Mold Maker Salary

Men account for the majority of Mold Makers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $22.53 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and nearly one-half earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,149 - $79,447
(Median)
$39K
$64K
$79K
MEDIAN: $63,542
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$13.46 - $29.29
(Median)
$13
$23
$29
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,149 - $79,447  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,059  
Profit Sharing
$763  
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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$31,186 - $72,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.46 - $29.29  
   
Overtime
$18.95 - $41.80  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,059  
   
Profit Sharing
$763  
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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$31,186 - $72,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 322
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Job Description for Mold Maker

Mold makers create, adjust, and adapt the molds used in cast manufacturing. Most frequently, tool and machine parts manufacturers are the employers for mold makers. Mold makers typically work with specifications from a design team, and they need to know how to work from schematics and be familiar with computer-aided design (CAD) programs for this purpose. The mold maker then creates initial molds. Upon the successful completion of production runs and quality control for parts from the casting, the maker then puts the mold into the production cycle. Mold makers often work with existing parts, making necessary adjustments to existing molds and conforming existing molds to new product specifications.

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Mold Maker Tasks

  • Prepare detailed work plans geared towards efficiency and accuracy.
  • Assist in the design and capability assessment of new molds.
  • Inspect, maintain, clean, lubricate, and repair molds and production equipment.
  • Employ safe practices when operating machinery and adhere to all workplace safety protocol.

Common Career Paths for Mold Maker


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Mold Makers often transition into a Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer position. Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmers report a slightly lower median income of $42K.

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Popular Skills for Mold Maker


Typical Mold Makers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Mold Making, CAD/CAM, EDM, and CNC/NC are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 15 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Precision Machining. For most people, competency in CNC/NC indicates knowledge of CAD/CAM and EDM.

Pay by Experience Level for Mold Maker

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


Mold Makers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $34K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $43K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Mold Makers make a median salary of $54K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $61K on average.

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Experience Affects Mold Maker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

Skills That Affect Mold Maker Salaries


CAD/CAM
up arrow 11%

EDM
up arrow 10%

CNC/NC
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Precision Machining
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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