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 $17.11 per hour nationwide. Total cash compensation to Injection Molding Technicians approaches anywhere from $27K on the lower end to $54K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $2K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$26,425 - $60,402

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$12.15 - $22.90

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$26,425 - $60,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,787  
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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$26,880 - $54,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $22.90  
   
Overtime
$16.57 - $33.19  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,787  
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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$26,880 - $54,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 330
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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 results show that 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. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. 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 $39K. For Injection Molding Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $43K. Injection Molding Technicians who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $49K.

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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

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 13%


National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Injection Molding Technician Salaries

Plastic Molding
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$38,000

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 11%
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