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 usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $23,500 - $52,570 depending on seniority levels. can expect a salary of thirty-five thousand nine hundred and sixty dollars per annum.

obtain the highest salaries in Connecticut, where they receive a compensation of just about $43,870. People in this job function are compensated the highest in Public Administration, which has an average salary rate of $58,860.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 37.93 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
$58,860
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$51,610
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$48,180
Health Care and Social Assistance
$44,750
Construction
$42,830
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$39,910

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$30,270
Wholesale Trade
$34,810
Manufacturing
$36,160
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$36,200
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$39,910
Construction
$42,830