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Mold Setter Salary

$35,943 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$510

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 08, 2019

The average pay for a Mold Setter is $35,943 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Mold Setter is between $27,388 and $43,001. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Mold Setter. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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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Description:
  • Prepares and adjusts automatic compression, injection, or transfer machines used to mold plastic materials to specified shape, following blueprints, and utilizing knowledge of machine functions.
  • Reads specifications to determine machine setup and prescribed temperature and time settings.
  • Positions, aligns, and secures assembled mold or mold components, and machine accessories, onto machine press bed, according to guide marks, using hoist, power tools, and hand tools.
  • Attaches connecting lines, such as air, oil, or water to mold, and adjusts controls to regulate mold temperature.
  • Sets machine controls and turns dials to regulate specified machine forming pressure and plastic curing time in mold.
  • Starts machine to produce sample product.
  • Measures and visually inspects sample product for surface and dimensional defects, using microscope, micrometer, and gauges, and adjusts machine setup to eliminate defects.
  • May repair and maintain machines and auxiliary equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
  • May be designated according to type of machine set up as compression-molding-machine setter; injection-molding-machine setter.
Mold Setter Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 164,110

Estimated population of Mold Setter jobs: 13,416

Rate of error: 1.8%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$41,668
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Mold Setter Job Listings for United States

Mold Setter
Dec 6
San Antonio, TX, USA
Express Employment Professionals
Duties for the Injection Mold Technician position include: * Set-up plastic injection molding machines * Change out molds between production runs * Accomplish basic cleaning and preventative ...
Cell Technician/Injection Mold Setter - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Shift
Nov 5
Portage, MI, USA
MANN+HUMMEL
The Injection Mold Setter will be responsible for systematic problem solving and troubleshooting of molding and assembly equipment using strong mechanical ability, effective communication skills and ...
Process Technician / Mold Setter
Nov 25
Wichita, KS, USA
Wescon Plastics
JOB SUMMARY Installs molds in injection molding machines. Sets up established molding processes for production. Monitors molding processes to ensure product quality meets internal and customer ...
Cell Technician/Injection Mold Setter - 1st Shift
Oct 14
Portage, MI, USA
MANN+HUMMEL
The Injection Mold Setter will be responsible for systematic problem solving and troubleshooting of molding and assembly equipment using strong mechanical ability, effective communication skills and ...
Cell Technician/Injection Mold Setter - 3rd Shift
Oct 11
Portage, MI, USA
MANN+HUMMEL
The Injection Mold Setter will be responsible for systematic problem solving and troubleshooting of molding and assembly equipment using strong mechanical ability, effective communication skills and ...

The average pay for a Mold Setter is $35,943 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Mold Setter is between $27,388 and $43,001. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Mold Setter. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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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