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Molding Machine Injection Operator Salary

For Molding Machine Injection Operators, hourly average wages total $11.87 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.88 per hour and $17.35. The majority of Molding Machine Injection Operators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Most Molding Machine Injection Operators survey respondents are men (72 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$19,245 - $42,541
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MEDIAN: $29,479
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$8.88 - $17.35
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,245 - $42,541  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,035  
Total Pay (?
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$18,787 - $39,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.88 - $17.35  
   
Overtime
$12.58 - $24.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,035  
   
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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$18,787 - $39,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 224
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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $23K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $30K. Molding Machine Injection Operators bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $31K on average.

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Experience Affects Molding Machine Injection Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 27%