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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Tool Engineer Salary

$100,572 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$48.35 hourly

Entry level Salary
$72,000 yearly
$72,000
10 %
$100,572
Median
$139,000
90 %

How much does a Tool Engineer make?

Tool engineers make $100,572 per year on average, or $48.35 per hour, in the United States. Tool engineers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $72,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $139,000.

Location impacts how much a tool engineer can expect to make. Tool engineers make the most in California, New York, Massachusetts, Alaska, and Washington.

Highest Paying States For Tool Engineers

The darker areas on the map show where tool engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Tool Engineer average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1California$132,077$63.508,893
2Massachusetts$111,311$53.511,988
3District of Columbia$116,249$55.89446
4Washington$108,058$51.951,760
5Oregon$105,413$50.681,060
6New York$115,936$55.742,137
7New Hampshire$102,692$49.37335
8Connecticut$105,790$50.86629
9Utah$99,410$47.79649
10New Mexico$102,402$49.23300
11Nevada$103,772$49.89276
12Maine$106,674$51.29145
13Maryland$103,648$49.831,249
14Alaska$108,511$52.1796
15Idaho$101,177$48.64240
16Virginia$97,769$47.002,111
17Rhode Island$97,767$47.00217
18Arizona$95,362$45.851,184
19New Jersey$103,317$49.671,112
20Vermont$97,522$46.89131
21Michigan$93,169$44.791,458
22Pennsylvania$96,530$46.411,600
23Oklahoma$99,282$47.73256
24West Virginia$95,448$45.89130
25Colorado$89,357$42.961,222
26Texas$87,719$42.173,378
27Illinois$89,796$43.171,775
28Delaware$86,032$41.36235
29Wisconsin$83,545$40.17843
30North Carolina$81,513$39.191,557
31Indiana$81,416$39.14941
32Iowa$83,614$40.20431
33Missouri$85,031$40.88709
34Minnesota$80,630$38.761,201
35Kansas$81,667$39.26378
36South Dakota$82,844$39.8389
37South Carolina$79,669$38.30608
38Alabama$77,118$37.08676
39Georgia$80,478$38.691,382
40Nebraska$80,465$38.69286
41Louisiana$83,185$39.99273
42Tennessee$78,232$37.61559
43Ohio$74,824$35.971,512
44Arkansas$77,153$37.09288
45Wyoming$76,747$36.9073
46North Dakota$75,635$36.36114
47Montana$75,861$36.47141
48Hawaii$60,344$29.01114
49Florida$66,568$32.001,923
50Kentucky$69,457$33.39404
51Mississippi$70,242$33.77185

Highest Paying Cities For Tool Engineers

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1San Francisco, CA$146,574$70.47
2Washington, DC$116,310$55.92
3New York, NY$115,996$55.77
4Natick, MA$111,520$53.62
5Auburn, WA$109,883$52.83
6Hillsboro, OR$104,374$50.18
7Salt Lake City, UT$98,808$47.50
8Philadelphia, PA$97,513$46.88
9Chandler, AZ$95,276$45.81
10Sterling Heights, MI$94,000$45.19
11Colorado Springs, CO$90,417$43.47
12Chicago, IL$90,091$43.31
13Austin, TX$87,423$42.03
14Saint Louis, MO$85,001$40.87
15Alpharetta, GA$81,083$38.98

Tool Engineer Salary Details

Tool Engineer Salary

What is a Tool Engineer's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$139,000$11,583$67
75th Percentile$119,000$9,917$57
Average$100,572$8,381$48
25th Percentile$84,000$7,000$40
10th Percentile$72,000$6,000$35

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Research And Development Engineer$100,521$8,377$48.33187,910
Mechanical Design Engineer$77,566$6,464$37.29120,258
Manufacturing Engineer$76,282$6,357$36.67115,384
Product Development Engineer$84,261$7,022$40.51202,155
Product Design Engineer$84,718$7,060$40.73170,485
Equipment Engineer$102,787$8,566$49.42108,449

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Apple Jobs (35)
  2. NVIDIA Jobs (18)
  3. Pure Storage Jobs (7)
  4. General Motors Jobs (12)
  5. Ford Motor Jobs (19)

Which Companies Pay Tool Engineers The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Stripe and Meta are the highest paying companies for tool engineers.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Stripe$190,249$91.4751
2Meta$184,503$88.70373
3Zoox$165,311$79.4833
4eBay$163,227$78.4720
5MongoDB$158,407$76.1636
6Apple$157,951$75.941091
7Etsy$151,499$72.842
8Amazon$150,219$72.221375
9Walmart$145,138$69.7816
10Cloudflare$144,937$69.6810
11Morgan Stanley$144,098$69.285
12NVIDIA$143,880$69.1753
13Microsoft$142,379$68.45145
14Unity Technologies$142,192$68.3622
15ngmoco$140,462$67.53
16Activision Blizzard$140,008$67.3149
17Pure Storage$139,712$67.1777
18Electronic Arts$138,193$66.447
19Xperi$136,389$65.571
20Salesforce$135,708$65.24250

How Much Do Tool Engineers Make In Different Industries?

Tool engineer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the transportation, automotive, and professional industries tend to offer much higher salaries for tool engineers. For example, tool engineers make a whopping average salary of $109,718 while working in the transportation industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $109,643 in the automotive industry and $107,181 in the professional industry.

Tool engineers may want to avoid working in the manufacturing industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $104,503.

Highest Paying Industries For Tool Engineers

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Transportation$109,718$52.75
2Automotive$109,643$52.71
3Professional$107,181$51.53
4Technology$106,442$51.17
5Manufacturing$104,503$50.24

High Paying Tool Engineer Jobs

Tool Engineer Salary Trends

The salary for a tool engineer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Tool Engineer Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$79,700$38.34
Mid Level$97,400$46.81
Senior Level$155,000$74.70

Average Tool Engineer Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Tool Engineer Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$101,000$48.35+1.9%
    2021$98,600$47.42+1.2%
    2020$97,500$46.86+1.7%
    2019$95,800$46.06+2.0%
    2018$93,900$45.15+0.7%

    Recently Added Tool Engineer Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Goodwin RecruitingTool and Die EngineerErie, PA05/30/2022$80,000
    National Recruiting NetworkTooling EngineerElkton, VA05/27/2022$70,000
    NvidiaShader Tools EngineerSanta Clara, CA05/23/2022$126,000
    NvidiaGame Console Developer Tools EngineerAustin, TX05/23/2022$126,000
    NvidiaGame Console Developer Tools EngineerHillsboro, OR05/23/2022$126,000
    NvidiaGame Console Developer Tools EngineerDurham, NC05/23/2022$126,000
    General DynamicsDevops Tools Engineer-W/Servicenow, Confluence, Jira-Remote-US Citizenship RequiredAuburn, MA05/14/2022$84,000
    AccentureFederal-Enterprise Management Tools EngineerArlington, VA05/13/2022$102,100
    AccentureJunior Security Tools EngineerWashington, DC05/12/2022$65,200
    General DynamicsDevops Tools Engineer-W/Servicenow, Confluence, Jira-Remote-US Citizenship RequiredAuburn, WA05/10/2022$84,000

    Tool Engineer Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Tool Engineers the most?

    California pays Tool Engineers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $132,077 per year, or $63.50 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Tool Engineer?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Tool Engineer if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in District of Columbia you should be paid close to $116,249 per year.

    What type of Tool Engineer gets paid the most?

    Staff Engineer gets paid the most. Staff Engineer made a median salary of $113,160. The best-paid 10 percent make $139,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $91,000.

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