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Die Sinker Salary
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$37,653 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$531

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 26, 2020

The average pay for a Die Sinker is $37,653 a year and $18 an hour in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The average salary range for a Die Sinker is between $28,728 and $45,008. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Makes forging dies by laying out, machining, and finishing impression cavities in die blocks, following blueprints and applying knowledge of diesinking.
  • Examines blueprint of part or die and plans sequence of operations.
  • Measures and marks die block to lay out designs of cavities.
  • Sets up and operates variety of machine tools, such as shaper, vertical turret lathe, and engine lathe to machine cavities in die block tool-machine set-up operator.
  • Obtains specified dimensions, contours, and finish of die cavities, using tools, such as power grinder, scrapers, files, and emery cloth.
  • Inspects die cavities, using templates and measuring instruments, such as calipers, micrometers, and height gauges to verify conformance to specifications.
  • May develop die design from blueprint of part, using knowledge of machining and forging processes.
  • May make templates to verify dimensions of cavities.
  • May make and inspect sample lead or plaster cast of part to verify fit of die members and basic shape of part.
  • May repair forging dies.
  • May set up and operate machines to plane surfaces and edges of forging dies.
Die Sinker Job Prevalence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Job family: Tool and Die Makers

Job family population: 72,700

Estimated population of Die Sinker jobs: 3,272

Rate of error: 2.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
$43,650
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Description: Philadelphia, known colloquially as Philly, is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city with a 2018 census-estimated population of 1,584,138. Since 1854, the city has had the same geographic boundaries as Philadelphia County, the most populous county in Pennsylvania and the urban core of the eighth-largest U.S. metropolitan statistical area, with over 6 million residents as of 2017. Philadelphia is also the economic and cultural anchor of the greater Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Die Sinker is $37,653 a year and $18 an hour in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The average salary range for a Die Sinker is between $28,728 and $45,008. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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