Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
14,840 4.6 % $18.11 $37,660 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.96 $13.42 $17.06 $21.63 $26.67
Annual Wage (2) $22,790 $27,920 $35,480 $44,990 $55,480


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 2,410 0.64 $17.59 $36,590
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,290 0.47 $15.87 $33,000
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 920 0.25 $16.38 $34,070
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 900 0.36 $20.28 $42,190
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 840 0.31 $20.14 $41,900

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 240 1.01 $18.46 $38,400
Forging and Stamping 660 0.66 $18.78 $39,060
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 2,410 0.64 $17.59 $36,590
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,290 0.47 $15.87 $33,000
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 810 0.44 $18.66 $38,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 90 0.05 $28.57 $59,420
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $26.15 $54,400
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 60 (7) $25.44 $52,920
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 280 0.31 $24.79 $51,550
Metal Ore Mining 100 0.23 $21.95 $45,660


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 1,900 0.12 1.14 $15.58 $32,400
Texas 1,270 0.11 1.02 $19.09 $39,720
Illinois 1,170 0.20 1.87 $17.59 $36,600
Michigan 990 0.24 2.21 $21.05 $43,790
Indiana 890 0.30 2.80 $17.93 $37,290




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 510 0.32 2.98 $18.33 $38,120
Indiana 890 0.30 2.80 $17.93 $37,290
Michigan 990 0.24 2.21 $21.05 $43,790
Kansas 310 0.22 2.07 $16.02 $33,310
South Dakota 80 0.20 1.89 $16.70 $34,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 430 0.15 1.43 $27.05 $56,270
Alabama 330 0.18 1.64 $22.10 $45,970
Louisiana 310 0.16 1.46 $21.89 $45,530
Michigan 990 0.24 2.21 $21.05 $43,790
Massachusetts 300 0.09 0.81 $20.03 $41,660





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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 670 0.23 2.14 $17.95 $37,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 610 0.15 1.38 $16.27 $33,830
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.29 2.73 $15.33 $31,890
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 420 0.12 1.10 $15.98 $33,230
Tulsa, OK 360 0.84 7.80 $19.05 $39,620
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 230 0.18 1.64 $14.42 $29,990
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 230 0.44 4.04 $21.31 $44,330
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 220 0.19 1.78 $22.37 $46,530
St. Louis, MO-IL 210 0.16 1.48 $16.14 $33,570
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 200 0.18 1.67 $17.96 $37,360




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)
Tulsa, OK 360 0.84 7.80 $19.05 $39,620
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 90 0.80 7.40 $19.40 $40,350
Muskegon, MI 50 0.76 7.07 $15.88 $33,030
Rockford, IL 100 0.67 6.26 $18.82 $39,140
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 60 0.49 4.60 $17.46 $36,320
Erie, PA 60 0.47 4.41 $17.84 $37,110
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 230 0.44 4.04 $21.31 $44,330
Longview, TX 40 0.42 3.94 $18.46 $38,390
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 80 0.36 3.37 $19.20 $39,930
Lafayette, LA 70 0.35 3.21 $22.72 $47,260




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)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 180 0.22 2.04 $38.00 $79,030
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 140 0.14 1.29 $29.34 $61,030
Monroe, MI (8) (8) (8) $26.31 $54,710
Pittsburgh, PA 130 0.11 1.04 $25.01 $52,020
Lafayette, LA 70 0.35 3.21 $22.72 $47,260
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 220 0.19 1.78 $22.37 $46,530
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 230 0.44 4.04 $21.31 $44,330
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.28 $44,270
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.46 $20.47 $42,570
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $20.18 $41,970

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 180 0.97 9.05 $14.29 $29,730
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 160 1.18 10.98 $16.19 $33,680
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.87 8.09 $17.14 $35,650
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 140 0.80 7.40 (8) (8)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 2.82 $16.85 $35,060

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)
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 1.24 11.57 (8) (8)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 160 1.18 10.98 $16.19 $33,680
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 180 0.97 9.05 $14.29 $29,730
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.87 8.09 $17.14 $35,650
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 140 0.80 7.40 (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)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.66 $45,050
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 2.86 $21.42 $44,560
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 1.07 $20.65 $42,940
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.59 $40,750
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 2.41 $19.26 $40,060


About May 2015 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.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016