Average Model Maker Hourly Pay

$20.81
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$2,474
Bonus
$1,500
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Model Maker is $20.81.
10%
$13.81
MEDIAN
$20.81
90%
$31.97
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $32
Bonus
$405 - $5,054
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,500
Total Pay
$31,906 - $78,884

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Job Description for Model Maker

Model Maker Tasks
  • Prepare and operate machines used to drill, press and saw model materials.
  • Perform repairs to equipment and machinery.
  • Assemble die and molds and verify dimensions.
  • Design and create templates consistent with blueprint specifications.

Job Satisfaction for Model Maker

3.6 out of 5
(28)
Highly Satisfied
3Reviews

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Popular Skills for Model Maker

Skills in CNC/NC and Precision Machining are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Mold Making, 3D Printing and CAD/CAM.

Pay by Experience Level for Model Maker

An entry-level Model Maker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.58 based on 6 salaries. An early career Model Maker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.85 based on 49 salaries. A mid-career Model Maker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.09 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Model Maker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.98 based on 39 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $28.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Model Maker in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 20.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (12.3% less) and New York, New York (2.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 156 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.8%
Early Career
31.4%
Mid Career
14.1%
Experienced
25.0%
Late Career
25.6%