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Engineering Model Maker Salary
in San Diego, California

$47,713 (USD)

Average Salary

$23/hr

Average Hourly

$773

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 17, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Engineering Model Maker is $47,713 a year and $23 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for an Engineering Model Maker is between $35,531 and $57,859. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Diego, California.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Sets up and operates variety of machines to fabricate tooling, patterns, parts, and models for electronic, mechanical or electromechanical instruments, devices, or equipment, such as electromedical and computer equipment; measuring, indicating, and controlling instruments; and surgical and navigational instruments, according to engineering blueprints and specifications: studies drawings and sketches of proposed product and confers with engineering personnel to plan design details and model operation.
  • Determines machines, tooling, and sequence of operation necessary to produce model parts, tooling, dies, or patterns, utilizing knowledge of machining and fabricating techniques.
  • Lays out reference points and dimensions on assorted materials, such as metals, plastic, and synthetic resins, using measuring instruments and work aids lay-out worker i.
  • Sets up and operates machines, such as milling machines, lathes, grinders, drill press, punch press, and brake, to produce or modify model parts machinist.
  • Fits and assembles parts, using handtools or power tools.
  • Wires and solders electrical and electronic connections and components.
  • Inspects and tests model or other product to verify conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments, such as calipers, gauges, and micrometers, and test equipment, such as multimeter and oscilloscope.
  • Suggests structural or operational modifications or reworks component parts as required to ensure performance of equipment or parts meets standards.
  • May consult with engineering.
Engineering Model Maker Job Prevalence in San Diego, California, United States

Job family: Model Makers, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 5,820

Estimated population of Engineering Model Maker jobs: 527

Rate of error: 6.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$55,313
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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About San Diego, California

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Description: San Diego (, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,419,516 as of July 1, 2017, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the U.S. and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population...

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