How Much Do Metal Patternmakers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Patternmakers, Metal And Plastic

Patternmakers, Metal And Plastic lay out, machine, fit, and assemble castings and parts to metal or plastic foundry patterns, core boxes, or match plates.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$49570 per year
Hourly wage
$24 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$30,160 to $37,220 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$15 to $18 per hour

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.

Salary rank

Salary rank

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.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
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

State Hourly Annual
OR $38 $78,230
MN $29 $59,470
MI $28 $57,250
OH $25 $51,740
IL $25 $51,410
IA $24 $50,860
WI $24 $50,280
PA $24 $50,260
IN $24 $49,600
AL $23 $48,140

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
Machinery Manufacturing $48760 $23.44
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $48210 $23.18
Foundries $47680 $22.92
Plastics Product Manufacturing $39810 $19.14
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing $34320 $16.50

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