$45,318
Avg. Salary
$17.53
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,019

Bonus

$900

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Injection Molding Technician is $17.53 per hour.

The average pay for an Injection Molding Technician is $45,318 per year.

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$12.92
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$24.11
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MEDIAN $17.53
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$29k
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MEDIAN $45,318
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$0$69K
Salary $29,187 - $69,926
Bonus $305 - $4,149
Profit Sharing $98.26 - $5,000
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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$27,797 - $55,675
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 68
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $12.92 - $24.11
Overtime $17.39 - $34.74
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $305 - $4,149
Profit Sharing $98.26 - $5,000
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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$27,797 - $55,675
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 796

Job Description for Injection Molding Technician

Injection molding technician positions are found in companies that deal with product packaging and similar items; this can include everything from companies that deal specifically with plastics to various manufacturers that need to accomplish related tasks in-house. The injection molding technician's duties include setting up molds and troubleshooting existing molds, which often requires specialized knowledge of specific tools and equipment. Troubleshooting tasks might include dealing with faulty equipment, human error, and preventing defects from occurring.

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Injection Molding Technician Tasks
  • Design, form, clean, smooth, and position molds and cores.
  • Troubleshoot molding machines and equipment.
  • Ensure injection molding machines and connected automated systems are set to regulation parameters, quality standards, and meet all production goals.
  • Set-up machines, read blueprints, and measure product with calipers.

Common Career Paths for Injection Molding Technician


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Injection Molding Technicians might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Manufacturing Production Supervisor, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $51K per year.

Injection Molding Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Injection Molding Technician


Injection Molding Technicians generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Mechanical Tool Repair, Robotics, and Plastics Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 24 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Injection Molding Technician

Pay by Experience for an Injection Molding Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Injection Molding Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 222 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Injection Molding Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 121 salaries. An experienced Injection Molding Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 124 salaries. An Injection Molding Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 84 salaries.

Injection Molding Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Injection Molding Technician?

Injection Molding Technician in United States:
"Working With Plastic Injection Molding Is Great."
Pros: There is always something new to learn. Plastic technology is changing all the time.
Cons: The smoke from the plastic purges.

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Key Stats for Injection Molding Technician

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 185 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Injection Molding Technician Salaries

▲25%

▲17%

▲3%

National Average
$39,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Injection Molding Technician Salaries

Mechanical Tool Repair
▲32%

Robotics
▲25%

Plastics Process Engineering
▲10%

Troubleshooting
▲6%

Process Improvement
▲2%

Plastic Molding
▲1%



National Average
$39,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 185 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 17%