Tool and Die Maker I Salary in the United States

How much does a Tool and Die Maker I make in the United States? The average Tool and Die Maker I salary in the United States is $49,849 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $42,637 and $55,722. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

Tool and Die Maker I builds and repairs custom machine shop tools using machining equipment and measuring instruments. Works from blueprints and sketches to create or modify prototypes, tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and molds. Being a Tool and Die Maker I calculates the dimensions and tolerances required to set up the machine tools. Operates lathes, grinders, milling, and boring machines to produce tools. Additionally, Tool and Die Maker I generally is participating in an apprenticeship or on the job training program. May require an associate's degree or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. May require Apprenticeship certificate. The Tool and Die Maker I gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. To be a Tool and Die Maker I typically requires 1-3 years of related experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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  1. This Job:

    Tool and Die Maker I

    1 - 3 years experience
    Associate's Degree

  2. Up a level:

    Tool and Die Maker II

    3 - 5 years experience
    Associate's Degree

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