The average Molding Machine Injection Operator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $11.94 per hour. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The majority of Molding Machine Injection Operators (64 percent) who took the survey are men. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported.

$19,873 - $39,777
$31K
MEDIAN: $30,968
50%

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$9.33 - $17.38
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $11.94
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$30,968  
   
Bonus
$0.21 - $2,936  
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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$19,471 - $40,526  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.33 - $17.38  
   
Overtime
$13.51 - $23.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.21 - $2,936  
   
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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$19,471 - $40,526  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 193

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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $25K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $30K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Molding Machine Injection Operators make $33K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $35K.

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Key Stats for Molding Machine Injection Operator

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
057
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Molding Machine Injection Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Molding Machine Injection Operator Salaries

Plastic Molding
up arrow 16%


National Average
$26,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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