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Machining and Tooling

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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 $52,000/year. Some experienced professionals earn over $70,000/year.

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Potential Salary90%
90%

Established tool and die makers can make over $70,000/year*

Average Salary70%
70%

Average salary for tool and die makers in SC is around $52,000/year

Starting Salary60%
60%

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

Degree Requirement70%
70%

Tool and die maker jobs can require a diploma or associate’s degree

Time Commitment70%
70%

You can earn a machine tool diploma in 3 semesters

Job Availability80%
80%

Over 4600 machining and tooling jobs are available in South Carolina

Job Security70%
70%

Tool and die making is not expected to grow or shrink much in the next 10 years*

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

Training

Machine Tool Technology Degree

65 Credit Hr. (4 Semesters)
$45K/Year Starting Salary

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Machine Tool Diploma

46 Credit Hr. (3 Semesters)
$36K/Year Starting Salary

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