Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
11,400 5.3 % $19.95 $41,490 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.00 $14.36 $18.28 $24.00 $30.13
Annual Wage (2) $24,960 $29,860 $38,020 $49,930 $62,680


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 2,090 0.58 $18.50 $38,490
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 1,230 0.17 $21.32 $44,350
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 950 1.15 $20.02 $41,630
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 930 0.20 $17.42 $36,220
Employment Services 610 0.02 $19.15 $39,840

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 950 1.15 $20.02 $41,630
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 2,090 0.58 $18.50 $38,490
Foundries 390 0.33 $19.23 $39,990
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 500 0.28 $20.53 $42,710
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 200 0.21 $20.42 $42,460

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 0.08 $30.57 $63,590
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $30.27 $62,960
Utility System Construction 80 0.01 $27.97 $58,180
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $24.32 $50,590
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 90 0.06 $23.25 $48,350


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 1,730 0.10 1.29 $18.91 $39,330
Michigan 1,000 0.23 2.95 $19.34 $40,230
Texas 930 0.08 0.97 $23.62 $49,130
Indiana 880 0.29 3.65 $17.38 $36,150
Illinois 840 0.14 1.79 $18.85 $39,220




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 690 0.36 4.53 $19.94 $41,480
Indiana 880 0.29 3.65 $17.38 $36,150
Michigan 1,000 0.23 2.95 $19.34 $40,230
Oklahoma 310 0.19 2.44 $19.08 $39,680
Louisiana 320 0.17 2.11 $23.87 $49,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 90 0.07 0.83 $25.93 $53,930
Connecticut 60 0.04 0.49 $25.47 $52,970
Maryland 50 0.02 0.26 $25.03 $52,070
Massachusetts 260 0.07 0.91 $24.06 $50,040
Louisiana 320 0.17 2.11 $23.87 $49,660





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 1,040 0.17 2.16 $18.81 $39,120
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 820 0.18 2.23 $17.14 $35,660
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 580 0.19 2.47 $22.92 $47,670
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 520 0.26 3.32 $19.73 $41,040
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 470 0.05 0.63 (8) (8)
Tulsa, OK 240 0.56 7.07 $18.51 $38,500
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 210 0.07 0.95 $24.56 $51,080
Akron, OH 200 0.62 7.89 $19.77 $41,120
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 180 0.16 2.07 $20.74 $43,150
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 160 0.29 3.67 $20.69 $43,030




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)
Akron, OH 200 0.62 7.89 $19.77 $41,120
Tulsa, OK 240 0.56 7.07 $18.51 $38,500
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 160 0.29 3.67 $20.69 $43,030
Boulder, CO 50 0.28 3.58 $21.43 $44,570
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 520 0.26 3.32 $19.73 $41,040
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 40 0.20 2.57 $18.97 $39,460
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 580 0.19 2.47 $22.92 $47,670
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 820 0.18 2.23 $17.14 $35,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,040 0.17 2.16 $18.81 $39,120
Huntsville, AL 40 0.17 2.10 $13.17 $27,400




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 150 0.04 0.54 $32.30 $67,180
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 210 0.07 0.95 $24.56 $51,080
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 130 0.11 1.40 $23.89 $49,700
Worcester, MA-CT 30 0.12 1.53 $23.86 $49,620
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 50 0.03 0.44 $23.55 $48,980
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 580 0.19 2.47 $22.92 $47,670
Cleveland-Elyria, OH (8) (8) (8) $22.72 $47,270
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 80 0.10 1.25 $22.65 $47,110
Boulder, CO 50 0.28 3.58 $21.43 $44,570
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 70 0.06 0.72 $21.12 $43,920

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.30 3.80 $17.08 $35,530
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 0.57 7.20 (8) (8)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 3.00 $17.70 $36,820
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 4.15 $17.14 $35,650
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 3.99 $19.25 $40,040

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)
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 0.57 7.20 (8) (8)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 4.15 $17.14 $35,650
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 3.99 $19.25 $40,040
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.30 3.80 $17.08 $35,530
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 3.00 $17.70 $36,820

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) $20.64 $42,940
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.20 $42,010
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 3.99 $19.25 $40,040
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.83 $37,090
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 3.00 $17.70 $36,820


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019