Average Tool and Die Maker Hourly Pay

$24.40
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$1,479
Bonus
$2,008
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The average hourly pay for a Tool and Die Maker is $24.40.
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$16.18
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$24.40
90%
$32.44
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $32
Bonus
$484 - $5,333
Profit Sharing
$515 - $7,272
Total Pay
$36,181 - $74,753
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What Do Tool and Die Makers Do?

Tool and Die 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 and Die Maker

3.8 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for Tool and Die Maker

The top respondents for the job title Tool and Die Maker are from the companies Tesla Motors, Shiloh Industries, Inc. and Rockford Toolcraft. Reported salaries are highest at TE Connectivity, Ltd. where the average pay is $32.27. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Tesla Motors and Shiloh Industries, Inc., earning around $32.00 and $25.38, respectively. Rockford Toolcraft pays the lowest at around $13.20. Allfast and Magna Automotive also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $23.49 and $24.50, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Tool and Die Makers?

Skills in Precision Machining, Troubleshooting and CAD/CAM are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include CNC/NC and Grinding Tools.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Tool and Die Makers?

An entry-level Tool and Die Maker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.70 based on 14 salaries. An early career Tool and Die Maker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.17 based on 255 salaries. A mid-career Tool and Die Maker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.68 based on 211 salaries. An experienced Tool and Die Maker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.13 based on 244 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $27.
Employees with Tool and Die Maker in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 18.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (8.0% more) and Detroit, Michigan (3.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Toledo, Ohio (10.9% less), Grand Rapids, Michigan (7.7% less) and Cleveland, Ohio (7.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,504 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.9%
Early Career
17.0%
Mid Career
14.0%
Experienced
16.2%
Late Career
51.9%