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Model & Mold Maker Plaster Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$44,006 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Model & Mold Maker Plaster is $44,006 a year and $21 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Model & Mold Maker Plaster is between $32,950 and $53,185. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Makes plaster models or molds for casting concrete products, such as cornices, panels, and grave markers: lays out profile of product on sheet metal, following working drawings or blueprints.
  • Cuts out template of profile, using hand shears, and nails template to wood guide, to make modeling frame.
  • Mixes water and plaster to required consistency in tub, using paddle.
  • Brushes liquid soap on modeling frame to prevent adhesion of plaster.
  • Scoops up mixed plaster and places it on modeling frame.
  • Builds up layers of plaster and reinforcing hemp, allowing time for hardening between layers, and pushes template across built up material to remove excess plaster and form model or mold to required dimensions.
  • Cuts off sections of hardened model or mold, using saw.
  • Lays out sections to form mold pattern and cements sections together with burnt shellac.
  • Fills joints or defects with plaster and smooths plaster with hands and molding tools.
  • May make sectional mold impressions of existing models.
  • May make molds or models of clay.
  • May be designated according to specialty as model maker, plaster; mold maker, plaster.
Model & Mold Maker Plaster Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Food Processing Workers, All Other

Job family population: 43,540

Estimated population of Model & Mold Maker Plaster jobs: 219

Rate of error: 4.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Model & Mold Maker Plaster Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

May 21
Chicago, IL, USA
Ultra-Metric Tool Co.
We use Mastercam 2019 for programming from solid models. IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD HAVE: - 7 yrs. ... Maker, Mold Maker, or Machinist experience - Manual engine lathe, lathe hand, or conventional ...
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