The average pay for a Tool and Die Maker is $21.83 per hour. A skill in Engineering Design is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Tool and Die Maker Total Pay (?
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$30,913 - $78,190
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MEDIAN: $50,474
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Tool and Die Maker Total Pay (?
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$16.50 - $28.88
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,913 - $78,190  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,002  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $5,238  
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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$36,303 - $71,167  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 859
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.50 - $28.88  
   
Overtime
$23.14 - $43.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,002  
   
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $5,238  
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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$36,303 - $71,167  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 859
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Job Description for Tool and Die Maker
Tool and die makers are skilled tradespeople who are responsible for the creation and maintenance of specialty tools used in the manufacture of goods. They often create tools that are specific to their employer or industry. In addition, dies, punches, and other precision parts related to manufacture are created and maintained. Tool and die makers are required to maintain and meet strict precision guidelines within their position, often working on parts that require minute tolerances to ensure proper performance. They often work closely with both engineers and machine operators to ensure that the tools they create and maintain are performing to specification, and it is often the case that tool and die makers have a hand in the planning and execution of assembly within manufacturing plants and machine shops.
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Tool and Die Maker Tasks
  • Inspect, troubleshoot, and repair tooling, dies, and equipment.
  • Calibrate, set up, and run machines and equipment.
  • Read blueprints, design, maintain, and build gauges, tools, dies and other equipment.
  • Test equipment, validate that it meets specifications, and file, grind, and adjust parts as needed.
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Pay by Experience Level for Tool and Die Maker
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Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
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Milwaukee
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National Average
$50,000
Cleveland
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Experience Affects Tool and Die Maker Salaries

National Average
$50,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Tool and Die Maker Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 21%
up arrow 5%
Precision Machining
up arrow 3%
CAD/CAM
0%
National Average
$50,000
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 112 votes.
Gender
Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
56%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 13%
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