Toolmaker Salary

The average rate for a Toolmaker is $23.25 per hour.
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$36,241 - $82,618
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$83K
MEDIAN: $53,733
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90%

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$15.84 - $30.53
(Median)
$16
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $23.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,241 - $82,618  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,002  
Profit Sharing
$148.99 - $10,766  
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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$35,679 - $72,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.84 - $30.53  
   
Overtime
$22.19 - $44.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,002  
   
Profit Sharing
$148.99 - $10,766  
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).
)
$35,679 - $72,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 441
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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


National Average
$52,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

Skills That Affect Toolmaker Salaries

Precision Machining
up arrow 3%

CNC/NC
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000

Tools
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
61%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 16%
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