Injection Molding Technician Salary (United States)

Very much a male dominated career in the United States, Injection Molding Technicians earn an average of $17.29 per hour. Pay ranges from $11.60 per hour on the low end to $22.89 on the higher side. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; most receive both medical and dental insurance and about half get vision plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Injection Molding Technician Salary (?
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$27,168 - $61,118
(Median)
27K
34K
50K
61K
MEDIAN: $50,374
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Injection Molding Technician Salary (?
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$11.60 - $22.89
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,168 - $61,118  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,424  
Profit Sharing
$134.29 - $2,457  
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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$27,525 - $53,749  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.60 - $22.89  
   
Overtime
$15.82 - $32.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,424  
   
Profit Sharing
$134.29 - $2,457  
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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$27,525 - $53,749  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 260
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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Plastic Molding and Microsoft Office are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 10 percent and 5 percent respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word. Most people familiar with 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.
Injection Molding Technicians with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $33K; however, pay rises to approximately $38K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $45K after 10 to 20 years. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Injection Molding Technicians encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $49K annually. The majority of Injection Molding Technicians have only one to 10 years of practice in the field. Workers with 10 to 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with more than 20 years under their belt.

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Experience Affects Injection Molding Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
National Average
$39,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Injection Molding Technician Salaries

Plastic Molding
up arrow 10%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%
National Average
$39,000
Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 14%
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