The average rate for a Tool and Die Maker is C$25.43 per hour. A skill in Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

C$36,766 - C$80,359
C$37K
C$54K
C$80K
MEDIAN: C$53,878
10%
50%
90%
C$14.30 - C$32.82
C$14
C$26
C$33
MEDIAN: C$25.85
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$80K
Salary C$36,766 - C$80,359
Bonus C$497 - C$9,787
Profit Sharing C$1,000
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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C$31,971 - C$74,618
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 28
Hourly Data C$0C$47
Hourly Rate C$14.30 - C$32.82
Overtime C$4.53 - C$47.10
Annual Data C$0C$74K
Bonus C$497 - C$9,787
Profit Sharing C$1,000
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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C$31,971 - C$74,618
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 239

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.

Common Career Paths for Tool and Die Maker


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Pay by Experience Level for Tool and Die Maker

Pay by Experience for a Tool and Die Maker has a positive trend. An entry-level Tool and Die Maker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$38,000 based on 50 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Tool and Die Maker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$52,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Tool and Die Maker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$58,000 based on 57 salaries. A Tool and Die Maker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$64,000 based on 59 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$55,220

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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Key Stats for Tool and Die Maker

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
39%

Experience Affects Tool and Die Maker Salaries

▲17%

▲4%

National Average
C$55,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼32%

Skills That Affect Tool and Die Maker Salaries

Troubleshooting
▲14%

National Average
C$55,000

CNC/NC
▼1%

Precision Machining
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 16%