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Injection Molding Technician Salary

Injection Molding Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $17.24 per hour. In the world of Injection Molding Technicians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $2K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $27K and $54K. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Work is enjoyable for Injection Molding Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,908 - $60,000
(Median)
$26K
$40K
$60K
MEDIAN: $39,602
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$11.98 - $22.98
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$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,908 - $60,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,904  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,976 - $54,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.98 - $22.98  
   
Overtime
$16.38 - $33.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,904  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,976 - $54,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 305

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Job Description for Injection Molding Technician

Injection molding technician positions are found in companies that deal with product packaging and similar items; this can include everything from companies that deal specifically with plastics to various manufacturers that need to accomplish related tasks in-house. The injection molding technician's duties include setting up molds and troubleshooting existing molds, which often requires specialized knowledge of specific tools and equipment. Troubleshooting tasks might include dealing with faulty equipment, human error, and preventing defects from occurring.

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Injection Molding Technician Tasks

  • Ensure injection molding machines and connected automated systems are set to regulation parameters, quality standards, and meet all production goals.
  • Set-up machines, read blueprints, and measure product with calipers.
  • Design, form, clean, smooth, and position molds and cores.
  • Troubleshoot molding machines and equipment.

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Popular Skills for Injection Molding Technician


Injection Molding Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Plastic Molding, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Injection Molding Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $32K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $39K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $43K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $48K.

Injection Molding Technician Reviews

What is it like working as an Injection Molding Technician?

Injection Molding Technician in United States:
"Working With Plastic Injection Molding Is Great."
Pros: There is always something new to learn. Plastic technology is changing all the time.
Cons: The smoke from the plastic purges.

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Experience Affects Injection Molding Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 12%


National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Injection Molding Technician Salaries

Plastic Molding
up arrow 12%

National Average
$39,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 11%
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