Molding Machine Injection Operator Salary

Molding Machine Injection Operators in the United States take home an average $11.77 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.85 per hour and $17.08. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Men make up the majority of Molding Machine Injection Operators (67 percent) survey respondents. Most Molding Machine Injection Operators report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$19,373 - $41,977
(Median)
$19K
$28K
$42K
MEDIAN: $28,417
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90%

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$8.85 - $17.08
(Median)
$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,373 - $41,977  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,437  
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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$18,717 - $38,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.85 - $17.08  
   
Overtime
$12.32 - $24.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,437  
   
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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$18,717 - $38,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 253
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Job Description for Molding Machine Injection Operator

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

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Typical Molding Machine Injection Operators report a focused set of job skills. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Machine Operation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Machine Operation.

Pay by Experience Level for Molding Machine Injection Operator

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $23K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $30K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $32K in this role. Molding Machine Injection Operators who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $31K.

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Experience Affects Molding Machine Injection Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Molding Machine Injection Operator Salaries


National Average
$26,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 25%
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