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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend drilling machines to drill, bore, ream, mill, or countersink metal or plastic work pieces.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
10,870 5.4 % $20.49 $42,630 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.62 $15.05 $18.71 $24.24 $30.61
Annual Wage (2) $26,240 $31,290 $38,910 $50,420 $63,660


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 1,820 0.50 $19.84 $41,260
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 1,290 0.17 $21.72 $45,170
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 990 0.20 $18.81 $39,120
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 670 0.18 $17.64 $36,680
Employment Services 640 0.02 $19.09 $39,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 550 0.64 $21.22 $44,140
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 1,820 0.50 $19.84 $41,260
Foundries 340 0.28 $19.63 $40,830
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 250 0.26 $19.82 $41,230
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 990 0.20 $18.81 $39,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 380 0.07 $32.83 $68,280
Metal Ore Mining 70 0.17 $32.69 $68,000
Building Equipment Contractors 160 0.01 $30.35 $63,120
Ship and Boat Building 40 0.03 $26.29 $54,670
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $24.70 $51,370


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,890 0.11 1.47 $19.54 $40,650
Texas 1,150 0.09 1.25 $23.87 $49,640
Illinois 1,060 0.18 2.37 $19.99 $41,570
Indiana 720 0.23 3.15 $18.12 $37,680
Ohio 680 0.12 1.68 $20.60 $42,840




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 500 0.25 3.39 $21.52 $44,770
Indiana 720 0.23 3.15 $18.12 $37,680
Illinois 1,060 0.18 2.37 $19.99 $41,570
Louisiana 300 0.16 2.13 $23.41 $48,700
Michigan 570 0.13 1.76 $19.13 $39,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 220 0.06 0.82 $25.75 $53,550
Connecticut 70 0.04 0.56 $25.42 $52,870
Texas 1,150 0.09 1.25 $23.87 $49,640
New Jersey 420 0.10 1.38 $23.85 $49,600
Florida 220 0.02 0.34 $23.65 $49,190





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,180 0.19 2.56 $19.79 $41,170
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 890 0.19 2.57 $17.40 $36,190
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 690 0.23 3.04 $23.34 $48,540
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 310 0.15 2.09 $20.03 $41,670
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 230 0.06 0.86 $30.02 $62,430
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 190 0.07 0.92 $25.53 $53,110
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 190 0.17 2.34 $21.73 $45,190
Tulsa, OK 150 0.35 4.70 $19.27 $40,090
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.13 1.72 $23.61 $49,120
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 150 0.29 3.88 (8) (8)




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tulsa, OK 150 0.35 4.70 $19.27 $40,090
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 150 0.29 3.88 (8) (8)
Erie, PA 30 0.26 3.55 $16.50 $34,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 690 0.23 3.04 $23.34 $48,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,180 0.19 2.56 $19.79 $41,170
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 890 0.19 2.57 $17.40 $36,190
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 190 0.17 2.34 $21.73 $45,190
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 310 0.15 2.09 $20.03 $41,670
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.13 1.72 $23.61 $49,120
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.13 1.69 $19.38 $40,310




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 230 0.06 0.86 $30.02 $62,430
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL (8) (8) (8) $27.63 $57,470
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 190 0.07 0.92 $25.53 $53,110
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $24.36 $50,670
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.13 1.72 $23.61 $49,120
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $23.56 $49,010
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.42 $48,700
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 690 0.23 3.04 $23.34 $48,540
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $22.40 $46,590
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 80 0.06 0.82 $22.16 $46,100

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 260 1.62 21.86 $19.04 $39,590
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.53 7.20 $14.75 $30,680
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 2.22 $14.38 $29,910
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.87 $17.69 $36,790

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 260 1.62 21.86 $19.04 $39,590
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.53 7.20 $14.75 $30,680
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 2.22 $14.38 $29,910
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.87 $17.69 $36,790

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.82 $45,390
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 260 1.62 21.86 $19.04 $39,590
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.87 $17.69 $36,790
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.53 7.20 $14.75 $30,680
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 2.22 $14.38 $29,910


About May 2019 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020