Molding Machine Injection Operator Salary

Molding Machine Injection Operators in the United States take home approximately $11.78 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $8.86 per hour and $17.02. Most Molding Machine Injection Operators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The majority of Molding Machine Injection Operators (66 percent) survey respondents are male. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$19,373 - $41,977
(Median)
$19K
$28K
$42K
MEDIAN: $28,417
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$8.86 - $17.02
(Median)
$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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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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$18,730 - $38,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.86 - $17.02  
   
Overtime
$12.34 - $24.33  
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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$18,730 - $38,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 256
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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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Molding Machine Injection Operators who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $23K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $30K. Molding Machine Injection Operators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $32K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $31K.

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Experience Affects Molding Machine Injection Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Molding Machine Injection Operator Salaries


National Average
$26,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

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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