Tool Designer, Industrial Salary
Industrial Tool Designers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up about three in five of Industrial Tool Designers. Pay fluctuates from $40K to $83K per year, but expected earnings average $55K annually. For the most part, Industrial Tool Designers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Tool Designer, Industrial
Industrial tool designers are responsible for implementing and maintaining the intricate technology which performs heavy lifting in designing tools for industrial capabilities. Some may be tasked with maintaining and utilizing 3D printers to create different tools, and much of this work is done on a computer to program devices to mold plastic and metals together and create complex tools with unique solutions for problems. This work is usually carried out in groups, but may also be performed independently, and they must be able to read instrument gauges for measurements and lift at least 50 pounds.Read More...
Industrial tool designers should have prior programming and design experience, particularly in geometric dimensions and tolerance, and prior experience with engineering using CNC machines is highly beneficial. Flexibility is important to respond directly to the needs of customers, and the frequency of individual jobs can vary over time. They must be highly familiar with applied mathematics and new engineering techniques in their ever-changing fields, and due to the influx of new materials being implemented in creating modern industrial tools, an up-to-date understanding of new techniques and the evolution of CNC machinery is highly recommended.
Tool Designer, Industrial Tasks
- 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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Popular Skills for Tool Designer, Industrial
Survey results suggest that Industrial Tool Designers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with NX Unigraphics, Pro/Engineer, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 22 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include CATIA, Engineering Design, and autodesk autocad. Autodesk autocad and SolidWorks are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.
Pay by Experience Level for Tool Designer, Industrial
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Industrial Tool Designers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $42K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $52K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Industrial Tool Designers make a median salary of $58K. Industrial Tool Designers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $62K.
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