A sizeable majority of Mold Makers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $23.77 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,414 - $90,000
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MEDIAN: $61,926
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$14.43 - $30.23
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MEDIAN: $23.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,414 - $90,000  
   
Bonus
$490.35 - $5,817  
Profit Sharing
$1,548  
Total Pay (?
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$32,644 - $73,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $30.23  
   
Overtime
$20.02 - $43.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$490.35 - $5,817  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,548  
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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$32,644 - $73,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 283

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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

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

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Mold Makers' salaries may sharply decline when they move into higher-end positions like Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer. The typical income for a Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer is $42K.

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Popular Skills for Mold Maker


Mold Makers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in EDM, CAD/CAM, CNC/NC, and Precision Machining are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 19 percent. The majority of those who know CNC/NC also know CAD/CAM and EDM.

Pay by Experience Level for Mold Maker

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Mold Makers. The average beginner in this position makes around $36K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $45K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Mold Makers make a median salary of $56K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $61K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Key Stats for Mold Maker

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
051
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
51%
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Experience Affects Mold Maker Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Mold Maker Salaries

EDM
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CAD/CAM
up arrow 16%

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Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
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National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
51%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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