Salary for Metal and Plastic Model Makers

Also known as:  Metal Mockup Maker, Plastic Jig and Fixture Builder helps manufacturing professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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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 usually earn an average pay level in a range of 32000 to 48000 based on education and experience. Model Makers, Metal and Plastic can earn an average compensation of Forty Four Thousand Seven Hundred dollars every year.

Model Makers, Metal and Plastic have the best average compensation in Washington, where they earn average pay levels of close to about $63790. Professionals that work in this career have the highest average potential salary in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they earn an average salary rate of $51250.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone down since 2004. Salaries have decreased by an average of 0.49 percent nationwide in that time.
Metal and Plastic Model Makers tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $51,250
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $47,230
Manufacturing $44,080
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Manufacturing $44,080
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $47,230
Public Administration $51,250