Average Tool Maker Hourly Pay

$23.36
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$1,529
Bonus
$2,400
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The average hourly pay for a Tool Maker is $23.36.
10%
$15.63
MEDIAN
$23.36
90%
$31.07
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $31
Bonus
$406 - $7,341
Profit Sharing
$204 - $5,872
Total Pay
$34,068 - $73,075
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What Do Tool Makers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Tool Maker

3.8 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Tool Makers?

Skills in CNC/NC, Mechanical Tool Repair and CAD/CAM are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Precision Measurement and Precision Machining.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Tool Makers?

An early career Tool Maker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.00 based on 90 salaries. A mid-career Tool Maker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.81 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Tool Maker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.63 based on 99 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
Employees with Tool Maker in their job title in Sterling Heights, Michigan earn an average of 0.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Knoxville, Tennessee (22.4% less), Rochester, New York (17.1% less) and Detroit, Michigan (15.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 478 survey responses.
Early Career
18.8%
Mid Career
16.9%
Experienced
20.7%
Late Career
43.5%