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Tool Designer, Industrial Salary

With about three in five 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 $55K annually and can range from $41K on the lower end to $90K per year near the higher end. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths.

$40,120 - $88,554
(Median)
$40K
$55K
$89K
MEDIAN: $54,783
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50%
90%

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$18.89 - $41.88
(Median)
$19
$25
$42
MEDIAN: $24.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,120 - $88,554  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
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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$41,372 - $89,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.89 - $41.88  
   
Overtime
$28.24 - $46.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
   
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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$41,372 - $89,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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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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Typical Industrial Tool Designers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in NX Unigraphics, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $50K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $53K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Tool Designer, Industrial Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$58,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Tool Designer, Industrial Salaries

NX Unigraphics
up arrow 18%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

SolidWorks
up arrow 1%

National Average
$58,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 12%