Salary for Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Also known as:  Aluminum Molding Machine Operator, Blow Mold Operator, Compression Molding Machine Operator, Plastic Cup Fabricating Machine Operator

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Employees in this field install, operate, tend, plastic and metal molding, coremaking or casting machines. The purpose of this is to mold or cast metal or plastic parts to products. 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 Molding, Coremaking, or Casting Machine Setter/Operator gets an average pay level of around 16000 to 24000 based on levels of tenure. Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic will most likely earn a wage of Twenty Nine Thousand Nine Hundred dollars per annum.

Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic can make the highest salaries in Hawaii, where they can get wages of approximately $49550. People in this career group make the most money in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they get average job salaries of $53870.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.27 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $53,870
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $31,560
Construction $30,100
Manufacturing $30,080
Wholesale Trade $26,640
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $23,140
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $23,140
Wholesale Trade $26,640
Manufacturing $30,080
Construction $30,100
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $31,560
Public Administration $53,870
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