Mold Maker Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Mold Makers earn an average of $23.84 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mold Makers. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,065 - $79,744
$39K
$57K
$80K
MEDIAN: $56,587
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$14.83 - $30.09
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MEDIAN: $23.84
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$0$79K
Salary $39,065 - $79,744
Bonus $507 - $6,040
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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$33,263 - $72,682
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $14.83 - $30.09
Overtime $21.58 - $43.39
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $507 - $6,040
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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$33,263 - $72,682
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 309

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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

  • Construct new tooling for blow molds, die cast tooling and metal stamping tools.
  • Set up equipment by studying mold requirements, materials and tolerances.
  • Plan molds by reading blueprints, instructions and sketches.
  • Create prototype products and fixtures and jigs for production.
  • Maintain and repair existing tooling and molds.

Common Career Paths for Mold Maker


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Mold Makers who take on a higher-level position such as Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmers on average bring home $42K.

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Popular Skills for Mold Maker


Mold Makers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in EDM, CAD/CAM, CNC/NC, and Tungsten Inert Gas Welding are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 19 percent. Most people skilled in CNC/NC are similarly competent in CAD/CAM and EDM.

Pay by Experience Level for Mold Maker

Pay by Experience for a Mold Maker has a positive trend. An entry-level Mold Maker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 70 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mold Maker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Mold Maker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 82 salaries. A Mold Maker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 150 salaries.

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Key Stats for Mold Maker

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
53%
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Experience Affects Mold Maker Salaries

▲17%

▲7%

National Average
$52,000

▼17%

▼34%

Skills That Affect Mold Maker Salaries

EDM
▲19%

CAD/CAM
▲11%

▲5%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
▲4%

▲3%


National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
53%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 16%
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