Molding Machine Injection Operator Salary

Molding Machine Injection Operators in the United States take home approximately $11.88 per hour on average. Compensation ranges between $8.93 per hour and $17.50. While some workers in this profession — close to one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. More than half of Molding Machine Injection Operators (67 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction for Molding Machine Injection Operators is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$19,267 - $41,554
(Median)
$19K
$29K
$42K
MEDIAN: $28,746
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$8.93 - $17.50
(Median)
$8
$12
$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 (?
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$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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Pay by Experience Level for Molding Machine Injection Operator

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $24K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $30K. Molding Machine Injection Operators see a median salary of $32K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $30K on average.

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Experience Affects Molding Machine Injection Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Molding Machine Injection Operator Salaries

Plastic Molding
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National Average
$26,000

Machine Operation
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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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