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Injection Molding Technician Salary

Male Injection Molding Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $17.15 per hour in the United States. Most Injection Molding Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,908 - $60,000
(Median)
$26K
$40K
$60K
MEDIAN: $39,602
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90%

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$11.88 - $22.90
(Median)
$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
$566 - $2,050  
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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$26,844 - $54,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $22.90  
   
Overtime
$16.32 - $33.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
   
Profit Sharing
$566 - $2,050  
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).
)
$26,844 - $54,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 288

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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


Professional skills reported by Injection Molding Technicians are few in number. Most notably, skills in Plastic Molding, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Injection Molding Technician

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


For many Injection Molding Technicians, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $33K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $39K. On average, Injection Molding Technicians make $43K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $50K.

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 29%

Experienced
up arrow 12%


National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Injection Molding Technician Salaries

Plastic Molding
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$39,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 11%