Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
22,390 2.6 % $16.16 $33,620 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.33 $12.61 $15.56 $19.04 $22.84
Annual Wage (2) $21,480 $26,230 $32,370 $39,590 $47,500


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 2,830 0.94 $15.66 $32,580
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,830 0.75 $14.70 $30,570
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,760 0.43 $15.94 $33,160
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 1,490 0.75 $17.87 $37,160
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 1,470 0.45 $14.95 $31,100

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 470 1.98 $14.26 $29,670
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 390 0.97 $14.81 $30,800
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 2,830 0.94 $15.66 $32,580
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 680 0.76 $17.22 $35,830
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,830 0.75 $14.70 $30,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ship and Boat Building 210 0.17 $22.90 $47,640
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 720 0.15 $20.08 $41,760
Utility System Construction 80 0.02 $19.05 $39,620
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,020 0.67 $18.97 $39,450
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 420 0.43 $18.05 $37,550


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 2,110 0.15 0.86 $16.74 $34,810
Ohio 2,000 0.41 2.31 $16.40 $34,100
Illinois 1,860 0.34 1.91 $15.67 $32,600
Michigan 1,550 0.41 2.34 $17.07 $35,510
Pennsylvania 1,360 0.25 1.41 $15.61 $32,460




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)
Maine 330 0.58 3.27 $22.17 $46,110
Iowa 720 0.50 2.84 $17.63 $36,670
Arkansas 480 0.42 2.37 $14.69 $30,550
Michigan 1,550 0.41 2.34 $17.07 $35,510
Indiana 1,120 0.41 2.33 $15.09 $31,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 330 0.58 3.27 $22.17 $46,110
Massachusetts 190 0.06 0.35 $19.45 $40,450
Oregon 230 0.15 0.85 $18.37 $38,200
South Carolina 400 0.23 1.28 $18.21 $37,880
Connecticut 330 0.21 1.19 $17.98 $37,410

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)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.28 1.60 $15.39 $32,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 670 0.18 1.00 $16.91 $35,160
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 610 0.60 3.43 $18.28 $38,020
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.43 2.46 $17.00 $35,360
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 500 0.52 2.94 $15.48 $32,190
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 430 0.17 0.99 $17.65 $36,720
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 380 0.49 2.76 $19.04 $39,610
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 330 0.29 1.65 $15.81 $32,890
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 320 0.33 1.86 $16.94 $35,240
St. Louis, MO-IL 280 0.23 1.28 $15.14 $31,500




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 150 1.34 7.60 $16.44 $34,190
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 120 1.20 6.83 $19.34 $40,220
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 60 1.02 5.76 $12.64 $26,290
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 140 0.98 5.58 $12.86 $26,740
Dubuque, IA 50 0.98 5.56 $17.15 $35,660
Johnson City, TN 70 0.95 5.37 $16.17 $33,640
Peoria, IL 130 0.75 4.27 $17.82 $37,070
Lancaster, PA 160 0.73 4.16 $15.34 $31,910
Longview, TX 60 0.62 3.54 $14.34 $29,820
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 610 0.60 3.43 $18.28 $38,020




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)
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 90 0.32 1.84 $24.53 $51,010
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.21 1.18 $20.80 $43,270
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 40 0.46 2.58 $20.78 $43,230
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.10 0.56 $20.48 $42,610
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 200 0.31 1.73 $20.03 $41,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 130 0.16 0.88 $19.98 $41,550
Appleton, WI (8) (8) (8) $19.86 $41,310
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 120 0.29 1.62 $19.48 $40,530
Green Bay, WI 30 0.21 1.20 $19.41 $40,370
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 120 1.20 6.83 $19.34 $40,220

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 450 1.72 9.75 $17.52 $36,450
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 220 1.09 6.19 $12.95 $26,930
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 210 1.07 6.10 $15.84 $32,940
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 190 0.87 4.93 $16.36 $34,030
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 0.75 4.28 $15.27 $31,750

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 450 1.72 9.75 $17.52 $36,450
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 1.10 6.23 $14.41 $29,980
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 220 1.09 6.19 $12.95 $26,930
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 210 1.07 6.10 $15.84 $32,940
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 180 0.93 5.29 $16.77 $34,870

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)
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.57 $20.18 $41,980
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.54 3.05 $18.84 $39,190
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.21 $37,880
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.64 3.64 $17.83 $37,090
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 450 1.72 9.75 $17.52 $36,450


About May 2010 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 mean 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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