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Tool Designer Salary

$87,216 (USD)

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Last updated: June 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Tool Designer is $87,216 a year and $42 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Tool Designer is between $61,487 and $108,158. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Tool Designer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Creates designs of tools, such as broaches, milling-machine cutters, and drills, and related jigs, dies, fixtures, etc.
  • Combines artistic talent with research on tool use, customer needs, marketing, materials, and production methods to create the most functional and appealing design that will be competitive with others in the marketplace.
  • Examines specifications, engineering blueprints, tool orders, and shop data and talks with engineering and shop personnel to resolve design problems related to material characteristics, dimensional tolerances, service requirements, manufacturing procedures, and cost.
Tool Designer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Mechanical Drafters

Job family population: 58,190

Estimated population of Tool Designer jobs: 4,280

Rate of error: 1.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Tool Designer Job Listings for United States

Tool Designer
May 22
Hartford, CT, USA
Quality Engineering Services
We are seeking a Tool Designer and/or a Tool Designer apprentice to become a part of our team in Wallingford, CT! You will prepare models and detailed working drawings of tools for the aerospace ...
Tool Design Engineer
Jun 7
Santa Ana, CA, USA
Tool Designer REPORTS TO : Supervisor BUSINESS UNIT/EEO JOB CLASS : Direct Labor/Professionals EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt We will pay relocation!!! Sign on bonus!!! In this position you must have ...
Tool Design Engineer
May 31
Ottumwa, IA, USA
Sunrise Systems Inc
Tool Designer II Duration: 2+ years contract Location: Ottumwa, IA Tooling Designer · Needs to sit at the Ottumwa factory. · Experience with Creo Parametric required. · Tool design experience ...
Mechanical Designer A(432)
Jun 14
Southfield, MI, USA
Della Infotech Inc.
... and tool stack up. ï‚· Coordinate and review with Technical Leaders, Project Engineers, Sr. ... original designs or adaptations requiring specialized experience. ï‚· May supervise lower level ...
Tool and Mold Designer / Estimator
May 28
Rockford, IL, USA
Malone Workforce Solutions
Tool and Mold Designer / Estimator Position Summary: * Direct hire * 1st Shift * Starting at up to $30.00 an hour * Excellent benefits, profit sharing, and 401k * Location- Rockford, IL. Tool and ...
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