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Toolmaker Salary

The average rate for a Toolmaker is $22.97 per hour.
$39,930 - $84,147
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51,612
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$15.47 - $30.13
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,930 - $84,147  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,018  
Profit Sharing
$175.00 - $3,750  
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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$36,051 - $71,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.47 - $30.13  
   
Overtime
$21.77 - $43.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,018  
   
Profit Sharing
$175.00 - $3,750  
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).
)
$36,051 - $71,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 373
United States (change)

Job Description for Toolmaker

Toolmakers are responsible for all aspects related to creating tools; this involves overseeing and implementing all steps in the process of efficiently producing usable tools. Toolmakers begin with the initial engineering design, mark raw material, and perform basic cutting. Then, they use machine tools to complete the rough outline of the product. Next, they use hand tools to provide proper finishing. Finally, they assemble and test the completed tool to ensure quality craftsmanship. Toolmakers are capable of producing unique custom tools, as well as modifying existing tools to meet specific manufacturing needs.

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Toolmaker 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 Toolmaker

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

Toolmaker Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Toolmaker in Jackson:
"Pay attention."
Ask questions no matter how odd they seem and always watch close and learn from veteran toolmakers whenever possible.

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Experience Affects Toolmaker Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
0%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Toolmaker Salaries

CNC/NC
up arrow 3%

National Average
$51,000

Tools
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
60%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 17%