Tool and Die Maker Salary

Tool and Die Makers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $23.69 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Tool and Die Makers can bottom out near $35K or peak near $76K depending on individual performance. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Read More
$34,426 - $98,286
$34K
$57K
$98K
MEDIAN: $57,033
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$15.57 - $31.69
$16
$24
$32
MEDIAN: $23.73
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$98K
Salary $34,426 - $98,286
Bonus $494.93 - $7,973
Profit Sharing $824 - $5,817
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).
)
$35,421 - $75,586
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 102
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $15.57 - $31.69
Hourly Tips $0.75
Overtime $21.91 - $45.17
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $494.93 - $7,973
Profit Sharing $824 - $5,817
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).
)
$35,421 - $75,586
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 883

Job Description for Tool and Die Maker

Tool and die makers are skilled tradespeople who are responsible for the creation and maintenance of specialty tools used in the manufacture of goods. They often create tools that are specific to their employer or industry. In addition, dies, punches, and other precision parts related to manufacture are created and maintained. Tool and die makers are required to maintain and meet strict precision guidelines within their position, often working on parts that require minute tolerances to ensure proper performance. They often work closely with both engineers and machine operators to ensure that the tools they create and maintain are performing to specification, and it is often the case that tool and die makers have a hand in the planning and execution of assembly within manufacturing plants and machine shops.

Read More...

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.

Common Career Paths for Tool and Die Maker


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Tool and Die Makers who transition into new roles such as Manufacturing Engineer may see a slight upturn in salary. The average Manufacturing Engineer earns $63K per year. Tool and Die Makers most often move into Toolmaker or Tool Maker roles. However, the former pays $3K less on average, and the latter pays $4K less.

Tool and Die Maker Job Listings

Popular Skills for Tool and Die Maker


Tool and Die Makers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in wire edm, Machine Programming, Manufacturing, CAD/CAM, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 10 percent. Those listing Mold Making as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Precision Measurement and Machine Operation also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in CNC/NC are, more often than not, also skilled in CAD/CAM.

Pay by Experience Level for Tool and Die Maker

Pay by Experience for a Tool and Die Maker has a positive trend. An entry-level Tool and Die Maker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 203 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Tool and Die 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 151 salaries. An experienced Tool and Die Maker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 238 salaries. A Tool and Die Maker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 481 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,186

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Tool and Die Makers in Columbus enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Tool and Die Makers will also find cushy salaries in Louisville (+20 percent), Fort Wayne (+19 percent), Portland (+17 percent), and Auburn Hills (+15 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Los Angeles. Employers in Indianapolis and Toledo also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Tool and Die Maker

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 158 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
51%

Experience Affects Tool and Die Maker Salaries

▲10%

▲2%

National Average
$54,000

▼11%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Tool and Die Maker Salaries

wire edm
▲10%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▲7%

▲6%




▲3%


▼0%


National Average
$54,000

Engineering Design
▼10%

Machine Operation
▼20%

Precision Measurement
▼23%

Mold Making
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
51%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 13%