Tool Designer, Industrial Salary

Just below three-fifths of Industrial Tool Designers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $41K to $90K per year, and the average comes out to $56K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most Industrial Tool Designers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average.

$39,617 - $88,405
(Median)
$40K
$56K
$88K
MEDIAN: $56,123
10%
50%
90%

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$19.13 - $42.64
(Median)
$19
$25
$43
MEDIAN: $25.00
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
$39,617 - $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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$40,842 - $90,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.13 - $42.64  
   
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).
)
$40,842 - $90,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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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Survey results suggest that Industrial Tool Designers put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $49K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $53K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Industrial Tool Designers make a median salary of $63K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Tool Designer, Industrial Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Tool Designer, Industrial Salaries

NX Unigraphics
up arrow 15%

National Average
$59,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

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
40%

Common Health Benefits

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