Tool and Die Maker



Tool and Die Makers fabricate and repair gauges, jigs, fixtures, and machinist's hand tools, and construct metal forms to shape metal in stamping and forging operations.

Training at a glance

  • Time to Complete: Approx. 5 years
  • On the job time: 9888 hours
  • Related Instruction Time: 512 hours
  • Additional Training: First Aid and CPR certifications, Transition to Trainer.

Wisconsin Employment Outlook & Wages*

  • Job Outlook through 2026 in Wisconsin: -6.1%
  • Experienced Level Salary: $55,585

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 * Wisconsin Long Term Occupation Employment Projections, 2016-2026 (Statewide). Office of Economic Advisors, WI Department of Workforce Development, December 2018. & US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment Statistics, estimates May 2017. Reports can be viewed on DWD's premiere source for Labor Market Information, WisConomy.com.

* * Average (mean) annual salary earned by the upper two-thirds of all workers in the selected location, occupation, and industry. Actual salaries will vary by employer and other factors.