$63,004
Avg. Salary
$24.21
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,474

Bonus

$1,800

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Toolmaker is $24.21 per hour.

The average pay for a Toolmaker is $63,004 per year.

$16.46
10%
$24.21
50%
$31.28
90%
MEDIAN $24.21
$43k
10%
$63k
50%
$84k
90%
MEDIAN $63,004
$43,427 - $83,855
$43K
$63K
$84K
MEDIAN: $63,004
10%
50%
90%

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$16.46 - $31.28
$16
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MEDIAN: $24.21
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$0$83K
Salary $43,427 - $83,855
Bonus $386 - $4,848
Profit Sharing $206 - $9,696
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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$37,992 - $75,610
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 91
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $16.46 - $31.28
Overtime $21.52 - $45.82
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $386 - $4,848
Profit Sharing $206 - $9,696
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).
)
$37,992 - $75,610
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 768

Job Description for Toolmaker

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. Toolmakers are capable of producing unique custom tools, as well as modifying existing tools to meet specific manufacturing needs.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Toolmaker


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Toolmaker Job Listings

Popular Skills for Toolmaker

Pay by Experience Level for Toolmaker

Pay by Experience for a Toolmaker has a positive trend. An entry-level Toolmaker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 82 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Toolmaker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Toolmaker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 113 salaries. A Toolmaker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 280 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,983

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Toolmaker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Toolmaker?

Toolmaker in Cookeville:
"Pretty good for the most part."
Pros: The challenges of a job shop
Cons: No a/c

Toolmaker in Mansfield:
"It has its pros and cons easy commute but way underpaid."
Pros: Not having to drive so far
Cons: My company doesn't pay me enough for what I do

Toolmaker in Fort Wayne:
"Cold."
Pros: Close to home
Cons: Cold

Toolmaker in Saint Clair:
"Skills are transferable to all of lifes adventures."
Learn math, treat all people with respect and ignore idiots, and grow thick skin from criticism.

Toolmaker in Waterbury:
"It would pay better."
It's a good job an a career. New idea every day.

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Key Stats for Toolmaker

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 145 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
61%

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Experience Affects Toolmaker Salaries

▲13%

▲4%

National Average
$54,000

▼6%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Toolmaker Salaries

Engineering Design
▲15%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▲12%


toolmaker
▲4%

CAD/CAM
▲3%

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$54,000

Mold Making
▼6%

CNC
▼8%

Grinding Tools
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
61%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 17%