Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
19,880 3.7 % $17.59 $36,580 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.49 $12.90 $16.48 $20.89 $26.53
Annual Wage (2) $21,810 $26,820 $34,270 $43,460 $55,180


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 3,430 0.94 $16.00 $33,290
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,400 0.28 $16.69 $34,710
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,340 0.49 $15.93 $33,130
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 1,280 0.51 $19.73 $41,030
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 1,170 0.46 $17.84 $37,100

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 280 1.23 $15.55 $32,350
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 3,430 0.94 $16.00 $33,290
Foundries 980 0.77 $14.60 $30,370
Forging and Stamping 610 0.62 $16.67 $34,670
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 940 0.53 $18.70 $38,900

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 1,030 0.20 $26.94 $56,040
Oil and Gas Extraction (8) (8) $26.35 $54,820
Ship and Boat Building 160 0.13 $24.58 $51,130
Support Activities for Mining 180 0.04 $21.22 $44,140
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 170 0.13 $20.57 $42,780


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)
Texas 1,750 0.16 1.07 $19.12 $39,770
California 1,710 0.12 0.78 $15.58 $32,410
Illinois 1,690 0.30 1.98 $16.80 $34,940
Ohio 1,520 0.30 1.98 $17.92 $37,280
Indiana 1,480 0.52 3.46 $16.69 $34,710




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)
Indiana 1,480 0.52 3.46 $16.69 $34,710
Vermont 130 0.43 2.88 $16.69 $34,710
Oklahoma 630 0.40 2.70 $17.10 $35,570
Maine 200 0.34 2.26 $23.04 $47,910
Ohio 1,520 0.30 1.98 $17.92 $37,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 340 0.18 1.23 $26.61 $55,350
Oregon 140 0.08 0.57 $23.69 $49,280
Massachusetts 440 0.14 0.90 $23.28 $48,430
Maine 200 0.34 2.26 $23.04 $47,910
Louisiana 340 0.18 1.20 $21.63 $44,980





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 810 0.20 1.36 $15.22 $31,650
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 810 0.22 1.46 $16.61 $34,540
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 720 0.26 1.75 $19.04 $39,610
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.28 1.87 $15.91 $33,090
Pittsburgh, PA 410 0.36 2.41 $19.89 $41,360
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 350 0.31 2.09 $18.51 $38,500
Tulsa, OK 330 0.79 5.28 $17.89 $37,220
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 320 0.18 1.17 $18.19 $37,840
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 290 0.35 2.34 $20.14 $41,900
Peoria, IL 280 1.56 10.42 $18.68 $38,860




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)
Peoria, IL 280 1.56 10.42 $18.68 $38,860
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 60 0.98 6.51 $15.54 $32,320
Rockford, IL 110 0.80 5.35 $16.78 $34,910
Tulsa, OK 330 0.79 5.28 $17.89 $37,220
Lafayette, LA 90 0.61 4.08 $20.45 $42,540
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 80 0.61 4.08 $11.74 $24,420
Rocky Mount, NC 30 0.57 3.78 $14.72 $30,620
Erie, PA 70 0.57 3.81 $16.18 $33,650
Fort Wayne, IN 100 0.52 3.45 $13.96 $29,040
Merced, CA 30 0.51 3.40 $12.37 $25,720




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)
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 260 0.28 1.88 $30.07 $62,540
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 90 0.30 1.98 $29.39 $61,130
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 0.11 0.76 $24.81 $51,610
Baton Rouge, LA (8) (8) (8) $24.13 $50,190
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 110 0.25 1.70 $21.69 $45,120
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.07 0.45 $21.01 $43,700
Lafayette, LA 90 0.61 4.08 $20.45 $42,540
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 30 0.03 0.22 $20.23 $42,070
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 290 0.35 2.34 $20.14 $41,900
Pittsburgh, PA 410 0.36 2.41 $19.89 $41,360

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)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 320 2.14 14.26 $13.18 $27,420
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 230 0.98 6.52 $15.91 $33,080
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 190 1.19 7.94 $17.93 $37,290
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 190 0.98 6.51 (8) (8)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 170 0.59 3.97 $14.45 $30,060

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)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 320 2.14 14.26 $13.18 $27,420
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 190 1.19 7.94 $17.93 $37,290
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 160 1.18 7.86 $14.62 $30,410
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 230 0.98 6.52 $15.91 $33,080
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 190 0.98 6.51 (8) (8)

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.51 3.41 $19.08 $39,680
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.73 $38,960
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.88 $18.68 $38,860
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 130 0.80 5.31 $18.10 $37,640
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.42 2.79 $18.00 $37,440


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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