Additive manufacturing salary survey report
2023

Download the 2023 Additive Manufacturing salary survey report – the industry’s leading salary study.

Explore insights into hiring trends across 3D printing careers and remuneration packages across the additive manufacturing industry.

Additive manufacturing SALARY SURVEY report 2023

Download the 2023 Additive Manufacturing salary survey report – the industry’s leading salary study.

Explore insights into hiring trends across 3D printing careers and remuneration packages across the additive manufacturing industry.

Launching Monday, January 23 at 12:00pm GMT

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This 70-page report is created for the industry, by the industry, and addresses various hot topics that emerged in AM throughout 2022.

What’s Included?

  • The state of the talent and hiring landscape
  • Predictions and comments from industry experts
    • Markus Seibold (Co-Founder & CEO, MakerVerse)
    • Media Collaboration:
      • Michael Molitch-Hou (Editor in Chief, 3DPrint.com)
      • Matt Kremenetsky (Macro Analyst, 3DPrint.com)
      • SmarTech Analysis
  • Most in-demand roles vs available talent
  • What motivates Talent in 2023
  • A spotlight on Supply Chain, and AM’s place in global supply chains
  • Salary analyses of 6 key disciplines in additive manufacturing across EMEA, North America & Canada and APAC.

What is the
salary survey?

What is the
salary survey?

At Alexander Daniels Global, we proudly produce the most comprehensive salary study in the 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing industry. Our report provides the benchmark for remuneration packages across the AM industry, serving as a valuable resource for all 3D printing professionals.

The results from our salary survey provide key industry insights – from salaries and hiring intentions to candidate motivations and in-demand skills. Our salary survey report can be used as a guide for organizations when evaluating their remuneration packages and professionals examining their position in the talent market. 

2023 marks the 7th edition of the Global Additive Manufacturing Salary Survey Report, so don’t miss out on these valuable industry insights!

 

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3D Printing Jobs Salary Survey Insights

3D Printing Jobs Salary Survey Insights

BENCHMARK AVERAGE SALARIES

Our salary benchmark allows you to compare your offering against the industry average.

Explore hiring trends

Discover the latest hiring trends from employers' hiring intentions and in-demand skills to the most valued employee benefits and much more.

Seniorities

Discover how salaries progress in the additive manufacturing industry. Our report covers a range of seniorities, from entry-level to C-suite.

Most comprehensive study

Investigate 3D printing salary insights with the 7th edition of the most comprehensive salary study in the Additive Manufacturing industry.

Disciplines covered

Delve into salary details across six key job disciplines: R&D and Engineering, Sales, Service, Application & Consulting, Marketing and Software.

Locations

Gain insights into industry statistics not only in your own country, but worldwide! The report covers key locations: EMEA, APAC and North America.

FAQs that the Report Can Answer

Our 70-page report is packed with quantitative and qualitative analysis provided by additive manufacturing recruitment experts. Access recruitment and salary trends in the 3D printing industry.

In 2023, the most in demand 3D printing jobs are Sales and R&D, with 65% of companies saying they intend to hire Sales and Research and Development professionals.

When reviewing data across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and North America, our data found that the companies surveyed were most likely to offer:

  • Flexible working hours/ / Working from home
  • Paid sick days
  • Private healthcare and insurance / 401k

Results from the 2023 AM Salary Survey showed that the North America saw the biggest increase in salaries across all disciplines and seniorities in the additive manufacturing industry – they saw a 12.6% increase in salary on the previous year.

In EMEA, a 3D printing application engineer could earn the following:

  • A junior application engineer could earn between €35,000 – €85,000
  • A senior application engineer could earn between €40,000 – €100,000
  • A lead engineer or manager could earn between €55,000 – €120,000

In North America, an employee in the same discipline could earn the following:

  • A junior application engineer could earn between $45,000 – $105,000
  • A senior application engineer could earn between $65,000 – $150,000
  • A lead engineer or manager could earn between $80,000 – $160,000.

Of course, this is also dependent on location, company size and experience. Download the full report to access data for senior managers and C level professionals.

In EMEA, a 3D printing sales professional could earn the following:

  • A junior sales professional could earn between €30,000 – €65,000
  • A senior sales professional could earn between €45,000 – €90,000
  • A sales manager could earn between €55,000 – €130,000

In North America, an additive manufacturing sales professional could earn the following:

  • A junior sales professional could earn between $50,000 – $75,000
  • A senior sales professional could earn between $60,000 – $125,000
  • A sales manager could earn between $70,000 – $150,000

Of course, this is dependent on location, company size and experience. Download the full report to access data for senior managers and C level professionals.

Sales professionals typically earn commission on top of their base salaries, with the most commonly adopted commission structure for AM sales professionals being a 70:30 salary to commission split.

In EMEA, a 3D printing R&D or engineering professional could earn the following:

  • A junior R&D engineer could earn between €30,000 – €70,000
  • A senior R&D engineer could earn between €40,000 – €85,000
  • A R&D or engineering manager could earn between €55,000 – €115,000

In North America, an additive manufacturing R&D or engineering professional could earn the following:

  • A junior R&D engineer could earn between €45,000 – €115,000
  • A senior R&D engineer could earn between €70,000 – €160,000
  • A R&D or engineering manager could earn between €80,000 – €180,000

Again, this is dependent on location, company size and experience. Download the full report to access data for senior managers and C level professionals.

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Sales. From the data collected in Q4 of 2021, the most in demand discipline in the 3D printing industry was Sales – with 69% of companies saying they would be hiring Sales professionals throughout 2022.

Across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and North America, our data found that the companies surveyed were most likely to offer flexible working or work from home, paid sick days and remote working as benefits for their employees.

Results from the 2022 AM Salary Survey showed that the EMEA region saw the biggest increase in salaries across all disciplines and seniorities in the additive manufacturing industry – they saw a 10% increase in salary on the previous year.

In Europe, a 3D printing application engineer could earn the following:

  • A junior application engineer could earn between €34,000 – €68,000
  • A senior application engineer could earn between €40,000 – €87,000
  • A lead engineer or manager could earn between €60,000 – €119,000

In North America, an employee in the same discipline could earn the following:

  • A junior application engineer could earn between $38,000 – $75,000
  • A senior application engineer could earn between $52,000 – $91,000
  • A lead engineer or manager could earn between $70,000 – $125,000.

Of course, this is also dependent on location, company size and experience.

In Europe, a 3D printing sales professional could earn the following:

  • A junior sales professional could earn between €25,000 – €70,000
  • A senior sales professional could earn between €38,000 – €104,000
  • A sales manager could earn between €56,000 – €140,000

In North America, an additive manufacturing sales professional could earn the following:

  • A junior sales professional could earn between $44,000 – $88,000
  • A senior sales professional could earn between $55,000 – $127,000
  • A sales manager could earn between $74,000 – $180,000

Of course, in both Europe and the US, this is dependent on location, company size and experience. The report also shares salary data for senior managers and C level professionals.

Sales professionals typically earn commission on top of their base salaries, with the most commonly adopted commission structure for Sales professionals being a 70:30 salary to commission split.

In Europe, a 3D printing R&D or engineering professional could earn the following:

  • A junior R&D engineer could earn between €30,000 – €63,000
  • A senior R&D engineer could earn between €42,000 – €88,000
  • A R&D or engineering manager could earn between €59,000 – €123,000

In North America, an additive manufacturing R&D or engineering professional could earn the following:

  • A junior R&D engineer could earn between €45,000 – €92,000
  • A senior R&D engineer could earn between €65,000 – €160,000
  • A R&D or engineering manager could earn between €79,000 – €170,000

Of course, in both Europe and the US, this is dependent on location, company size and experience. The report also shares salary data for senior managers and C level professionals.

A Special Thanks

A Special Thanks

This report would not be possible without the contribution from and support of the industry. The 2023 AM Salary Survey report is made for the industry, by the industry, to help employers understand hiring trends and create an effective talent acquisition strategy, and to provide reliable salary benchmarking for professionals in the market. 

A special thanks to all who have participated in the survey throughout last year and in particular to the report contributors:

This report would not be possible without the support and contributions of industry professionals. The 2023 AM Salary Survey report is made with additive manufacturing experts and employers in mind to help create an effective talent acquisition strategy and to provide reliable salary benchmarking for professionals in the market. 

A special thanks to all who have participated in the survey throughout the last year, and in particular, our report contributors:

THE 2022 REPORT

Click here to download the 2022 Additive Manufacturing Salary Survey Report.
Released in 2022.

Report archive

THE 2021 REPORT

Click here to download the 2021 Additive Manufacturing Salary Survey Report.
Released in 2021.

THE 2019 REPORT

Click here to download the 2019 Additive Manufacturing Salary Survey Report.
Released in 2020.

THE 2018 REPORT

Click here to download the 2019 Additive Manufacturing Salary Survey Report.
Released in 2019.

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