Salary for Metal and Plastic Patternmakers

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Metal and plastic patternmakers assemble, fit and lay out parts and castings to plastic and metal patterns, core boxes and foundry plates. This job can be dangerous as it requires workers to utilize power tools. Completion of technical school or its equivalency is usually necessary to be hired for this job. Once hired, an employer usually formally trains new employees on-site for one to two years.

A Metal or Plastic Patternmaker earns salaries somewhere between $30,160 - $73,640 based on experience and talent. get an average salary of fourty-nine thousand five hundred and seventy dollars per annum.

can expect the most salary in Oregon, where they receive a compensation of close to about $78,230. People in this job function can make the highest salaries in Manufacturing, where they receive compensation, on average, of $49,520.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 30.84 percent nationwide in that time.


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


In general, they earn less within the industries below: