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Tool Designer, Industrial Salary

With just under 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 $56K 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. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$39,775 - $88,554
(Median)
$40K
$56K
$89K
MEDIAN: $56,000
10%
50%
90%

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$18.70 - $42.49
(Median)
$19
$25
$42
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,775 - $88,554  
   
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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$40,743 - $90,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.70 - $42.49  
   
Overtime
$28.16 - $46.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$40,743 - $90,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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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Survey results show that Industrial Tool Designers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in NX Unigraphics, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Industrial Tool Designers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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 $54K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $63K. Industrial Tool Designers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $64K on average.

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Experience Affects Tool Designer, Industrial Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

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 16%

National Average
$59,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

SolidWorks
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

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