$62,630
Avg. Salary
$23.97
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,277

Profit Sharing

$3,551

The average pay for a Tool And Die Maker with CNC/NC skills is $23.97 per hour.

The average pay for a Tool And Die Maker with CNC/NC skills is $62,630 per year.

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$32
90%
MEDIAN $24
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$81k
90%
MEDIAN $62,630
$38,978 - $81,219
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MEDIAN: $62,630
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$16.25 - $31.84
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$0$81K
Salary $38,978 - $81,219
Bonus $300 - $3,626
Profit Sharing $1,007 - $5,106
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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$36,156 - $74,771
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 47
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $16.25 - $31.84
Overtime $23.78 - $43.33
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $300 - $3,626
Profit Sharing $1,007 - $5,106
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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$36,156 - $74,771
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 453

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 Job Listings

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 $44,000 based on 63 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 $50,000 based on 61 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 $57,000 based on 80 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 $59,000 based on 130 salaries.

Tool and Die Maker Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Key Stats for Tool and Die Maker

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
49%

Experience Affects Tool and Die Maker Salaries

Late-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
49%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 14%