The average Molding Machine Injection Operator in the United States earns approximately $12.03 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Molding Machine Injection Operators — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 68 percent of Molding Machine Injection Operators are male. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,011 - $39,548
(Median)
$
$31K
$
MEDIAN: $30,516
50%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$9.23 - $17.30
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
)
$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$30,517  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $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).
)
$19,295 - $40,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.23 - $17.30  
   
Overtime
$13.23 - $23.82  
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.
)
$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $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).
)
$19,295 - $40,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 191
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

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.

Common Career Paths for Molding Machine Injection Operator


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Molding Machine Injection Operators who move on to become Injection Molding Technicians may enjoy significant pay raises, as Injection Molding Technicians get paid an average of $39K per year.

Molding Machine Injection Operator Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Molding Machine Injection Operator

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


For many Molding Machine Injection Operators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $25K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $31K. On average, Molding Machine Injection Operators make $32K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $33K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Molding Machine Injection Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Molding Machine Injection Operator Salaries

Plastic Molding
up arrow 15%


National Average
$26,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 24%
ADVERTISEMENT