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Job and Die Setters

Earnings

Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters earned median annual salaries of $31,480 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Salaries ranged from less than $22,020   to $50,240 or more. Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders earned median annual salaries of $38,650. Ten percent of workers earned less than $25,720, and 10 percent earned $60,640 or more. Many jobs in machining require overtime, and workers are eligible for overtime pay. Almost all setup operators receive a benefits package that includes paid holidays and vacations, health insurance, and retirement plans.

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