The average pay for a Toolmaker is $23.90 per hour. A skill in Engineering Design is associated with high pay for this job.
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$40,134 - $80,428
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$40K
$61K
$80K
MEDIAN: $60,654
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$16.13 - $30.60
(Median)
$16
$24
$31
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,134 - $80,428  
   
Bonus
$404.06 - $3,959  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $14,681  
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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$36,799 - $74,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.13 - $30.60  
   
Overtime
$22.94 - $45.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$404.06 - $3,959  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $14,681  
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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$36,799 - $74,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 407
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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

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Experience Affects Toolmaker Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$54,000



Skills That Affect Toolmaker Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 18%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
up arrow 7%

toolmaker
up arrow 4%

Precision Machining
0%

National Average
$54,000

Tools
up arrow 1%

CNC/NC
up arrow 2%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 4%

CNC
up arrow 8%

Grinding Tools
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
61%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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