Additive manufacturing salary survey 2021

Additive manufacturing salary survey 2021

Welcome to the 2021 Salary Survey for the 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing industry!

This report was made for the industry, by the industry. A special thanks to all who have participated in the survey throughout 2020.

What is a competitive salary package in Additive Manufacturing in 2021?

With the talent shortage in the additive manufacturing / 3D printing industry, an effective talent acquisition strategy couldn’t be more critical. 

This report seeks to answer the burning questions both AM employers and professionals in the AM industry may have.

  • It provides insights for AM employers to assist their talent strategy for 2021. 
  • It provides AM professionals with a salary benchmark to enable comparison.

What to expect?

A 56-page report packed with quantitative and qualitative analysis provided by additive manufacturing recruitment experts.

Explore average salaries across several seniority levels, six key disciplines and key regions (EMEA, APAC and North America). 

Explore what the talent wants; intentions to change jobs, motivations, drivers, valued benefits and more.

Explore hiring trends, in-demand roles and skills, hiring intentions, and the market trends.

Download the Salary Survey here


    Check and compare your salary level, or the salary range you offer your employees in additive manufacturing.

    Explore hiring trends

    Salaries split by discipline, hiring intentions, in-demand skills, most valued employee benefits, motivations to change jobs, in-demand disciplines and much more


    The report covers a range of seniorities; from entry-level to C-suite

    Most comprehensive study

    This is our 5th edition of the most comprehensive salary study in the Additive Manufacturing industry

    Disciplines covered

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


    The report covers key locations: EMEA, APAC and North America

    What is the salary survey?

    This is the 5th edition of the Global Additive Manufacturing Salary Survey. It is the most comprehensive salary study in the 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing industry, and provides the benchmark for remuneration packages within AM.

    The results provide key insights into additive manufacturing specific trends, salaries, hiring intentions, candidate motivations, in-demand skills, what attracts talented professionals, and more.

    The Salary Survey report can be used as a guide for organisations in setting the right remuneration packages to attract the best talent. The study helps professionals understand where they are in the talent market and what they should be getting paid. 

    alexander daniels global is a recruitment company specialized in additive manufacturing

    At Alexander Daniels Global, we have a simple vision:
    ‘To enable the Industrial Revolution in Additive Manufacturing through talent.’  We support organisations in the additive manufacturing industry to achieve their strategic objectives by partnering with them to identify, attract, engage and recruit high calibre professionals globally. We also work with talented individuals to source opportunities which will add value to their career.