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Toolmaker - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Toolmaker"

How much does a Toolmaker in the federal government get paid? $74,130.93* *Based on the 2020 average.

Toolmaker was the 444th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 30 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2020, the U.S. Mint hired the most employees titled Toolmaking, with an average salary of $73,149.

Government Toolmaking jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Toolmaking job is FWS-11, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-13. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard covers nonsupervisory work involved in the fabrication, manufacture, calibration, reconditioning, and repair of machine tools, jigs, fixtures, dies, punches, and gages used in the manufacture, overhaul, and repair of equipment.

Agencies that have hired a Toolmaker

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
U.S. Mint 28 $73,149.36
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $87,873.00

Toolmaker Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Toolmaker is $74,130.93. The highest paid Toolmaker made $99,174 in 2020.

Common Toolmaker Payscales

Payscale Number of Toolmaking Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 25
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 3
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 2

Starting Paygrade: $31.37 to $11.20 / hour at paygrade FWS-11
Maximum Paygrade: $34.78 to $11.84 / hour at paygrade FWS-13

Other Jobs at the FWS-11 Paygrade

FWS-11 is the starting paygrade for Toolmaking jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-11 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Crane OperatingFWS-7FWS-11
Medical Equipment RepairingFWS-11FWS-11
Electronic Industrial Controls MechanicFWS-8FWS-12
Engineering Equipment OperatingFWS-8FWS-11

Average Toolmaking Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Toolmaker was $56,791. Since then, the average pay has increased to $74,131 in 2020.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 3416.

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