Salary for Metal and Plastic Patternmakers

Also known as:  Metal Patternmaker

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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 can expect salaries somewhere between 24000 to 36000 based on education and experience. Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic can get a compensation of Thirty Nine Thousand Six Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic are compensated most highly in Oregon, where they can earn an average pay rate of just about $49490.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 4.65 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

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

Manufacturing
$39,620
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$35,070

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$35,070
Manufacturing
$39,620