Tool Designer, Industrial Salary

With nearly two in three of Industrial Tool Designers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Industrial Tool Designers is $59K annually and can range from $40K on the lower end to $85K per year near the higher end. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,452 - $78,143
$40K
$59K
$78K
MEDIAN: $59,099
10%
50%
90%

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$14.90 - $40.27
$15
$24
$40
MEDIAN: $23.96
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,452 - $78,143  
   
Bonus
$1,014 - $9,091  
Total Pay (?
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$39,848 - $85,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $40.27  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $56.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,014 - $9,091  
   
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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$39,848 - $85,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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.

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Tool Designer, Industrial Tasks

  • 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.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues in production and communicate with affected departments.
  • Draft specifications or drawings to produce tools or fixtures.

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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, skills in Pro/Engineer, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and NX Unigraphics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include CATIA, Engineering Design, and autodesk autocad. Those with knowledge of autodesk autocad tend to be skilled in SolidWorks as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Tool Designer, Industrial

Pay by Experience for a Tool Designer, Industrial has a positive trend. An entry-level Tool Designer, Industrial with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Tool Designer, Industrial with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Tool Designer, Industrial which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 18 salaries. A Tool Designer, Industrial with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 35 salaries.

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Key Stats for Tool Designer, Industrial

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
55%
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Experience Affects Tool Designer, Industrial Salaries

▲20%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Tool Designer, Industrial Salaries

Pro/Engineer
▲18%

▲7%

National Average
$56,000

▼2%

NX Unigraphics
▼4%


Engineering Design
▼9%

CATIA
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
55%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 15%