Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
73,510 2.0 % $25.60 $53,260 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.64 $19.96 $25.23 $30.41 $36.76
Annual Wage (2) $32,530 $41,510 $52,480 $63,260 $76,450


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 16,140 9.02 $23.35 $48,570
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 13,560 2.31 $27.00 $56,170
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 9,160 1.97 $24.99 $51,980
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,150 0.87 $36.64 $76,200
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 3,630 1.04 $24.85 $51,690

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 16,140 9.02 $23.35 $48,570
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 13,560 2.31 $27.00 $56,170
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 9,160 1.97 $24.99 $51,980
Foundries 2,100 1.81 $22.32 $46,430
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 750 1.31 $21.20 $44,100

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 4,150 0.87 $36.64 $76,200
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $35.52 $73,880
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,310 1.06 $32.80 $68,220
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 420 0.02 $30.88 $64,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises 240 0.01 $29.50 $61,370


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 14,270 3.34 6.47 $25.53 $53,110
Ohio 8,450 1.57 3.05 $24.80 $51,590
Illinois 5,100 0.86 1.67 $26.29 $54,680
Indiana 4,560 1.51 2.93 $24.79 $51,560
Pennsylvania 3,890 0.67 1.30 $24.07 $50,050




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 14,270 3.34 6.47 $25.53 $53,110
Ohio 8,450 1.57 3.05 $24.80 $51,590
Indiana 4,560 1.51 2.93 $24.79 $51,560
Connecticut 2,040 1.23 2.39 $29.05 $60,430
Wisconsin 3,350 1.19 2.30 $23.54 $48,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 940 0.69 1.34 $31.24 $64,980
Connecticut 2,040 1.23 2.39 $29.05 $60,430
Oregon 240 0.13 0.26 $28.50 $59,280
Utah 210 0.15 0.29 $28.33 $58,920
Missouri 1,750 0.63 1.22 $28.17 $58,590



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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 5,430 4.41 8.55 $25.87 $53,800
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,760 0.75 1.46 $27.20 $56,580
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,320 4.20 8.15 $24.12 $50,160
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 2,260 2.20 4.26 $26.63 $55,390
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 1,700 2.31 4.49 $29.17 $60,680
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,210 0.63 1.21 $27.72 $57,650
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,200 1.42 2.76 $24.20 $50,340
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,190 0.87 1.70 $30.08 $62,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.24 0.46 $26.47 $55,060
Toledo, OH 900 3.04 5.90 $25.16 $52,340


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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)
Kokomo, IN 300 7.51 14.56 $35.44 $73,710
Waterbury, CT 450 6.56 12.73 $30.60 $63,640
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 330 5.31 10.30 $25.05 $52,110
Columbus, IN 230 4.66 9.04 $20.56 $42,770
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 5,430 4.41 8.55 $25.87 $53,800
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,320 4.20 8.15 $24.12 $50,160
Jackson, MI 240 4.05 7.85 $23.97 $49,850
Muskegon, MI 230 3.70 7.18 $22.51 $46,830
Monroe, MI 120 3.25 6.31 $28.90 $60,100
Sheboygan, WI 180 3.16 6.12 $22.95 $47,730


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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)
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $38.17 $79,400
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 230 0.26 0.50 $35.67 $74,200
Kokomo, IN 300 7.51 14.56 $35.44 $73,710
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 80 0.27 0.53 $34.33 $71,400
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 140 0.13 0.25 $33.71 $70,110
Wichita, KS 680 2.29 4.44 $33.56 $69,800
Stockton-Lodi, CA 50 0.21 0.41 $33.34 $69,350
Modesto, CA 40 0.22 0.42 $31.53 $65,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.03 $31.01 $64,490
Wilmington, NC (8) (8) (8) $30.90 $64,270

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,020 4.04 7.84 $22.84 $47,500
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 870 2.64 5.11 $23.12 $48,080
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 800 2.89 5.60 $19.85 $41,280
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 610 2.84 5.52 $21.91 $45,560
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 520 3.39 6.58 $21.97 $45,700

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,020 4.04 7.84 $22.84 $47,500
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 370 3.53 6.84 $17.95 $37,330
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 520 3.39 6.58 $21.97 $45,700
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 500 3.16 6.12 $27.40 $56,990
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 800 2.89 5.60 $19.85 $41,280

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)
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.64 1.24 $31.20 $64,900
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 40 1.13 2.19 $30.61 $63,680
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 0.86 1.67 $29.67 $61,710
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.35 $29.37 $61,100
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 130 1.12 2.18 $28.40 $59,070


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018