Model Maker Salary

A Model Maker earns an average wage of $21.00 per hour. A skill in Engineering Design is associated with high pay for this job.

$39,149 - $88,425
$39K
$54K
$88K
MEDIAN: $54,097
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50%
90%

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$11.79 - $30.88
$12
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $20.26
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$0$88K
Salary $39,149 - $88,425
Bonus $503 - $5,068
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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$30,074 - $78,700
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $11.79 - $30.88
Overtime $19.15 - $46.60
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $503 - $5,068
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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$30,074 - $78,700
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 49

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Job Description for Model Maker

A model maker plays a key role in a variety of design and development processes at the early stages of various projects. Engineering and manufacturing companies may have a model maker employed to help create scale prototypes of commercial or consumer components and products. Architectural firms may either have a model maker on staff or subcontract model making, in order to have 3D, scale versions of their designs to use in client presentations. And although it is a much smaller industry and jobs can be very competitive, effects shops that perform work for television and film also use model makers to create detailed, filmable miniatures for production work.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Model Maker

Pay by Experience for a Model Maker has a positive trend. An entry-level Model Maker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 38 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Model Maker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Model Maker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 23 salaries. A Model Maker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 24 salaries.

Model Maker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Model Maker?

Model Maker in Dayton:
"Work condition."
Pros: Work on my own.
Cons: Not being in control of entire job.

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Key Stats for Model Maker

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Model Maker Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲16%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
▼13%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Skills That Affect Model Maker Salaries

Engineering Design
▲21%

National Average
$50,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 21%
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