Molding Machine Injection Operator Salary

Molding Machine Injection Operators in the United States take home approximately $12.22 per hour on average. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and slightly more than half receive dental plans. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Molding Machine Injection Operators (63 percent) survey respondents. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$19,742 - $39,305
$30K
MEDIAN: $30,000
50%

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$9.64 - $17.31
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.22
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$30,000  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $2,909  
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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$20,059 - $40,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $17.31  
   
Overtime
$14.55 - $23.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $2,909  
   
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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$20,059 - $40,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 178

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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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Many Molding Machine Injection Operators move into an Injection Molding Technician role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $39K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Molding Machine Injection Operator

Pay by Experience for a Molding Machine Injection Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Molding Machine Injection Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 135 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Molding Machine Injection Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Molding Machine Injection Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 29 salaries. A Molding Machine Injection Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Molding Machine Injection Operator

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Molding Machine Injection Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲27%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$27,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Molding Machine Injection Operator Salaries

Plastic Molding
▲12%


National Average
$27,000

Machine Operation
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 28%
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