Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

51-4111 Tool and Die Makers

Analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists' hand tools.


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)
75,950 2.9 % $24.08 $50,090 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.05 $19.17 $23.50 $29.14 $34.67
Annual Wage (2) $31,310 $39,880 $48,890 $60,610 $72,120


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)
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 16,310 9.01 $22.24 $46,250
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 14,150 2.65 $26.00 $54,090
Forging and Stamping 5,230 5.32 $24.11 $50,150
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 4,470 1.20 $22.80 $47,420
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,010 0.82 $29.46 $61,280

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 16,310 9.01 $22.24 $46,250
Forging and Stamping 5,230 5.32 $24.11 $50,150
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 1,150 3.02 $21.46 $44,640
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 14,150 2.65 $26.00 $54,090
Hardware Manufacturing 530 2.32 $22.55 $46,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,460 1.30 $31.65 $65,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 410 0.02 $29.78 $61,950
Scientific Research and Development Services 250 0.04 $29.77 $61,920
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,010 0.82 $29.46 $61,280
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 40 (7) $28.53 $59,350


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)
Michigan 11,750 2.88 5.13 $24.93 $51,860
Ohio 9,480 1.82 3.24 $23.57 $49,030
Illinois 6,200 1.07 1.91 $24.37 $50,690
Indiana 5,010 1.73 3.07 $24.69 $51,350
Pennsylvania 4,250 0.75 1.34 $21.91 $45,570




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)
Michigan 11,750 2.88 5.13 $24.93 $51,860
Ohio 9,480 1.82 3.24 $23.57 $49,030
Indiana 5,010 1.73 3.07 $24.69 $51,350
Wisconsin 3,640 1.34 2.38 $23.45 $48,780
Connecticut 2,050 1.24 2.21 $27.34 $56,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 130 0.43 0.76 $27.48 $57,160
Connecticut 2,050 1.24 2.21 $27.34 $56,870
Maryland 300 0.12 0.21 $27.08 $56,320
Maine 90 0.15 0.27 $26.49 $55,110
Oregon 370 0.22 0.40 $26.16 $54,420





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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 4,700 4.10 7.30 $25.44 $52,910
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,330 1.15 2.05 $24.42 $50,800
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 2,560 2.53 4.50 $27.07 $56,300
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,900 4.66 8.30 $24.17 $50,280
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,740 2.12 3.77 $24.30 $50,540
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,500 2.09 3.72 $28.73 $59,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.29 0.51 $25.07 $52,150
St. Louis, MO-IL 980 0.75 1.34 $23.57 $49,020
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 970 0.53 0.95 $27.27 $56,720
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 910 1.12 1.98 $23.42 $48,720




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)
Waterbury, CT 440 6.88 12.25 $27.96 $58,150
Kokomo, IN 280 6.60 11.74 (8) (8)
Columbus, IN 290 5.98 10.64 $20.36 $42,350
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,900 4.66 8.30 $24.17 $50,280
Rockford, IL 670 4.61 8.20 $23.66 $49,210
Jackson, MI 260 4.53 8.06 $21.67 $45,080
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 4,700 4.10 7.30 $25.44 $52,910
Flint, MI 550 4.06 7.22 $27.75 $57,710
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 380 3.35 5.95 $21.28 $44,260
Muncie, IN 140 3.18 5.66 $22.43 $46,660