Mold Maker Salary
|Salary||$38,884 - $93,192|
|Bonus||$509 - $7,000|
|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).)
|$33,263 - $74,915|
|Hourly Rate||$15.01 - $30.33|
|Overtime||$22.24 - $45.46|
|Bonus||$509 - $7,000|
|Total Pay (||$33,263 - $74,915|
Job Description for Mold Maker
Mold makers create, adjust, and adapt the molds used in cast manufacturing. Most frequently, tool and machine parts manufacturers are the employers for mold makers. Mold makers typically work with specifications from a design team, and they need to know how to work from schematics and be familiar with computer-aided design (CAD) programs for this purpose. The mold maker then creates initial molds. Upon the successful completion of production runs and quality control for parts from the casting, the maker then puts the mold into the production cycle. Mold makers often work with existing parts, making necessary adjustments to existing molds and conforming existing molds to new product specifications.Read More...
Another key aspect to the mold maker's job is the evolving nature of metallurgy and other moldable compounds. Mold makers must keep up to date on the newest materials related to the maker’s manufacturing plant. In some cases, mold makers must have an educational and experience background in engineering, which will be used in the research and design process as well. These molders assist the design team in developing working models and prototypes.
A mold maker normally works in a factory environment, and so the mold maker must have excellent knowledge of a variety of manufacturing machines. Mold makers typically must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, with vocational school training and some apprenticeship to a senior molder required as well. Mold makers normally work regular business hours and should expect to spend much of their time in the factory working on their feet. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Mold Maker Tasks
- Construct new tooling for blow molds, die cast tooling and metal stamping tools.
- Set up equipment by studying mold requirements, materials and tolerances.
- Plan molds by reading blueprints, instructions and sketches.
- Create prototype products and fixtures and jigs for production.
- Maintain and repair existing tooling and molds.
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Pay by Experience Level for Mold Maker
Pay by Experience for a Mold Maker has a positive trend. An entry-level Mold Maker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 70 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mold Maker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Mold Maker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 82 salaries. A Mold Maker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 150 salaries.
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