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Metal Forming Machine Operator - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Metal Forming Machine Operator"

How much does a Metal Forming Machine Operator in the federal government get paid? $60,989.85* *Based on the 2021 average.

Metal Forming Machine Operator was the 293rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 292 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2021, the U.S. Mint hired the most employees titled Metal Forming Machine Operating, with an average salary of $60,828.

Government Metal Forming Machine Operating jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Metal Forming Machine Operating job is FWS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-10. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard covers nonsupervisory work involved in setting up, adjusting, and operating metal forming machines such as sheet metal rolls, brakes, shears, hydraulic or mechanical presses, band saws, blanking presses, punch presses, cut-off saws, flank machines, combination beading machines, planishing machines, shrinking machines, nibblers, power riveters, turret punches, metal stitching machine, drop hammers, and rivet making machines that cut, punch, stamp, draw, shape, and roll cold metal sheets, strips, or wire into desired shapes or contours. The work includes removing and installing dies, punches, and other accessories; aligning the mating parts, allowing for clearances; replacing worn or damaged parts; feeding the sheet metal into the machines; and manipulating the controls to perform the operations required to form sheet metal parts such as for the skin and frame of aircraft, and proof and finished coins, through extrusion and/or other methods.

Agencies that have hired a Metal Forming Machine Operator

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
U.S. Mint 290 $60,827.55
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $84,523.50

Metal Forming Machine Operator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Metal Forming Machine Operator is $60,989.85. The highest paid Metal Forming Machine Operator made $96,973 in 2021.

Common Metal Forming Machine Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Metal Forming Machine Operating Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 274
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 13
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 5

Starting Paygrade: $9.70 to $24.53 / hour at paygrade FWS-6
Maximum Paygrade: $11.60 to $32.52 / hour at paygrade FWS-10
Occupation Family: METAL WORK FAMILY

Other Jobs at the FWS-6 Paygrade

FWS-6 is the starting paygrade for Metal Forming Machine Operating jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Wood WorkingFWS-5FWS-8
Sewing Machine OperatingFWS-3FWS-6
Railroad RepairingFWS-5FWS-8
Cemetery CaretakingFWS-2FWS-6
Mobile Equipment ServicingFWS-1FWS-6

Average Metal Forming Machine Operating Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Metal Forming Machine Operator was $44,642. Since then, the average pay has increased to $60,990 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 3869.

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