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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
70,770 2.0 % $26.43 $54,980 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.26 $20.41 $25.92 $31.30 $37.47
Annual Wage (2) $33,820 $42,460 $53,920 $65,110 $77,940


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)
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 14,820 8.24 $24.49 $50,940
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 11,490 1.91 $27.17 $56,500
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 9,960 2.05 $25.61 $53,270
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,030 0.77 $38.71 $80,520
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 3,480 0.95 $26.59 $55,300

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 14,820 8.24 $24.49 $50,940
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 9,960 2.05 $25.61 $53,270
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 11,490 1.91 $27.17 $56,500
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,040 1.72 $21.61 $44,950
Foundries 1,800 1.50 $23.59 $49,060

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 4,030 0.77 $38.71 $80,520
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,930 0.82 $33.15 $68,950
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 430 0.02 $31.69 $65,910
Management of Companies and Enterprises 240 0.01 $31.17 $64,840
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 200 0.13 $31.17 $64,830


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)
Michigan 13,310 3.06 6.36 $26.45 $55,020
Ohio 6,670 1.22 2.54 $24.94 $51,880
Illinois 5,120 0.85 1.76 $25.92 $53,920
Indiana 4,170 1.36 2.81 $25.93 $53,940
Pennsylvania 3,960 0.67 1.39 $24.60 $51,170




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)
Michigan 13,310 3.06 6.36 $26.45 $55,020
Indiana 4,170 1.36 2.81 $25.93 $53,940
Wisconsin 3,740 1.30 2.71 $25.16 $52,330
Ohio 6,670 1.22 2.54 $24.94 $51,880
Connecticut 1,760 1.06 2.19 $32.03 $66,620




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 2,270 0.68 1.42 $40.31 $83,850
Connecticut 1,760 1.06 2.19 $32.03 $66,620
Oregon 450 0.23 0.48 $31.78 $66,110
Kansas 920 0.66 1.38 $30.86 $64,180
California 2,700 0.16 0.32 $29.29 $60,930





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)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 5,980 3.02 6.26 $27.32 $56,820
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,210 0.69 1.43 $26.61 $55,350
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,650 4.66 9.67 $25.38 $52,790
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,000 0.99 2.05 (8) (8)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,550 1.80 3.75 $24.84 $51,680
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,390 1.32 2.75 $26.74 $55,610
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,380 0.70 1.45 $27.74 $57,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,370 0.22 0.46 $29.82 $62,020
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 960 0.10 0.21 $28.03 $58,310
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 940 0.86 1.79 $27.15 $56,460




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)
Waterbury, CT 590 8.76 18.19 $34.09 $70,900
Jackson, MI 410 7.34 15.24 $24.58 $51,120
Rockford, IL 780 5.24 10.87 $23.77 $49,450
Sheboygan, WI 310 5.23 10.85 $26.93 $56,010
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,650 4.66 9.67 $25.38 $52,790
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 270 4.42 9.18 $25.48 $52,990
Muncie, IN 190 4.30 8.92 $22.29 $46,370
Muskegon, MI 230 3.72 7.72 $24.68 $51,340
Grand Island, NE 130 3.11 6.44 $23.65 $49,190
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 5,980 3.02 6.26 $27.32 $56,820