MACHINING AND TOOLING

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Machining and Tooling

What is Machining and Tooling?

Professionals who work in machining and tooling go by many names: machinists, tool and die makers, and machine tool technicians are just a few. They use the latest technology to create mathematically perfect cutting tools, dies, fixtures, and more.

How Much Money Do Machine Tool Technicians Make?

Salaries in this field are fairly high, with the average tool and die maker earning over $47,000/year. Some experienced professionals can earn over $62,000/year.

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Potential Salary80%
80%

The highest-paid tool and die makers make around $62,000/year*

Average Salary60%
60%

Average salary for tool and die makers in South Carolina is $47,615/year

Starting Salary50%
50%

Average starting salary for tool and die makers is around $36,000/year

Degree Requirement80%
80%

Many tool and die maker jobs only require a diploma

Time Commitment80%
80%

You can earn a machine tool diploma in 3 semesters

Job Availability90%
90%

Over 12,860 jobs in the machining and tooling industry are available in South Carolina

Job Security80%
80%

Tool and die making is expected to grow by 7% through 2030*

Salary info and other data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Salary.com
* Denotes info based on nation-wide statistics

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Beginning spring 2022, York Technical College will offer students college at no costs for tuition and fees. Students may choose from over 100 programs, offered in variety of flexible course and scheduling options, that lead to rewarding careers.

Training

Machine Tool Technology Degree

20 Classes (64 Total Credit Hours)
$36K/Year Starting Salary

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Machine Tool Technology Degree, Tool and Die Specialization

20 Classes (65 Total Credit Hours)
$36K/Year Starting Salary

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Machine Tool Diploma

13 Classes (42 Total Credit Hours)
$34K/Year Starting Salary

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