The average pay for a Tool and Die Maker is $23.67 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Precision Measurement and wire edm.
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$35,665 - $79,020
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$36K
$53K
$79K
MEDIAN: $53,236
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$15.14 - $31.79
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,665 - $79,020  
   
Bonus
$295.90 - $7,919  
Profit Sharing
$927 - $5,068  
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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$34,174 - $74,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.14 - $31.79  
   
Overtime
$22.19 - $45.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$295.90 - $7,919  
   
Profit Sharing
$927 - $5,068  
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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$34,174 - $74,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 783

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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

  • 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.
  • Inspect, troubleshoot, and repair tooling, dies, and equipment.
  • Calibrate, set up, and run machines and equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Tool and Die Maker

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,384

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Experience Affects Tool and Die Maker Salaries



National Average
$53,000



Skills That Affect Tool and Die Maker Salaries

Precision Measurement
up arrow 26%

wire edm
up arrow 12%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
up arrow 9%

up arrow 7%


Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Precision Machining
up arrow 1%

CNC/NC
up arrow 1%

Welding
0%

Mechanical Tool Repair
0%

National Average
$53,000

Grinding Tools
up arrow 3%

Machine Operation
up arrow 17%

Mold Making
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
54%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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