Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
78,700 2.9 % $23.74 $49,390 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.23 $19.00 $23.06 $28.66 $34.05
Annual Wage (2) $31,670 $39,510 $47,960 $59,620 $70,820


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 17,920 10.01 $21.71 $45,150
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 14,380 2.85 $25.95 $53,980
Forging and Stamping 4,970 5.06 $23.72 $49,330
Plastics Product Manufacturing 4,260 0.81 $22.47 $46,730
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 3,990 0.79 $28.74 $59,780

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 17,920 10.01 $21.71 $45,150
Forging and Stamping 4,970 5.06 $23.72 $49,330
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 1,240 3.25 $20.31 $42,240
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 14,380 2.85 $25.95 $53,980
Hardware Manufacturing 500 2.17 $22.68 $47,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 50 0.05 $31.08 $64,650
Scientific Research and Development Services 560 0.09 $30.61 $63,680
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,720 1.53 $30.13 $62,680
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 410 0.02 $29.86 $62,110
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 3,990 0.79 $28.74 $59,780


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)
Michigan 13,340 3.34 5.62 $24.82 $51,630
Ohio 10,430 2.03 3.43 $23.28 $48,420
Illinois 5,910 1.04 1.75 $23.97 $49,860
Indiana 5,530 1.94 3.26 $23.79 $49,490
Pennsylvania 3,900 0.70 1.17 $21.37 $44,440




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 13,340 3.34 5.62 $24.82 $51,630
Ohio 10,430 2.03 3.43 $23.28 $48,420
Indiana 5,530 1.94 3.26 $23.79 $49,490
Wisconsin 3,430 1.27 2.14 $22.91 $47,650
Connecticut 1,840 1.13 1.90 $26.14 $54,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,580 0.56 0.94 $30.63 $63,710
New Mexico 30 0.04 0.07 $26.27 $54,630
Connecticut 1,840 1.13 1.90 $26.14 $54,370
Kansas 900 0.67 1.13 $25.71 $53,470
California 3,140 0.21 0.36 $25.21 $52,430





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 4,580 4.12 6.94 $25.62 $53,300
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,980 1.08 1.81 $24.59 $51,140
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 2,790 2.76 4.65 $26.48 $55,080
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,390 6.02 10.15 $23.36 $48,580
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,740 2.49 4.20 $28.75 $59,800
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,520 1.87 3.15 $23.70 $49,290
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.91 1.54 $31.07 $64,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.26 0.43 $25.60 $53,250
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,020 0.79 1.33 $26.18 $54,460
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,010 0.56 0.95 $27.10 $56,370




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)
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,390 6.02 10.15 $23.36 $48,580
Waterbury, CT 360 5.73 9.65 $26.52 $55,160
Kokomo, IN 230 5.73 9.65 (8) (8)
Columbus, IN 230 4.98 8.40 $20.44 $42,510
Jackson, MI 270 4.84 8.15 $20.83 $43,330
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 500 4.78 8.05 $21.87 $45,480
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 540 4.70 7.91 $21.80 $45,350
Flint, MI 610 4.59 7.73 $30.70 $63,860
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 4,580 4.12 6.94 $25.62 $53,300
Rockford, IL 570 4.00 6.73 $20.54 $42,730