Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Toolmaker is $25.01
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Toolmakers?
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 $16.31 based on 5 salaries. An early career Toolmaker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.15 based on 91 salaries. A mid-career Toolmaker with …Read more
What Do Toolmakers Do?
Toolmakers are responsible for all aspects related to creating tools; this involves overseeing and implementing all steps in the process of efficiently producing usable tools. Toolmakers begin with the initial engineering design, mark raw material, and perform basic cutting. Then, they use machine tools to complete the rough outline of the product. Next, they use hand tools to provide proper finishing. Finally, they assemble and test the completed tool to ensure quality craftsmanship. …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.