Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
21,560 3.0 % $17.02 $35,410 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.55 $12.86 $16.11 $20.08 $24.62
Annual Wage (2) $21,930 $26,740 $33,510 $41,770 $51,200


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 3,330 1.00 $16.36 $34,030
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,710 0.68 $14.92 $31,040
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,550 0.35 $15.12 $31,450
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 1,340 0.41 $14.99 $31,180
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 1,160 0.50 $17.07 $35,500

Industries with the highest concentration 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 3,330 1.00 $16.36 $34,030
Hardware Manufacturing 210 0.89 $14.92 $31,040
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 280 0.70 $14.55 $30,260
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,710 0.68 $14.92 $31,040
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,070 0.66 $19.18 $39,890

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 860 0.18 $27.48 $57,150
Ship and Boat Building 210 0.17 $23.23 $48,310
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 370 0.32 $21.20 $44,100
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 100 0.01 $20.54 $42,730
Support Activities for Mining 280 0.09 $19.80 $41,180


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 1,950 0.14 0.82 $17.38 $36,150
Illinois 1,680 0.30 1.80 $16.52 $34,360
Ohio 1,630 0.33 1.95 $16.83 $35,010
Michigan 1,510 0.39 2.34 $17.20 $35,770
Texas 1,480 0.14 0.86 $16.84 $35,040




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 380 0.66 3.95 $21.94 $45,640
Vermont 150 0.50 2.98 $16.27 $33,840
Indiana 1,230 0.45 2.66 $16.43 $34,180
Iowa 600 0.42 2.48 $17.78 $36,990
Michigan 1,510 0.39 2.34 $17.20 $35,770




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 340 0.11 0.64 $24.35 $50,650
South Carolina 560 0.31 1.86 $22.75 $47,330
Maine 380 0.66 3.95 $21.94 $45,640
Connecticut 320 0.20 1.18 $19.52 $40,610
Oregon 220 0.14 0.83 $19.38 $40,310





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 910 0.25 1.51 $16.68 $34,690
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 750 0.72 4.29 $19.04 $39,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.16 0.97 $17.48 $36,350
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.37 2.18 $17.79 $37,010
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 460 0.18 1.08 $18.38 $38,220
Pittsburgh, PA 420 0.37 2.23 $17.56 $36,520
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 380 0.47 2.81 $20.22 $42,060
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 360 0.37 2.20 $15.13 $31,460
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 300 0.26 1.55 $16.69 $34,710
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 250 0.26 1.54 $18.03 $37,510




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 140 1.20 7.11 $16.52 $34,360
Peoria, IL 190 1.13 6.70 $17.37 $36,140
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 60 1.06 6.28 $13.08 $27,200
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 80 0.73 4.36 $16.58 $34,480
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 750 0.72 4.29 $19.04 $39,610
Longview, TX 70 0.72 4.27 $14.92 $31,040
Jackson, TN 40 0.71 4.23 (8) (8)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 80 0.69 4.10 $15.23 $31,670
Wichita, KS 180 0.66 3.91 $18.25 $37,960
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 90 0.62 3.68 $14.73 $30,640




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 0.30 1.80 $25.58 $53,200
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 100 0.25 1.51 $21.82 $45,390
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.08 0.47 $21.58 $44,890
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 40 0.44 2.64 $20.58 $42,800
Baton Rouge, LA (8) (8) (8) $20.33 $42,280
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 150 0.18 1.05 $20.28 $42,170
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 380 0.47 2.81 $20.22 $42,060
Syracuse, NY 50 0.17 1.01 $19.74 $41,050
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 190 0.19 1.14 $19.61 $40,780
Green Bay, WI 30 0.20 1.19 $19.53 $40,630

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 310 1.67 9.96 $21.86 $45,470
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 310 1.18 7.02 (8) (8)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 270 1.21 7.22 $15.86 $32,990
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 220 0.93 5.51 $15.46 $32,160
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 160 0.73 4.35 $16.82 $34,980

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 310 1.67 9.96 $21.86 $45,470
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 270 1.21 7.22 $15.86 $32,990
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 310 1.18 7.02 (8) (8)
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.98 5.85 $13.81 $28,720
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 220 0.93 5.51 $15.46 $32,160

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 50 0.34 2.05 $23.63 $49,140
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 310 1.67 9.96 $21.86 $45,470
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 0.67 3.96 $17.90 $37,240
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 2.40 $17.81 $37,040
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.19 $17.68 $36,770


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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