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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. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and a fair portion earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Injection Molding Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Injection Molding Technician Salary (?
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$27,168 - $61,118
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MEDIAN: $50,374
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Injection Molding Technician Salary (?
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$11.60 - $22.89
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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  
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  
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

Survey takers who work as Injection Molding Technicians typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Plastic Molding, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word. 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.
Injection Molding Technicians who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. 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 $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Injection Molding Technicians make a median salary of $45K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $49K. 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.

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 25%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
National Average
$39,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Injection Molding Technician Salaries

Plastic Molding
up arrow 10%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%
National Average
$39,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

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%