Injection Molding Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Injection Molding Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $17.30 per hour. Total cash compensation to Injection Molding Technicians approaches anywhere from $27K on the lower end to $55K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $2K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Injection Molding Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,032 - $64,783
(Median)
$27K
$48K
$65K
MEDIAN: $47,858
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$12.25 - $23.21
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,032 - $64,783  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
Profit Sharing
$129.19 - $5,152  
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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$27,094 - $55,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.25 - $23.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$16.81 - $34.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$129.19 - $5,152  
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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$27,094 - $55,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 421
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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


Typical Injection Molding Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Plastics Process Engineering, Plastic Molding, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. 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. 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 $40K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $45K in this role. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $49K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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

Plastics Process Engineering
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Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$39,000

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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