Molding Machine Injection Operator Salary

The average Molding Machine Injection Operator in the United States earns approximately $11.70 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.89 per hour to $17.00. Most Molding Machine Injection Operators survey respondents are men (71 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Molding Machine Injection Operators. While some workers in this profession — close to a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$19,245 - $42,541
(Median)
$19K
$30K
$43K
MEDIAN: $30,000
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$8.89 - $17.00
(Median)
$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,245 - $42,541  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,391  
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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$18,776 - $39,414  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.89 - $17.00  
   
Overtime
$12.34 - $24.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,391  
   
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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$18,776 - $39,414  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 239

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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.


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. On average, Molding Machine Injection Operators make $32K following one to two decades on the job. 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 20%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 26%