For the third consecutive year, the Additive Manufacturing industry has been provided with a salary study, courtesy of Alexander Daniels Global, recruitment company specialized in the AM industry.

As a partner of Alexander Daniels Global, Women in 3D Printing was provided with early access and a recap of the study, which you can find below. 

The study found a 3.9% increase in average salaries (across disciplines, seniorities and locations) – a similar increase compared to other traditional manufacturing and engineering jobs/industries; proof that the AM industry is finding its place in the manufacturing sector.

The salary study covers not only salaries in the AM industry across regions, disciplines, and seniorities, but also covers the state of the talent market in great detail, including the talent shortage, the most in-demand roles, AM salary competitiveness, the motivations and likelihood to change jobs.

In terms of distribution of roles, women are mostly present in Marketing roles, as about 40% of marketing professionals in AM are women.  Moreover, there is a high number of female Product Managers and consultative sales roles within AM companies.

There is an increasing demand for female workforce across all disciplines; companies are looking for more diverse teams and are looking to hire more females.

There is a significant difference between the percentage of women in AM roles in large multinationals as opposed to startups; often, the start-ups are founded by men or groups of men, based on their engineering knowledge, a field that is traditionally male-dominated. There is a tendency that the first hires in these type of organizations are men, followed only by female hires at a later stage. Once the company starts growing, they realize the need for female perspective and dynamics.

In order for females to become more attracted to the AM industry, which is still largely male-dominated, companies should look to hire female managers and leaders to help attract these females to join the team.

The salary study is a useful tool providing both AM professionals and AM employers a benchmark, much needed for a young industry like additive manufacturing.

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Nora is a 3D Printing expert since 2010, particularly skilled at building strategic alliances and strong business relationships.
Named among the 20 most influential women in Additive Manufacturing every year since 2015, Nora also received the Certificate of Honor in Manufacturing by the City of San Francisco in 2017 for her work with Women in 3D Printing, and was awarded Community Advocate of the year 2018 by her peers.

She started her career in Additive Manufacturing in 2010 by joining 3D Printing service leader, Sculpteo.

Nora joined Ivaldi Group in 2018. Ivaldi Group leverages cutting-edge additive manufacturing solutions to provide on-site parts on demand services for various industries. Drawing on a breadth of additive manufacturing industry experience, Ivaldi Group works across a range of stakeholders to digitize product portfolios and improve cost, risk and delivery for all parties, providing a Part Replacement as a Service solution.
As the VP of Strategy, Nora works closely with the CEO to build and implement the company's strategies in various segments: from core business value to customer relationship and parts production and delivery.

Nora founded Women in 3D Printing in 2014 to promote women leaders in the Additive Manufacturing industry. She also co-initiated and co-organizes #3DTalk, an industry-specific and educational event series featuring women in the 3D Printing and related industries. #3DTalks are global events hosted in various cities across the USA and Europe.

Pursuing her vision for more social inclusion, she joined 3D Africa as Board Advisor. 3D Africa is a youth and women economic empowerment program developed by the Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF), a nonprofit organization with years of experience combining education, technology, and economic development to transform economically challenged populations into self-sustainable communities. 3D Africa is part of the YTF’s Clinton Global Initiative 2016 Commitment to Action.

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