Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Tool and Die Maker is $24.49
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Tool and Die Makers?
A mid-career Tool and Die Maker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $23.97 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $29.
What Do Tool and Die Makers Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.