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Job and Die Setters


Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters earned mean annual salaries of $29,340 in May 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Salaries ranged from less than $20,000 to $47,130 or more. Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders earned mean annual salaries of $40,590. Ten percent of workers earned less than $25,060, and 10 percent earned $59,880 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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