Average Toolmaker Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Toolmaker is $24.22.
MEDIAN $24.22
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Hourly Rate
$17 - $31
$397 - $4,966
Profit Sharing
$242 - $10,391
Total Pay
$38,824 - $75,867

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Job Description for Toolmaker

Toolmaker 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 Toolmaker

Skills in Tools and Machine Programming, Manufacturing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Grinding Tools, CNC/NC and Precision Machining.

Pay by Experience Level for Toolmaker

An entry-level Toolmaker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.16 based on 35 salaries. An early career Toolmaker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.92 based on 152 salaries. A mid-career Toolmaker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.07 based on 116 salaries. An experienced Toolmaker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.83 based on 183 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
Employees with Toolmaker in their job title in Indianapolis, Indiana earn an average of 8.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (4.3% more) and Waterbury, Connecticut (0.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Rochester, New York (9.8% less), Erie, Pennsylvania (8.5% less) and Detroit, Michigan (1.0% less).

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