Tool and Die Maker III Salary in the United States

How much does a Tool and Die Maker III make in the United States? The average Tool and Die Maker III salary in the United States is $65,354 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $59,396 and $73,462. 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

Job Description

Tool and Die Maker III 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 III 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 III generally has completed 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 III has gained full proficiency in a broad range of activities related to the job. Independently performs a wide range of complex duties under general guidance from supervisors. To be a Tool and Die Maker III typically requires 5-7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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    Tool and Die Maker II

    3 - 5 years experience
    Associate's Degree

  2. This Job:

    Tool and Die Maker III

    5 - 7 years experience
    Associate's Degree

  3. Up a level:

    Tool, Die, and Gauge Making Supervisor I

    2 + years experience
    Associate's Degree

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