Injection Molding Technician Salary

Male Injection Molding Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $17.67 per hour in the United States. In the world of Injection Molding Technicians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $27K and $55K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. For the most part, Injection Molding Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$29,361 - $65,436
$29K
$47K
$65K
MEDIAN: $46,526
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50%
90%

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$12.60 - $23.99
$13
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.67
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$0$65K
Salary $29,361 - $65,436
Bonus $297.99 - $4,102
Profit Sharing $99.67 - $9,696
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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$27,389 - $55,285
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 38
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $12.60 - $23.99
Overtime $15.21 - $35.96
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $297.99 - $4,102
Profit Sharing $99.67 - $9,696
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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$27,389 - $55,285
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 430

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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

  • Design, form, clean, smooth, and position molds and cores.
  • Troubleshoot molding machines and equipment.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Injection Molding Technician


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Advancing into a Manufacturing Production Supervisor role seems to be a popular career move for Injection Molding Technicians, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $51K per year.

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Popular Skills for Injection Molding Technician


Survey results show that Injection Molding Technicians use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Mechanical Tool Repair, Robotics, and Plastics Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 24 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Injection Molding Technician

Pay by Experience for an Injection Molding Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Injection Molding Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 222 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Injection Molding Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 121 salaries. An experienced Injection Molding Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 124 salaries. An Injection Molding Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 84 salaries.

Injection Molding Technician Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Injection Molding Technician

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Injection Molding Technician Salaries

▲24%

▲16%

▲2%

National Average
$39,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Injection Molding Technician Salaries

Mechanical Tool Repair
▲31%

Robotics
▲24%

Plastics Process Engineering
▲9%

Troubleshooting
▲5%

Process Improvement
▲1%

Plastic Molding
▼0%


National Average
$39,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 15%
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