$64,625
Avg. Salary
$23.99
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,800

Bonus

$1,517

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Mold Maker is $23.99 per hour.

The average pay for a Mold Maker is $64,625 per year.

10%
$14.76
10%
$23.99
50%
$30.88
90%
90%
MEDIAN $23.99
10%
$39k
10%
$65k
50%
$99k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $64,625
$39,336 - $98,881
$39K
$65K
$99K
MEDIAN: $64,625
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90%

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$14.76 - $30.88
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$0$98K
Salary $39,336 - $98,881
Bonus $486 - $5,918
Profit Sharing $1,174 - $4,085
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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$32,443 - $75,663
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 67
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $14.76 - $30.88
Hourly Tips $3.33
Overtime $21.31 - $46.80
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $486 - $5,918
Profit Sharing $1,174 - $4,085
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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$32,443 - $75,663
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 571

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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Mold Maker


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Mold Makers who take on a higher-level position such as Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmers on average bring home $42K.

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Popular Skills for Mold Maker


Survey results show that Mold Makers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in EDM, CAD/CAM, CNC/NC, and Tungsten Inert Gas Welding are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 19 percent. Those familiar with CNC/NC also tend to know CAD/CAM and EDM.

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.

Mold Maker Reviews

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

Mold Maker in Green Bay:
"Not worth the stress."
Pros: Flex time
Cons: No commucation

Mold Maker in San Diego:
"Fun, but ridiculously expensive."
Pros: Weather
Cons: Traffic

Mold Maker in San Jose:
"Great city culture, commute is great."
Pros: Opposite traffic going to work and lots to do.
Cons: Its expensive to live here. Most areas over crowded.

Mold Maker in Winter Haven:
"The Decline of American Manufacturing."
The pay scale is not in line with what one needs to know to be able to preform the work required.

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Key Stats for Mold Maker

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 112 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
54%

Experience Affects Mold Maker Salaries

▲16%

▲6%

National Average
$53,000

▼18%

▼35%

Skills That Affect Mold Maker Salaries

EDM
▲18%

CAD/CAM
▲10%

▲4%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
▲3%

▲1%


National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
54%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 17%