Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
17,470 4.0 % $17.44 $36,280 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.55 $12.98 $16.59 $20.88 $25.89
Annual Wage (2) $21,940 $27,000 $34,500 $43,420 $53,840


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 2,940 0.79 $16.45 $34,220
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,330 0.48 $16.00 $33,280
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 1,110 0.44 $19.11 $39,750
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 1,060 0.30 $16.36 $34,040
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,050 0.20 $16.54 $34,400

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 350 1.53 $17.54 $36,470
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 2,940 0.79 $16.45 $34,220
Forging and Stamping 750 0.76 $15.98 $33,250
Foundries 810 0.64 $15.49 $32,210
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 910 0.50 $18.90 $39,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 110 0.06 $26.45 $55,010
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 40 (7) $25.26 $52,550
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 90 0.10 $21.72 $45,180
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 770 0.16 $21.71 $45,160
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 90 0.01 $21.55 $44,820


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 2,030 0.13 1.04 $14.77 $30,720
Texas 1,390 0.12 0.96 $19.63 $40,830
Illinois 1,340 0.23 1.80 $17.02 $35,400
Ohio 1,170 0.22 1.74 $18.15 $37,740
Michigan 1,110 0.27 2.11 $18.30 $38,060




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)
Oklahoma 610 0.39 3.01 $17.19 $35,740
Maine 210 0.35 2.73 $23.73 $49,350
Indiana 910 0.31 2.43 $17.42 $36,230
Michigan 1,110 0.27 2.11 $18.30 $38,060
Wisconsin 680 0.25 1.93 $18.83 $39,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 210 0.35 2.73 $23.73 $49,350
Oregon 180 0.11 0.84 $22.88 $47,590
Nevada 100 0.08 0.63 $21.87 $45,490
South Carolina 180 0.10 0.74 $20.99 $43,660
Louisiana 400 0.21 1.63 $20.92 $43,510





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 780 0.19 1.48 $14.52 $30,210
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 590 0.21 1.61 $18.91 $39,340
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 520 0.14 1.07 $15.41 $32,050
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.30 2.33 $15.46 $32,150
Tulsa, OK 320 0.75 5.83 $18.34 $38,140
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 280 0.16 1.21 $18.10 $37,650
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 270 0.27 2.06 $20.63 $42,900
Pittsburgh, PA 260 0.23 1.80 $22.68 $47,170
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 250 0.62 4.83 $20.15 $41,920
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 240 0.21 1.65 $19.58 $40,720




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)
Rockford, IL 120 0.84 6.49 $18.09 $37,630
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 50 0.78 6.01 $16.25 $33,800
Lafayette, LA 120 0.77 5.97 $21.17 $44,040
Tulsa, OK 320 0.75 5.83 $18.34 $38,140
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 250 0.62 4.83 $20.15 $41,920
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 130 0.59 4.53 $19.84 $41,260
Racine, WI 40 0.58 4.47 $18.14 $37,730
Erie, PA 70 0.52 4.02 $17.62 $36,650
Gainesville, GA 30 0.42 3.24 $14.49 $30,130
Flint, MI 60 0.42 3.25 $12.29 $25,570




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 180 0.20 1.54 $30.92 $64,320
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 70 0.12 0.94 $27.49 $57,180
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.15 1.17 $23.40 $48,680
Pittsburgh, PA 260 0.23 1.80 $22.68 $47,170
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $21.90 $45,560
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 200 0.24 1.89 $21.32 $44,340
Lafayette, LA 120 0.77 5.97 $21.17 $44,040
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 270 0.27 2.06 $20.63 $42,900
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 90 0.05 0.38 $20.44 $42,510
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 250 0.62 4.83 $20.15 $41,920

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 200 1.04 8.07 $23.84 $49,590
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 1.14 8.85 $17.16 $35,690
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 160 0.69 5.33 $16.16 $33,600
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 150 0.52 4.01 $14.63 $30,420
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 140 1.08 8.35 $15.32 $31,860

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 Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 1.14 8.85 $17.16 $35,690
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 140 1.08 8.35 $15.32 $31,860
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 200 1.04 8.07 $23.84 $49,590
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 140 0.76 5.90 (8) (8)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 160 0.69 5.33 $16.16 $33,600

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 Maine nonmetropolitan area 200 1.04 8.07 $23.84 $49,590
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 3.75 $19.49 $40,550
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.15 $39,840
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.20 1.53 $18.45 $38,370
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.49 3.82 $18.15 $37,750


About May 2014 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015