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Candlemaker Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$45,500 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Candlemaker is $45,500 a year and $22 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Candlemaker is between $34,253 and $54,851. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Candlemaker. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

  • Forms candles according to one of following methods: (1) strings wicks through notches or rings of dipping frame, according to length of candle to be formed.
  • Dips wicks manually or with aid of motorized mechanism into vat of molten wax mixture to build up candles to specified circumference.
  • Cuts or trims candles to specified sizes, using knife or hand die.
  • Grades candles according to type, color, and size. (2) inserts wick through center of molds and attaches ends to racks.
  • Pours molten wax mixture into molds, using container, or opens valves to admit wax into molds.
  • Adjusts steam and coolant valves to maintain prescribed thermometer reading in mold.
  • Turns handcrank of ejection mechanism to release candles from molds into rack after specified time.
  • Scrapes remaining wax from molds, using handtools.
  • May record production data, such as name, color, and quantity of candles.
  • May add color ingredients to molten wax, according to specifications.
Candlemaker Job Prevalence in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States

Job family: Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 76,120

Estimated population of Candlemaker jobs: 95

Rate of error: 2.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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