How much does a Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator make in the United States? The average Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator salary in the United States is $38,047 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $33,660 and $45,036. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator Salary $29,666 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator Salary $33,660 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator Salary $38,047 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator Salary $45,036 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator Salary $51,400 US May 28, 2024
25% $33,660 10% $29,666 90% $51,400 75% $45,036 $38,047 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator

Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator sets-up and operates a buffing and polishing machine. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent and 0-2 years of experience. Being a Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Additionally, Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor/manager. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator, the first career path typically progresses to Extrusion Operator, Sr..

The second career path typically starts with an Injection Molding Machine Operator II position, and then progresses to Injection Molding Machine Operator III.

The third career path typically starts with a Machine Operator II position, and then progresses to Machine Operator Supervisor.

Additionally, the fourth career path typically starts with a Machinist II position, and then progresses to Machine Shop Production Supervisor I.

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Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator, the highest Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator salary is in Miami, FL, where the Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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