I dont set the wage.
    However in my enviorment...The company could not afford to pay someone 17.00/Hr to saw and deburr parts. We compete on a world Market!

    Stephen, (enjoying all the feed back )
    What kind of shop are you running, a "Sweat Shop"? Good luck in finding a Qualified Machinist at that rate of pay.

    Toby D.
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