Male Injection Molding Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $17.66 per hour in the United States. Total cash earnings of Injection Molding Technicians range from $27K on the low end to $55K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $4K and $5K, respectively. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,938 - $66,129
$30K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $46,398
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$12.56 - $24.03
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MEDIAN: $17.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,938 - $66,129  
   
Bonus
$296.96 - $3,926  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $5,106  
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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$26,949 - $55,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.56 - $24.03  
   
Overtime
$15.89 - $35.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$296.96 - $3,926  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $5,106  
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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$26,949 - $55,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 437

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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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Injection Molding Technicians who transition into a Manufacturing Production Supervisor role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $51K per year.

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Popular Skills for Injection Molding Technician


Injection Molding Technicians report using a wide range of professional 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 30 percent, 24 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Injection Molding Technician

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


For Injection Molding Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $33K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $40K. On average, Injection Molding Technicians make $45K following one to two decades on the job. Injection Molding Technicians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $49K on average.

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 76 votes.
035
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Injection Molding Technician Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Injection Molding Technician Salaries

Mechanical Tool Repair
up arrow 30%

Robotics
up arrow 24%

Plastics Process Engineering
up arrow 9%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 7%

Process Improvement
up arrow 3%


Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$39,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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