Tool Designer, Industrial Salary

Industrial Tool Designers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up close to three-fifths of Industrial Tool Designers. Pay fluctuates from $40K to $88K per year, but expected earnings average $57K per year. Work is enjoyable for Industrial Tool Designers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,637 - $86,558
(Median)
$40K
$57K
$87K
MEDIAN: $57,099
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50%
90%

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$18.87 - $36.83
(Median)
$19
$26
$37
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,637 - $86,558  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,629  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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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$39,889 - $87,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$18.87 - $36.83  
   
Overtime
$18.25 - $54.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,629  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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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$39,889 - $87,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in NX Unigraphics, Pro/Engineer, AutoCAD, and CATIA are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Engineering Design, SolidWorks, and CATIA. AutoCAD and SolidWorks are also commonly seen together.

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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $47K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $55K. Industrial Tool Designers bring in $64K after working for 10 to 20 years. Industrial Tool Designers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $65K.

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Experience Affects Tool Designer, Industrial Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Tool Designer, Industrial Salaries

NX Unigraphics
up arrow 13%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 11%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

CATIA
up arrow 7%

SolidWorks
up arrow 8%

Engineering Design
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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