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Die Maker Salary
in Delaware, United States

$48,827 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Die Maker is $48,827 a year and $23 an hour in Delaware, United States. The average salary range for a Die Maker is between $36,062 and $59,458. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Die Maker. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Delaware, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Fabricates set of dies for use in forming and shaping metal jewelry blanks, following drawings or blueprints and using variety of metalworking machines and engraver's hand tools.
  • Brushes blue dye on surface of steel block work piece.
  • Measures, locates, and marks center of block with cross-lines, using divider and drafter's pencil.
  • Copies design, freehand, from sample drawing or blueprint, maintaining size specifications.
  • Scribes along drawn line, using scribe.
  • Measures finished design for conformance to specifications, using calipers and gauges.
  • Positions work piece in vise and cuts out lines of design.
  • Chips and cuts away excess metal to complete design, using metalworking machines and hand tools.
  • Verifies dimensions of work piece, using calipers and gauges.
  • Hardens and tempers steel block and drives it into another block of soft steel or plastic to form sunken design, using press, or sends it to machine shop for processing.
  • Engraves other half of die by pounding thin sheets of metal into completed half.
  • May engrave lettering and designs into dies, using pantograph machine.
  • May cut out, shape, and harden upper steel die (forcer) used to stamp out jewelry articles.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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