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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
72,700 2.1 % $25.79 $53,650 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.70 $19.89 $25.36 $30.68 $36.97
Annual Wage (2) $32,660 $41,370 $52,750 $63,820 $76,900


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 17,080 9.45 $23.83 $49,560
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 12,130 2.02 $26.83 $55,810
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 9,410 1.98 $25.27 $52,570
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 3,660 0.75 $37.66 $78,340
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,270 0.56 $24.47 $50,900

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 17,080 9.45 $23.83 $49,560
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 12,130 2.02 $26.83 $55,810
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 9,410 1.98 $25.27 $52,570
Foundries 2,190 1.86 $22.70 $47,220
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 880 1.54 $21.68 $45,100

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 3,660 0.75 $37.66 $78,340
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,930 0.83 $33.32 $69,300
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $32.43 $67,450
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 410 0.02 $31.51 $65,530
Management of Companies and Enterprises 240 0.01 $31.13 $64,750


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 14,600 3.38 6.73 $25.59 $53,220
Ohio 7,000 1.29 2.57 $24.79 $51,560
Illinois 5,570 0.93 1.85 $25.83 $53,730
Indiana 4,850 1.59 3.17 $25.36 $52,740
Pennsylvania 4,270 0.73 1.45 $24.37 $50,690




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 14,600 3.38 6.73 $25.59 $53,220
Indiana 4,850 1.59 3.17 $25.36 $52,740
Wisconsin 3,780 1.33 2.64 $24.06 $50,050
Ohio 7,000 1.29 2.57 $24.79 $51,560
Connecticut 1,790 1.08 2.14 $30.60 $63,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,790 1.08 2.14 $30.60 $63,660
Kansas 860 0.62 1.24 $29.92 $62,240
Oregon 370 0.20 0.39 $29.76 $61,890
Minnesota 1,760 0.61 1.22 $28.07 $58,380
Oklahoma 440 0.28 0.55 $27.82 $57,860





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 6,900 3.50 6.96 $26.51 $55,140
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,460 0.75 1.48 $26.62 $55,360
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,720 4.79 9.54 $24.73 $51,430
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,520 1.79 3.57 $23.99 $49,900
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,390 0.71 1.41 $28.09 $58,430
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,370 1.32 2.63 $25.95 $53,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,260 0.21 0.41 $27.43 $57,050
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,100 0.12 0.23 $27.66 $57,530
Toledo, OH 960 3.23 6.43 $26.10 $54,290
Rockford, IL 910 6.10 12.15 $23.31 $48,470




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)
Jackson, MI 460 8.03 16.00 $23.73 $49,360
Waterbury, CT 510 7.54 15.01 $31.90 $66,360
Rockford, IL 910 6.10 12.15 $23.31 $48,470
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,720 4.79 9.54 $24.73 $51,430
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 290 4.64 9.23 $24.46 $50,880
Columbus, IN 190 3.83 7.62 $21.36 $44,430
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 6,900 3.50 6.96 $26.51 $55,140
Muskegon, MI 220 3.39 6.75 $23.08 $48,010
Muncie, IN 150 3.34 6.65 $21.84 $45,420
Toledo, OH 960 3.23 6.43 $26.10 $54,290