$55,816
Avg. Salary
$22.74
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,541

Bonus

$1,200

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Tool Maker is $22.74 per hour.

The average pay for a Tool Maker is $55,816 per year.

10%
$14.94
10%
$22.74
50%
$30.17
90%
90%
MEDIAN $22.74
10%
$35k
10%
$56k
50%
$79k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $55,816
$35,235 - $79,463
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$56K
$79K
MEDIAN: $55,816
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90%

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$0$79K
Salary $35,235 - $79,463
Bonus $402 - $6,953
Profit Sharing $197 - $5,128
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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$33,413 - $72,862
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 66
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $14.94 - $30.17
Overtime $18.27 - $43.38
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $402 - $6,953
Profit Sharing $197 - $5,128
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).
)
$33,413 - $72,862
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 463

Job Description for Tool Maker

Tool makers may perform a variety of duties depending on their position and employer. Some tool maker positions involve only stamping out tools with machine, while others include working with design software and 3D modeling to come up with solutions to solve technical problems (such as components for aircraft and other vehicles). The ability to read blueprints and create tools is essential for this job. Some positions require working on a team to provide input for new products that will improve the company or field operations. Another part of the job is repairing tools and troubleshooting current tools if they are not working well.

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Tool Maker Tasks
  • Read blueprints, design, maintain, and build gauges, tools, dies and other equipment.
  • Test equipment, validate that it meets specifications, and file, grind, and adjust parts as needed.
  • Inspect, troubleshoot, and repair tooling, dies, and equipment.
  • Calibrate, set up, and run machines and equipment.

Common Career Paths for Tool Maker


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Popular Skills for Tool Maker


Tool Makers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in CNC/NC, CAD/CAM, Machine Programming, Manufacturing, and Precision Machining are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Mechanical Tool Repair. Those with knowledge of CNC/NC tend to be skilled in Precision Machining as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Tool Maker

Pay by Experience for a Tool Maker has a positive trend. An entry-level Tool Maker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 65 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Tool Maker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Tool Maker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 79 salaries. A Tool Maker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 147 salaries.

Tool Maker Reviews

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

Tool Maker in Clackamas:
"Close in to downtown."
Pros: Commute
Cons: Nothing I can think of

Tool Maker in Wichita:
"Tool makers get I."
Pros: Hey to move around to different jobs with in the facility.
Cons: The shift, because I have 4 teenagers that l play different sports some stress.

Tool Maker in Kansas City:
"Dream big."
Take pride in being the best and challenge those who see you otherwise.

Tool Maker in Cincinnati:
"The proper way of reading instruments."
Wonderful career! Work hard and keep going.

Tool Maker in Elizabethtown:
"Good job."
Pros: The people and the work.
Cons: Pm on tool.

Tool Maker in Grand Rapids:
"Operators do know things."
Listen to the people operating machines, they will know best what is happening with production. They might encounter things that are not seen in designs and can also suggest what might work best for them.

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Key Stats for Tool Maker

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
48%

Experience Affects Tool Maker Salaries

▲9%

▲5%

National Average
$52,000

▼8%

▼28%

Skills That Affect Tool Maker Salaries

▲4%

CAD/CAM
▲2%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▼0%

National Average
$52,000


Mechanical Tool Repair
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 16%