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.

$39,847 - $75,123
(Median)
$40K
$55K
$75K
MEDIAN: $54,849
10%
50%
90%

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$15.30 - $39.33
(Median)
$15
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,847 - $75,123  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
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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$39,629 - $83,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.30 - $39.33  
   
Overtime
$17.97 - $55.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$4,000  
   
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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$39,629 - $83,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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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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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Experience Affects Tool Designer, Industrial Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%


Skills That Affect Tool Designer, Industrial Salaries

NX Unigraphics
up arrow 25%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 22%

up arrow 11%

SolidWorks
0%

National Average
$54,000

autodesk autocad
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 5%

CATIA
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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