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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2023

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 machinistsí 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:

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)
58,150 1.1 % $ 29.82 $ 62,020 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Tool and Die Makers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 19.50 $ 23.59 $ 29.56 $ 35.59 $ 39.29
Annual Wage (2) $ 40,560 $ 49,070 $ 61,490 $ 74,030 $ 81,720


Industry profile for Tool and Die Makers:

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 10,240 6.31 $ 27.84 $ 57,910
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 9,760 1.75 $ 31.52 $ 65,560
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 8,460 1.80 $ 30.50 $ 63,440
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,860 0.64 $ 28.30 $ 58,870
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 2,760 0.81 $ 29.94 $ 62,270

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 10,240 6.31 $ 27.84 $ 57,910
Foundries 2,710 2.53 $ 24.70 $ 51,380
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 8,460 1.80 $ 30.50 $ 63,440
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 9,760 1.75 $ 31.52 $ 65,560
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 840 1.40 $ 24.44 $ 50,830

Top paying industries for Tool and Die Makers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 60 0.01 $ 41.53 $ 86,390
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,680 0.59 $ 37.78 $ 78,590
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,700 0.53 $ 37.61 $ 78,220
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding State and Local Government Schools and Hospitals and the U.S. Postal Service (OEWS Designation) 380 0.02 $ 36.31 $ 75,520
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 60 0.02 $ 36.07 $ 75,030


Geographic profile for Tool and Die Makers:

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.



Map of employment of tool and die makers by state, May 2023


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 9,000 2.07 5.40 $ 30.53 $ 63,500
Ohio 5,710 1.04 2.73 $ 29.30 $ 60,950
Illinois 4,900 0.82 2.13 $ 28.81 $ 59,930
Indiana 3,760 1.19 3.11 $ 30.07 $ 62,550
Wisconsin 3,470 1.20 3.14 $ 29.48 $ 61,310


Map of location quotient of tool and die makers by state, May 2023


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 9,000 2.07 5.40 $ 30.53 $ 63,500
Wisconsin 3,470 1.20 3.14 $ 29.48 $ 61,310
Indiana 3,760 1.19 3.11 $ 30.07 $ 62,550
Connecticut 1,880 1.13 2.95 $ 34.31 $ 71,360
Ohio 5,710 1.04 2.73 $ 29.30 $ 60,950


Map of annual mean wages of tool and die makers by state, May 2023


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)
Washington 1,130 0.32 0.84 $ 37.64 $ 78,290
Oregon 280 0.14 0.37 $ 35.92 $ 74,710
Maine 90 0.14 0.38 $ 34.75 $ 72,290
Connecticut 1,880 1.13 2.95 $ 34.31 $ 71,360
Vermont 170 0.56 1.46 $ 33.63 $ 69,950



Map of employment of tool and die makers by area, May 2023


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 4,690 2.47 6.44 $ 31.83 $ 66,200
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,400 0.75 1.97 $ 29.96 $ 62,320
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,630 3.04 7.93 $ 29.52 $ 61,410
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,310 1.61 4.21 $ 30.23 $ 62,880
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,220 1.22 3.18 $ 30.41 $ 63,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 950 0.15 0.40 $ 33.86 $ 70,420
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 950 0.10 0.26 $ 33.41 $ 69,500
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 900 0.47 1.23 $ 30.53 $ 63,500
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 870 0.81 2.11 $ 29.29 $ 60,930
St. Louis, MO-IL 850 0.64 1.68 $ 29.02 $ 60,350


Map of location quotient of tool and die makers by area, May 2023


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)
Waterbury, CT 370 5.52 14.40 $ 35.55 $ 73,950
Sheboygan, WI 270 4.47 11.66 $ 31.64 $ 65,820
Columbus, IN 190 3.72 9.73 $ 27.58 $ 57,360
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 180 3.11 8.11 $ 26.44 $ 55,000
Muskegon, MI 190 3.07 8.03 $ 26.85 $ 55,850
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,630 3.04 7.93 $ 29.52 $ 61,410
Jackson, MI 170 2.92 7.63 $ 28.79 $ 59,880
Mansfield, OH 130 2.83 7.39 $ 27.38 $ 56,950
Jackson, TN 190 2.77 7.24 $ 24.93 $ 51,860
Rockford, IL 350 2.52 6.58 $ 26.38 $ 54,860


Map of annual mean wages of tool and die makers by area, May 2023


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)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 810 0.39 1.01 $ 40.34 $ 83,900
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 50 0.05 0.12 $ 39.58 $ 82,330
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 190 0.08 0.20 $ 37.43 $ 77,850
Stockton-Lodi, CA 40 0.13 0.34 $ 36.12 $ 75,130
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 130 0.08 0.22 $ 35.92 $ 74,720
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 260 0.21 0.56 $ 35.88 $ 74,620
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 70 0.17 0.44 $ 35.78 $ 74,420
Waterbury, CT 370 5.52 14.40 $ 35.55 $ 73,950
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 310 0.58 1.52 $ 35.28 $ 73,390
New Haven, CT 250 0.86 2.24 $ 35.25 $ 73,320

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 830 3.35 8.74 $ 28.47 $ 59,210
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 650 2.46 6.44 $ 27.29 $ 56,750
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 620 2.93 7.64 $ 28.76 $ 59,830
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 510 1.58 4.13 $ 28.28 $ 58,830
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 510 3.41 8.89 $ 26.29 $ 54,690

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)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 400 3.59 9.37 $ 25.28 $ 52,570
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 510 3.41 8.89 $ 26.29 $ 54,690
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 830 3.35 8.74 $ 28.47 $ 59,210
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 330 3.12 8.14 $ 21.42 $ 44,550
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 620 2.93 7.64 $ 28.76 $ 59,830

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 110 1.11 2.90 $ 35.21 $ 73,230
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 80 1.35 3.54 $ 32.87 $ 68,360
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 1.16 $ 32.40 $ 67,390
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 1.57 $ 31.63 $ 65,790
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.45 3.78 $ 30.82 $ 64,110


About May 2023 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 2023 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2023 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2023 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2023 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2023 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 3, 2024