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Tool Designer, Industrial Salary

With close to three-fifths of Industrial Tool Designers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $41K to $89K per year and averages out to $55K annually. Most Industrial Tool Designers report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$40,897 - $88,255
(Median)
41K
49K
69K
88K
MEDIAN: $54,645
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75%
90%

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$17.72 - $41.44
(Median)
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41
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,897 - $88,255  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,006 - $89,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.72 - $41.44  
   
Overtime
$26.70 - $46.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$41,006 - $89,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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Job Description for Tool Designer, Industrial

  • Troubleshoot technical issues in production and communicate with affected departments.
  • Draft specifications or drawings to produce tools or fixtures.
  • Coordinate with assembly line and manufacturing engineers to provide tooling and fixtures for production orders.
  • Participate in quality assurance programs and continuously search for process improvements.

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Industrial Tool Designers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and Engineering Design can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Tool Designer, Industrial

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Industrial Tool Designers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. During the first five years of their careers, Industrial Tool Designers see a median income of $51K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $52K. Industrial Tool Designers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $59K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $62K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Tool Designer, Industrial Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Tool Designer, Industrial Salaries

SolidWorks
up arrow 7%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

National Average
$56,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 13%