Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
72,210 1.7 % $24.81 $51,610 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.28 $19.62 $24.55 $29.87 $35.69
Annual Wage (2) $31,790 $40,810 $51,060 $62,130 $74,230


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 16,730 9.22 $23.00 $47,840
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 11,940 2.06 $26.93 $56,010
Forging and Stamping 5,520 5.71 $24.84 $51,660
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 3,850 0.79 $31.07 $64,630
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 3,790 1.06 $23.84 $49,580

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 16,730 9.22 $23.00 $47,840
Forging and Stamping 5,520 5.71 $24.84 $51,660
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 1,060 2.88 $22.17 $46,110
Hardware Manufacturing 530 2.22 $23.02 $47,870
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 11,940 2.06 $26.93 $56,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $35.24 $73,290
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,170 1.05 $32.35 $67,280
Management of Companies and Enterprises 150 0.01 $31.71 $65,950
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 3,850 0.79 $31.07 $64,630
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 410 0.02 $30.34 $63,110


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 12,810 3.04 5.91 $24.94 $51,860
Ohio 7,860 1.47 2.86 $24.61 $51,190
Illinois 5,260 0.89 1.73 $26.11 $54,310
Indiana 4,280 1.43 2.78 $24.54 $51,050
Pennsylvania 4,260 0.74 1.44 $23.25 $48,350




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 12,810 3.04 5.91 $24.94 $51,860
Ohio 7,860 1.47 2.86 $24.61 $51,190
Indiana 4,280 1.43 2.78 $24.54 $51,050
Connecticut 2,030 1.22 2.37 $28.75 $59,810
Wisconsin 3,410 1.21 2.36 $24.16 $50,250




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,260 0.41 0.80 $32.16 $66,900
Vermont 130 0.42 0.82 $29.65 $61,660
Connecticut 2,030 1.22 2.37 $28.75 $59,810
Oregon 280 0.16 0.30 $28.20 $58,660
Utah 200 0.14 0.28 $27.70 $57,620





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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 5,040 4.18 8.12 $24.71 $51,400
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,000 0.82 1.60 $26.96 $56,070
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,410 4.36 8.48 $23.89 $49,690
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 2,260 2.20 4.28 $25.70 $53,460
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 1,720 2.40 4.66 $28.80 $59,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.31 0.59 $25.18 $52,380
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,220 0.91 1.77 $27.68 $57,580
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,200 1.43 2.77 $25.45 $52,940
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,130 0.59 1.15 $27.03 $56,230
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 860 1.56 3.03 $27.20 $56,570




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)
Columbus, IN 270 5.51 10.71 $19.96 $41,520
Waterbury, CT 360 5.27 10.24 $30.50 $63,440
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 290 4.78 9.29 $24.16 $50,250
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,410 4.36 8.48 $23.89 $49,690
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 5,040 4.18 8.12 $24.71 $51,400
Jackson, MI 240 4.04 7.85 $23.70 $49,310
Rockford, IL 570 3.84 7.47 $24.57 $51,110
Sheboygan, WI 200 3.37 6.56 $24.18 $50,290
Muskegon, MI 200 3.18 6.19 $22.53 $46,870
Morristown, TN 120 2.79 5.43 $20.78 $43,210