Molding Machine Injection Operator Salary

The average Molding Machine Injection Operator in the United States earns approximately $12.07 per hour. While approximately one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and a little more than half have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Male Molding Machine Injection Operators who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (65 percent) are men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$19,742 - $39,305
$30K
MEDIAN: $30,000
50%

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$9.43 - $17.74
$9
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.07
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$30,000  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $2,959  
Profit Sharing
$400.00  
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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$19,687 - $40,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.43 - $17.74  
   
Overtime
$13.92 - $23.44  
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$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $2,959  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00  
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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$19,687 - $40,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 177

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Job Description for Molding Machine Injection Operator

  • Install injection molds and set up machines to meet specifications.
  • Record and document work activities, production levels, and product inspection results.
  • Interpret blueprints to appropriately use and evaluate machines.
  • Troubleshoot and evaluate machines, and perform minor repairs and maintenance.

Common Career Paths for Molding Machine Injection Operator


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Molding Machine Injection Operators who move on to become Injection Molding Technicians may enjoy significant pay raises, as Injection Molding Technicians get paid an average of $39K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Molding Machine Injection Operator

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $25K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $30K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Molding Machine Injection Operators make a median salary of $34K. 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 $35K on average.

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Key Stats for Molding Machine Injection Operator

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Molding Machine Injection Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

Experienced
▲30%

Mid-Career
▲16%

National Average
$26,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Molding Machine Injection Operator Salaries

Plastic Molding
▲14%


National Average
$26,000

Machine Operation
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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