Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Patternmakers, Metal And Plastic lay out, machine, fit, and assemble castings and parts to metal or plastic foundry patterns, core boxes, or match plates.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $30,160 to $37,220 per year or $15 to $18 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$35||$73,640|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$29||$60,940|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$23||$48,160|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$18||$37,220|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$15||$30,160|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Patternmaker, Metal and Plastic is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like OR doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at OR might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Metal Patternmakers are in the states of OR, MN, MI, OH and IL.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing||$70050||$33.68|
|Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing||$67290||$32.35|
|Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing||$58930||$28.33|
|Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing||$52500||$25.24|
|Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing||$51890||$24.95|
|Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing||$48210||$23.18|
|Plastics Product Manufacturing||$39810||$19.14|
|Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing||$34320||$16.50|