Average Late-Career Tool and Die Maker with Precision Machining Skills Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

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The average hourly pay for a Late-Career Tool and Die Maker with Precision Machining skills in Chicago, Illinois is $31.87.
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Hourly Rate
$29 - $34
Total Pay
$61,880 - $72,276

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Job Description for Tool and Die Maker

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.

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Popular Skills for Tool and Die Maker

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