Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
12,290 4.2 % $18.69 $38,880 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.27 $13.67 $17.50 $22.52 $27.72
Annual Wage (2) $23,450 $28,440 $36,410 $46,850 $57,660


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 1,670 0.47 $17.56 $36,520
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 880 0.33 $16.46 $34,230
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 820 0.45 $18.90 $39,320
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 720 0.19 $16.67 $34,670
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 680 0.26 $21.00 $43,690

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hardware Manufacturing 170 0.70 $17.65 $36,700
Forging and Stamping 460 0.48 $19.56 $40,680
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 1,670 0.47 $17.56 $36,520
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 820 0.45 $18.90 $39,320
Foundries 440 0.36 $16.63 $34,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $25.57 $53,180
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 70 0.02 $24.84 $51,660
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 110 0.01 $24.09 $50,110
Support Activities for Mining 30 0.01 $23.41 $48,690
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 500 0.10 $22.18 $46,130


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 1,650 0.10 1.18 $17.09 $35,550
Michigan 920 0.22 2.49 $21.67 $45,060
Illinois 800 0.14 1.55 $18.78 $39,060
Texas 800 0.07 0.78 $19.00 $39,530
Ohio 660 0.12 1.42 $18.63 $38,760




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)
Oklahoma 380 0.24 2.70 $19.22 $39,990
Michigan 920 0.22 2.49 $21.67 $45,060
Kansas 240 0.17 1.97 $17.00 $35,350
Indiana 500 0.17 1.91 $16.95 $35,260
South Dakota 70 0.16 1.79 $17.73 $36,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 330 0.12 1.35 $30.15 $62,720
Maryland 70 0.03 0.29 $22.38 $46,550
Michigan 920 0.22 2.49 $21.67 $45,060
New Hampshire 60 0.09 1.08 $21.27 $44,250
Pennsylvania 430 0.07 0.85 $20.90 $43,470





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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.10 1.18 $18.45 $38,380
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.23 2.66 $14.80 $30,780
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 0.99 $16.77 $34,880
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 290 0.28 3.19 $20.44 $42,510
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 280 0.23 2.63 $23.14 $48,120
Tulsa, OK 210 0.48 5.51 $19.81 $41,210
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 200 0.27 3.13 $24.65 $51,270
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 190 0.22 2.53 $38.27 $79,600
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 180 0.13 1.51 $16.19 $33,680
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 180 0.32 3.67 $21.23 $44,170




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)
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 100 0.84 9.60 $19.51 $40,580
Muskegon, MI 50 0.73 8.37 $16.73 $34,790
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 110 0.51 5.82 $19.20 $39,940
Tulsa, OK 210 0.48 5.51 $19.81 $41,210
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 110 0.42 4.79 $19.57 $40,700
Rockford, IL 50 0.33 3.78 $19.87 $41,330
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 180 0.32 3.67 $21.23 $44,170
Erie, PA 40 0.30 3.41 $18.14 $37,730
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 290 0.28 3.19 $20.44 $42,510
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 200 0.27 3.13 $24.65 $51,270




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)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 190 0.22 2.53 $38.27 $79,600
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 1.33 $31.75 $66,040
Pittsburgh, PA 70 0.06 0.68 $27.66 $57,520
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 200 0.27 3.13 $24.65 $51,270
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 280 0.23 2.63 $23.14 $48,120
Springfield, MA-CT 50 0.15 1.68 $21.34 $44,380
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 40 0.03 0.35 $21.28 $44,250
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 180 0.32 3.67 $21.23 $44,170
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.61 $20.88 $43,430
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 290 0.28 3.19 $20.44 $42,510

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.52 5.90 $17.46 $36,320
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 4.83 $22.23 $46,230
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 1.35 15.42 (8) (8)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.61 6.98 (8) (8)
Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 5.28 $16.61 $34,550

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)
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 1.35 15.42 (8) (8)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.61 6.98 (8) (8)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.52 5.90 $17.46 $36,320
Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 5.28 $16.61 $34,550
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 4.83 $22.23 $46,230

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)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 2.86 $23.48 $48,830
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 4.83 $22.23 $46,230
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.35 $40,250
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 3.93 $17.71 $36,830
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.52 5.90 $17.46 $36,320


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017