Salary for Tool and Die Makers

Also known as:  Jig Bore Tool Maker, Metal Die Finisher, Metal Gauge Maker, Plastic Die Maker Apprentice, Tool Maker, Toolmaker

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Tool and die makers assemble and fit parts for machinists' hand tools, dies, fixtures, cutting tools, jigs, gauges and other similar items. These occupations can be dangerous as sharp tools are frequently used. Completion of technical schooling or its equivalency is usually necessary to be considered for this position. An employer usually requires up to two years of formal on-site job training after being hired for this job.

A Tool or Die Maker can receive salaries ranging between $34,840 to $79,090 depending on tenure and industry expertise. get average salaries of fifty-five thousand five hundred and twenty dollars annually.

can get the best compensation in Connecticut, which has average pay levels of close to $67,770. People in this job function are paid most highly in Public Administration, which has job pay of $69,660.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 25.78 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Tool and Die Makers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Utilities
$83,230
Public Administration
$69,660
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$66,570
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$63,590
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$57,170
Manufacturing
$55,590

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
$35,020
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$44,840
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$45,380
Wholesale Trade
$55,160
Construction
$55,490
Manufacturing
$55,590