Molding Machine Injection Operator Salary

Median pay for Molding Machine Injection Operators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $11.88 per hour. Compensation ranges from $8.93 per hour on the lower end to $17.50 on the higher end. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 67 percent of Molding Machine Injection Operators are male. Most Molding Machine Injection Operators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too.

$19,267 - $41,554
(Median)
$19K
$29K
$42K
MEDIAN: $28,746
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$8.93 - $17.50
(Median)
$8
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$18
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,267 - $41,554  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,429  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$18,834 - $39,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.93 - $17.50  
   
Overtime
$12.81 - $24.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,429  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$18,834 - $39,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 288
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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. Plastic Molding and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 17 percent and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Machine Operation.

Pay by Experience Level for Molding Machine Injection Operator

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $24K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $30K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $32K in this role. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $30K.

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Experience Affects Molding Machine Injection Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Molding Machine Injection Operator Salaries

Plastic Molding
up arrow 17%


National Average
$26,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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