Tool Engineer Statistics in the US

The average employee age for tool engineers is 41 years. The tool engineer workforce reached a whopping 8,385 in 2020!

Among tool engineers, we discovered that 5.9% of them are women, while 88.2% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among tool engineers is White, which makes up 77.6% of all tool engineers. Comparatively, there are 8.8% of the Asian ethnicity and 8.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. Tool engineers are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, tool engineers are more likely to find a job in the manufacturing industry.

From where do we know all information about tool engineer demographics? We analyzed 2,139 tool engineers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Tool Engineer Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as tool engineers. Keep reading to find out what the results for tool engineers were.

Tool Engineer Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among tool engineers is White, which makes up 77.6% of all tool engineers. Comparatively, there are 8.8% of the Asian ethnicity and 8.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 77.6%
  • Asian, 8.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 8.3%
  • Black or African American, 3.1%
  • Unknown, 1.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Tool Engineers

The chart below shows that 23.1% of tool engineers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is German at 17.3% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 15.4%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 23.1%
  • German, 17.3%
  • Chinese, 15.4%
  • Mandarin, 7.7%
  • Russian, 5.8%
  • Other, 30.7%

Most Common Degree for Tool Engineer

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for tool engineers. The most common degree for tool engineers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 50% of tool engineers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 17% and rounding it off is master's degree with 14%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 52%
  • Associate degree, 21%
  • Certificate degree, 13%
  • Masters degree, 7%
  • Other Degrees, 7%

Tool Engineer Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among tool engineers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Tool Engineer Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the tool engineer position over time.


Tool Engineer Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of tool engineers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of tool engineers based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Tool Engineer

By looking over 2,139 tool engineers resumes, we figured out that the average tool engineer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 35%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Tool Engineer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of tool engineer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of tool engineers is 40+ years old, which represents 52% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Tool Engineers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, machine tool designer and senior electronics design engineer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Domestic Engineer13%83%
Tool Engineer88%6%
Senior Field Service Engineer93%4%
Senior Electronics Design Engineer94%2%
Machine Tool Designer95%2%
Machine Tool Designer
Senior Electronics Design Engineer
Senior Field Service Engineer
Tool Engineer
Domestic Engineer

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Tool Engineers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to tool engineers.

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Job Titleascdesc
Hardware Development Engineer3.53%
Transmitter Engineer4.72%
Track Production Engineer5.29%
Tool Engineer6.59%
Industrial Engineering Supervisor7.24%
Environmental Engineering Internship7.40%
Master Lay Out Specialist8.02%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Tool Engineer?

Male Income
Female Income

Tool Engineer Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Hispanic or Latino men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Tool Engineer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Bachelor's Degree$91,431
Master's Degree$105,884
Doctorate Degree$119,891

Tool Engineer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Tool Engineer Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a tool engineer can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of tool engineers is $140,686. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Tool Engineers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where tool engineers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Tool Engineers Located?

By looking through more than 2,139 resumes, we found that the most popular places for tool engineers are MI, Auburn Hills and OH, Cleveland.

Number of Tool Engineers

Where Are Tool Engineers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country tool engineers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Tool Engineer Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ tool engineers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most tool engineers is the manufacturing industry.

What Percentage Of Tool Engineer Jobs Are Remote?

16.1% Remote

Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

83.9% On-Site

Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire tool engineers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Tool Engineer Work In

Employees with the tool engineer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most tool engineers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ tool engineers. Those industries include manufacturing, technology and automotive.

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