Salary for Metal and Plastic Model Makers

Also known as:  Metal Mockup Maker, Plastic Jig and Fixture Builder

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Metal and plastic model makers operate hand-controlled machines that pour molten metal into molds in order to produce castings. This job can be dangerous as employees are required to be stationed near extremely hot liquids. To be considered for this position, completion of high school or its equivalency is usually necessary. Once hired, an employer usually requires up to a year of formal on-site job training before an employee can start work.

A Metal or Plastic Model Maker will normally get a pay level of $32,950 to $85,770 depending on the level of seniority. can expect an average pay level of fifty-eight thousand one hundred and eigthy dollars each year.

have the highest salaries in Michigan, where they can get average pay scales of close to about $68,510. People with this job title can receive the highest pay in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can earn job pay of $70,810.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 29.64 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Metal and Plastic Model Makers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$70,810
Construction
$65,030
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$63,750
Manufacturing
$56,070
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$52,690
Wholesale Trade
$44,860

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
$44,860
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$52,690
Manufacturing
$56,070
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$63,750
Construction
$65,030
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$70,810