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Tool Maker Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$49,000
$38,000
$49,000
$63,000
The average tool maker makes about $49,573 per year. That's $23.83 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $38,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $63,000. Many of tool makers seem to be drawn to manufacturing and technology companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case tool makers tend to work at technology, automotive, and retail companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Alaska, Delaware and Maryland pay tool makers the highest salaries.
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Map of Tool Maker Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Tool Maker Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Alaska, Delaware and Maryland, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for tool makers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Maine, Georgia, and Arkansas.

City
Average Salary
Columbia, MD
Columbia, MD
$51,137
$51k
New Britain, CT
New Britain, CT
$49,126
$49k
Kettering, OH
Kettering, OH
$49,066
$49k
Spanish Fork, UT
Spanish Fork, UT
$48,575
$49k
Omaha, NE
Omaha, NE
$48,489
$48k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$48,443
$48k
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City, MO
$47,961
$48k
Merrimack, NH
Merrimack, NH
$47,550
$48k
Tupelo, MS
Tupelo, MS
$46,278
$46k
Petaluma, CA
Petaluma, CA
$45,624
$46k

High Paying Tool Maker Jobs

Average Tool Maker Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a tool maker, working for General Electric or Cyient might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Boeing and Lockheed Martin report highly competitive salaries for tool makers.

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Tool Maker Salary History

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    Average Tool Maker Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, tool maker salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that technology, automotive, and retail companies tend to offer much higher salaries for tool makers. For example, tool makers make a whopping average salary of $58,249 while working for technology companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $55,303 at automotive companies and $48,514 at retail companies. But tool makers may want to avoid working in the manufacturing industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $47,682.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Technology
    Technology
    $58,249
    $58k
    Automotive
    Automotive
    $55,303
    $55k
    Retail
    Retail
    $48,514
    $49k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $47,682
    $48k

    Tool Maker Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a tool maker 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.

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