Mold Maker Salary

A sizeable majority of Mold Makers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $22.34 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly more than a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and close to one-half receive dental plans. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Read More
$32,445 - $78,354

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$13.23 - $29.21

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
)
$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,445 - $78,354  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,006  
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).
)
$30,334 - $71,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.23 - $29.21  
   
Overtime
$18.18 - $41.16  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,006  
   
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).
)
$30,334 - $71,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 267
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Many Mold Makers move into Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer roles. Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmers seem to make a little less than Mold Makers as their salaries average out to $42K a year.

Mold Maker Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Mold Makers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Mold Making, EDM, CAD/CAM, and CNC/NC are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 19 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Precision Machining. Those with knowledge of CAD/CAM tend to be skilled in CNC/NC as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Mold Maker

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $32K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $43K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Mold Makers make a median salary of $53K. Mold Makers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $61K.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Mold Maker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Entry-Level
up arrow 37%

Skills That Affect Mold Maker Salaries

Mold Making
up arrow 19%

EDM
up arrow 14%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 8%

CNC/NC
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000

Precision Machining
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 22%
ADVERTISEMENT