Male Injection Molding Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $17.58 per hour in the United States. Cash earnings for Injection Molding Technicians — which occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $27K to approximately $55K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Injection Molding Technicians are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,774 - $66,939
(Median)
$30K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,002
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$12.58 - $23.90
(Median)
$13
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,774 - $66,939  
   
Bonus
$305.21 - $4,086  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $6,000  
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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$27,181 - $55,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.58 - $23.90  
   
Overtime
$17.48 - $35.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$305.21 - $4,086  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $6,000  
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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$27,181 - $55,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 408
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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.

Common Career Paths for Injection Molding Technician


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Injection Molding Technicians might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Manufacturing Production Supervisor, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $51K per year.

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Popular Skills for Injection Molding Technician


Injection Molding Technicians report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Robotics, Plastics Process Engineering, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 8 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Injection Molding Technician

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Injection Molding Technicians. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $33K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $41K. Injection Molding Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $45K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $50K 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




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Injection Molding Technician Salaries

Robotics
up arrow 24%

Plastics Process Engineering
up arrow 8%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Plastic Molding
up arrow 1%

Process Improvement
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$39,000

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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