How much does a Tool and Die Maker I make in the United States? The average Tool and Die Maker I salary in the United States is $64,164 as of March 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $56,461 and $72,187. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Tool and Die Maker I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Tool and Die Maker I Salary $49,448 US March 26, 2024
25th Percentile Tool and Die Maker I Salary $56,461 US March 26, 2024
50th Percentile Tool and Die Maker I Salary $64,164 US March 26, 2024
75th Percentile Tool and Die Maker I Salary $72,187 US March 26, 2024
90th Percentile Tool and Die Maker I Salary $79,490 US March 26, 2024
25% $56,461 10% $49,448 90% $79,490 75% $72,187 $64,164 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Tool and Die Maker I need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Troubleshooting: Troubleshooting is a form of problem solving, often applied to repair failed products or processes on a machine or a system. It is a logical, systematic search for the source of a problem in order to solve it, and make the product or process operational again. Troubleshooting is needed to identify the symptoms. Determining the most likely cause is a process of elimination—eliminating potential causes of a problem. Finally, troubleshooting requires confirmation that the solution restores the product or process to its working state. In general, troubleshooting is the identification or diagnosis of "trouble" in the management flow of a system caused by a failure of some kind. The problem is initially described as symptoms of malfunction, and troubleshooting is the process of determining and remedying the causes of these symptoms. A system can be described in terms of its expected, desired or intended behavior (usually, for artificial systems, its purpose). Events or inputs to the system are expected to generate specific results or outputs. (For example, selecting the "print" option from various computer applications is intended to result in a hardcopy emerging from some specific device). Any unexpected or undesirable behavior is a symptom. Troubleshooting is the process of isolating the specific cause or causes of the symptom. Frequently the symptom is a failure of the product or process to produce any results. (Nothing was printed, for example). Corrective action can then be taken to prevent further failures of a similar kind.


Schematic: A schematic, or schematic diagram, is a representation of the elements of a system using abstract, graphic symbols rather than realistic pictures.


Continuous Improvement: A continual improvement process, also often called a continuous improvement process (abbreviated as CIP or CI), is an ongoing effort to improve products, services, or processes. These efforts can seek "incremental" improvement over time or "breakthrough" improvement all at once. Delivery (customer valued) processes are constantly evaluated and improved in the light of their efficiency, effectiveness and flexibility. Some see CIPs as a meta-process for most management systems (such as business process management, quality management, project management, and program management). W. Edwards Deming, a pioneer of the field, saw it as part of the 'system' whereby feedback from the process and customer were evaluated against organisational goals. The fact that it can be called a management process does not mean that it needs to be executed by 'management'; but rather merely that it makes decisions about the implementation of the delivery process and the design of the delivery process itself.

Troubleshooting 5.74%
Schematic 1.53%
Continuous Improvement 2.92%
Others 89.81%

Job Description for Tool and Die Maker I

Tool and Die Maker I builds and repairs custom machine shop tools using machining equipment and measuring instruments. Works from blueprints and sketches to create or modify prototypes, tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and molds. Being a Tool and Die Maker I calculates the dimensions and tolerances required to set up the machine tools. Operates lathes, grinders, milling, and boring machines to produce tools. Additionally, Tool and Die Maker I generally is participating in an apprenticeship or on the job training program. May require an associate degree or equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Tool and Die Maker I works under moderate supervision. Gaining or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. To be a Tool and Die Maker I typically requires 1-3 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Career Path for Tool and Die Maker I

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Tool and Die Maker I, the upper level is Tool and Die Maker II and then progresses to Tool, Die, and Gauge Making Supervisor I.

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Tool and Die Maker I salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Tool and Die Maker I, the highest Tool and Die Maker I salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Tool and Die Maker I salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Tool and Die Maker I salary is in Miami, FL, where the Tool and Die Maker I salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
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City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
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City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
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