The average hourly pay for a Toolmaker is $24.22.
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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…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.
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Avg. Hourly Rate
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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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