$60,297
Avg. Salary
$23.88
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,532

Bonus

$2,039

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Tool And Die Maker is $23.88 per hour.

The average pay for a Tool And Die Maker is $60,297 per year.

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MEDIAN $23.88
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$36k
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MEDIAN $60,297
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MEDIAN: $60,297
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$0$100K
Salary $36,288 - $100,138
Bonus $412 - $5,960
Profit Sharing $876 - $5,872
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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$35,090 - $75,097
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 174
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $15.50 - $31.70
Hourly Tips $0.75
Overtime $22.07 - $44.78
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $412 - $5,960
Profit Sharing $876 - $5,872
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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$35,090 - $75,097
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,518

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.

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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.

Tool and Die Maker Pay By Employer

$0$54K

$52,429

Common Career Paths for Tool and Die Maker


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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: $53,567

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).

Tool and Die Maker Advice

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

Tool and Die Maker in Greenville:
"Sslary caps."
Stay in school and learn all you can.

Tool and Die Maker in Moonachie:
"Rewarding and fustrating."
Would not recommend this trade.

Tool and Die Maker in Dallas:
"Trust your boss and work hard."
There is no game playing here. You have to want to work. You are needed each and every day. Show up on time and work hard until the end of the day. Don't look for excuses just get it done. Stay focused on your task ; don't look for distractions. You gain respect when people see how you go about your day working hard and listening to and following advice from your supervisors. This is a good trade, you can make a good living with it but you have to show your boss you can do the job.

Tool and Die Maker in Montgomery:
"The long hours and lack of permanence."
If you are a tool and die maker move from industry to industry so you will know different specialties.

Tool and Die Maker in Anaheim:
"How to use more cnc machines and how to code."
Learning all the machines you can.

Tool and Die Maker in City of Industry:
"I should have went to school for an enginering degree."

Tool and Die Maker in Racine:
"Apprenticeships , way to go."
Wages are to industry standard.

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Key Stats for Tool and Die Maker

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 268 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
52%

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Experience Affects Tool and Die Maker Salaries

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$54,000

▼10%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Tool and Die Maker Salaries

wire edm
▲11%

▲8%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▲8%




▲4%


▲2%


National Average
$54,000

Engineering Design
▼9%

Machine Operation
▼19%

Precision Measurement
▼22%

Mold Making
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 268 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
52%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 14%