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Injection Molding Technician Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Injection Molding Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $17.23 per hour nationwide. Job satisfaction for Injection Molding Technicians is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,908 - $60,678
(Median)
$26K
$45K
$61K
MEDIAN: $45,000
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90%

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$11.79 - $22.68
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,908 - $60,678  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,386  
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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$27,002 - $53,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $22.68  
   
Overtime
$15.97 - $32.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,386  
   
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).
)
$27,002 - $53,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 275
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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 only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Plastic Molding, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in 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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $32K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $37K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $44K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $49K.

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 27%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$38,000



Skills That Affect Injection Molding Technician Salaries

Plastic Molding
up arrow 11%

National Average
$38,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 13%