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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

51-4111 Tool and Die Makers

Analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists' hand tools.


National estimates for Tool and Die Makers
Industry profile for Tool and Die Makers
Geographic profile for Tool and Die Makers

National estimates for Tool and Die Makers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Tool and Die Makers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
61,190 2.1 % $ 26.69 $ 55,520 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Tool and Die Makers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.75 $ 20.91 $ 26.33 $ 31.84 $ 38.02
Annual Wage (2) $ 34,840 $ 43,500 $ 54,760 $ 66,220 $ 79,090


Industry profile for Tool and Die Makers: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Tool and Die Makers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Tool and Die Makers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Tool and Die Makers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 14,020 8.40 $ 24.81 $ 51,600
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 8,450 1.87 $ 26.03 $ 54,140
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 8,000 1.68 $ 28.78 $ 59,860
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 3,150 0.92 $ 26.69 $ 55,510
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 3,020 0.58 $ 33.24 $ 69,140

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Tool and Die Makers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 14,020 8.40 $ 24.81 $ 51,600
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 8,450 1.87 $ 26.03 $ 54,140
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 8,000 1.68 $ 28.78 $ 59,860
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 920 1.64 $ 22.49 $ 46,770
Foundries 1,540 1.45 $ 24.58 $ 51,120

Top paying industries for Tool and Die Makers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,770 0.82 $ 33.96 $ 70,630
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 410 0.02 $ 33.37 $ 69,410
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 3,020 0.58 $ 33.24 $ 69,140
Management of Companies and Enterprises 180 0.01 $ 32.00 $ 66,570
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 220 0.13 $ 31.66 $ 65,860


Geographic profile for Tool and Die Makers: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Tool and Die Makers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Tool and Die Makers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Tool and Die Makers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 9,910 2.53 5.74 $ 27.42 $ 57,040
Ohio 5,460 1.06 2.42 $ 25.22 $ 52,450
Illinois 4,450 0.79 1.80 $ 26.07 $ 54,230
Pennsylvania 3,670 0.67 1.51 $ 24.86 $ 51,700
Wisconsin 3,550 1.31 2.98 $ 26.19 $ 54,480




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tool and Die Makers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 9,910 2.53 5.74 $ 27.42 $ 57,040
Wisconsin 3,550 1.31 2.98 $ 26.19 $ 54,480
Indiana 3,280 1.12 2.55 $ 27.16 $ 56,490
Kentucky 1,920 1.07 2.44 $ 27.68 $ 57,560
Ohio 5,460 1.06 2.42 $ 25.22 $ 52,450




Top paying states for Tool and Die Makers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,500 0.98 2.22 $ 32.58 $ 67,770
Oregon 400 0.22 0.50 $ 32.04 $ 66,650
Washington 1,630 0.51 1.16 $ 31.34 $ 65,190
California 2,680 0.16 0.37 $ 30.22 $ 62,850
Maine 80 0.13 0.30 $ 29.70 $ 61,770





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Tool and Die Makers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 4,700 2.64 6.00 $ 27.83 $ 57,890
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,720 0.62 1.42 $ 26.93 $ 56,020
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,270 4.40 10.00 $ 26.80 $ 55,740
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,500 1.87 4.26 $ 26.29 $ 54,670
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,490 0.80 1.83 $ 28.72 $ 59,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,420 0.24 0.55 $ 30.08 $ 62,570
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,220 1.24 2.81 $ 25.06 $ 52,130
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,190 0.61 1.38 $ 33.14 $ 68,920
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 900 0.25 0.57 $ 26.28 $ 54,650
Rockford, IL 880 6.55 14.89 $ 24.22 $ 50,370




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tool and Die Makers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jackson, MI 370 7.98 18.15 $ 25.73 $ 53,520
Waterbury, CT 470 7.50 17.05 $ 34.02 $ 70,760
Rockford, IL 880 6.55 14.89 $ 24.22 $ 50,370
Sheboygan, WI 310 5.41 12.30 $ 26.69 $ 55,520
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,270 4.40 10.00 $ 26.80 $ 55,740
Muncie, IN 170 3.90 8.86 $ 22.73 $ 47,280
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 210 3.79 8.61 $ 26.95 $ 56,060
Muskegon, MI 170 3.14 7.14 $ 26.92 $ 56,000
Grand Island, NE 120 3.08 7.00 $ 25.06 $ 52,130
Racine, WI 200 2.81 6.39 $ 28.57 $ 59,430




Top paying metropolitan areas for Tool and Die Makers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Flint, MI 300 2.49 5.67 $ 35.77 $ 74,390
New Haven, CT 160 0.59 1.33 $ 35.35 $ 73,530
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 210 0.09 0.21 $ 34.82 $ 72,420
Waterbury, CT 470 7.50 17.05 $ 34.02 $ 70,760
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,190 0.61 1.38 $ 33.14 $ 68,920
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 190 0.14 0.31 $ 32.94 $ 68,510
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 370 0.32 0.73 $ 32.73 $ 68,070
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 140 0.38 0.87 $ 32.50 $ 67,600
Lexington-Fayette, KY 220 0.85 1.93 $ 31.70 $ 65,930
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 600 1.08 2.46 $ 31.55 $ 65,620

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Tool and Die Makers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 800 3.35 7.60 $ 25.19 $ 52,390
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 630 2.03 4.62 $ 22.28 $ 46,340
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 610 2.50 5.67 $ 24.15 $ 50,230
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 440 2.18 4.96 $ 24.55 $ 51,070
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 440 2.98 6.77 $ 22.34 $ 46,470

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tool and Die Makers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 800 3.35 7.60 $ 25.19 $ 52,390
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 440 2.98 6.77 $ 22.34 $ 46,470
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 380 2.74 6.22 $ 23.39 $ 48,650
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 260 2.59 5.89 $ 23.13 $ 48,120
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 210 2.51 5.71 $ 22.17 $ 46,100

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Tool and Die Makers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 40 1.41 3.20 $ 30.85 $ 64,170
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 130 1.32 3.01 $ 29.96 $ 62,320
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 110 0.98 2.23 $ 29.48 $ 61,320
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 0.91 $ 28.79 $ 59,890
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 370 2.05 4.66 $ 28.73 $ 59,770


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021