Tool Maker Salary

Men account for the majority of Tool Makers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $22.22 per hour. Total cash compensation to Tool Makers bottoms out near $33K and approaches $73K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $20K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Tool Makers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,321 - $81,094
$39K
$59K
$81K
MEDIAN: $58,998
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$14.42 - $30.35
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$0$81K
Salary $39,321 - $81,094
Bonus $493.16 - $7,450
Profit Sharing $1,000
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).
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$32,117 - $74,212
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 40
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $14.42 - $30.35
Overtime $18.59 - $44.09
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $493.16 - $7,450
Profit Sharing $1,000
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).
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$32,117 - $74,212
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 259

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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.

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

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Key Stats for Tool Maker

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
47%
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Experience Affects Tool Maker Salaries

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$53,000

▼10%

▼30%

Skills That Affect Tool Maker Salaries

▲2%

CAD/CAM
▼0%

National Average
$53,000

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▼2%


Mechanical Tool Repair
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 16%
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