Model Maker Salary

The average rate for a Model Maker is $20.30 per hour.

$35,436 - $78,961

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$12.18 - $30.25

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,436 - $78,961  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
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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$29,224 - $77,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.18 - $30.25  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $38.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
   
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).
)
$29,224 - $77,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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Job Description for Model Maker

A model maker plays a key role in a variety of design and development processes at the early stages of various projects. Engineering and manufacturing companies may have a model maker employed to help create scale prototypes of commercial or consumer components and products. Architectural firms may either have a model maker on staff or subcontract model making, in order to have 3D, scale versions of their designs to use in client presentations. And although it is a much smaller industry and jobs can be very competitive, effects shops that perform work for television and film also use model makers to create detailed, filmable miniatures for production work.

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Model Maker Tasks

  • Assemble die and molds and verify dimensions.
  • Design and create templates consistent with blueprint specifications.
  • Prepare and operate machines used to drill, press and saw model materials.
  • Perform repairs to equipment and machinery.

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Pay by Experience Level for Model Maker

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

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Experience Affects Model Maker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 25%
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