Tool Designer, Industrial Salary

With just below three-fifths of Industrial Tool Designers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $41K to $90K per year and averages out to $56K per year. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,668 - $88,255

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$19.17 - $42.49

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,668 - $88,255  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,082  
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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$40,927 - $90,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.17 - $42.49  
   
Overtime
$27.44 - $46.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,082  
   
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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$40,927 - $90,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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 report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in NX Unigraphics, AutoCAD, CATIA, and SolidWorks are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $49K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $53K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $62K. 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 $63K.

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Experience Affects Tool Designer, Industrial Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$58,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Tool Designer, Industrial Salaries

NX Unigraphics
up arrow 16%

National Average
$58,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

CATIA
up arrow 4%

SolidWorks
up arrow 5%

Engineering Design
up arrow 9%

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
4%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 9%
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