Tool Designer, Industrial Salary

Industrial Tool Designers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $56K per year, but may range from $41K to $91K per year. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,617 - $88,405
(Median)
$40K
$56K
$88K
MEDIAN: $56,123
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50%
90%

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$19.08 - $42.80
(Median)
$19
$25
$43
MEDIAN: $25.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,617 - $88,405  
   
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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$40,799 - $90,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.08 - $42.80  
   
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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$40,799 - $90,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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 using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in NX Unigraphics, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and CATIA are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Engineering Design, CATIA, and SolidWorks. 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 many Industrial Tool Designers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $49K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $53K. For Industrial Tool Designers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $64K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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Experience Affects Tool Designer, Industrial Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Tool Designer, Industrial Salaries

NX Unigraphics
up arrow 14%

National Average
$59,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

SolidWorks
up arrow 5%

CATIA
up arrow 5%

Engineering Design
up arrow 10%

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
17%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 9%
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