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Tool Designer, Industrial Salary

With just below three-fifths 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 workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,725 - $88,703
(Median)
$40K
$55K
$89K
MEDIAN: $55,366
10%
50%
90%

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$18.75 - $42.34
(Median)
$19
$25
$42
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,725 - $88,703  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,061  
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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$40,719 - $90,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.75 - $42.34  
   
Overtime
$28.16 - $46.49  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,061  
   
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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$40,719 - $90,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in NX Unigraphics, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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. The average inexperienced worker earns $49K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $53K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $62K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $63K.

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Experience Affects Tool Designer, Industrial Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$58,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Tool Designer, Industrial Salaries

NX Unigraphics
up arrow 17%

National Average
$58,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

SolidWorks
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
up arrow 8%

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
18%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 11%
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