Injection Molding Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Injection Molding Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $17.14 per hour. Cash earnings for Injection Molding Technicians — including $2K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $27K to $54K depending on individual performance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,182 - $56,257
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$26K
$41K
$56K
MEDIAN: $40,982
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$12.04 - $22.96
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,182 - $56,257  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,787  
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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$26,669 - $54,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $22.96  
   
Overtime
$16.24 - $33.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,787  
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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$26,669 - $54,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 333
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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


Survey takers who work as 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. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Injection Molding Technician

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $32K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $40K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Injection Molding Technicians make a median salary of $43K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $48K on average.

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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 27%

Experienced
up arrow 12%


National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Injection Molding Technician Salaries

Plastic Molding
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$38,000

Microsoft Word
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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
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 11%
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