Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
20,660 2.9 % $17.32 $36,020 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.35 $12.80 $16.32 $20.49 $25.92
Annual Wage (2) $21,530 $26,620 $33,940 $42,620 $53,920


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 3,240 0.90 $15.97 $33,220
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,410 0.30 $15.96 $33,200
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 1,330 0.39 $14.94 $31,070
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,320 0.50 $15.73 $32,710
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 1,300 0.52 $17.87 $37,170

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 230 1.05 $14.56 $30,280
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 3,240 0.90 $15.97 $33,220
Foundries 890 0.70 $13.85 $28,810
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,180 0.67 $19.00 $39,510
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 610 0.65 $16.36 $34,020

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 830 0.17 $29.57 $61,510
Oil and Gas Extraction 60 0.03 $23.74 $49,380
Ship and Boat Building 200 0.16 $22.38 $46,550
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 270 0.23 $20.15 $41,920
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 360 0.34 $19.70 $40,980


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 2,020 0.14 0.89 $16.87 $35,090
Pennsylvania 1,600 0.29 1.80 $16.99 $35,340
Ohio 1,560 0.31 1.95 $17.16 $35,690
Texas 1,550 0.15 0.92 $18.12 $37,690
Illinois 1,430 0.25 1.60 $17.03 $35,420




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)
Vermont 130 0.43 2.69 $16.83 $35,000
Indiana 1,170 0.41 2.61 $16.15 $33,580
Maine 220 0.37 2.34 $22.22 $46,220
Oklahoma 550 0.36 2.25 $15.86 $32,980
Iowa 510 0.35 2.20 $18.68 $38,860




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 0.19 1.18 $25.94 $53,960
Oregon 130 0.08 0.50 $24.05 $50,020
Massachusetts 390 0.12 0.76 $24.01 $49,940
Colorado 250 0.11 0.71 $23.71 $49,310
Maine 220 0.37 2.34 $22.22 $46,220





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 860 0.22 1.40 $16.49 $34,300
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 760 0.21 1.31 $16.39 $34,080
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 560 0.52 3.30 $20.41 $42,460
Pittsburgh, PA 470 0.42 2.65 $18.81 $39,130
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.32 2.03 $18.31 $38,080
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 440 0.44 2.76 $18.31 $38,080
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 420 0.16 1.01 $18.24 $37,940
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 380 0.48 3.01 $20.89 $43,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 310 0.15 0.94 $15.88 $33,020
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 280 0.29 1.82 $18.09 $37,630




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)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 250 2.83 17.87 $21.73 $45,200
Fond du Lac, WI 80 1.96 12.38 $16.52 $34,370
Gainesville, GA 50 0.70 4.40 $13.45 $27,980
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 30 0.61 3.85 $14.02 $29,150
Tulsa, OK 250 0.60 3.81 $15.99 $33,260
Lancaster, PA 130 0.59 3.71 $14.01 $29,140
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 80 0.59 3.69 $15.27 $31,770
Rockford, IL 80 0.58 3.67 $16.32 $33,940
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 120 0.57 3.57 $17.96 $37,360
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 70 0.56 3.52 $11.77 $24,470




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 230 0.26 1.61 $31.25 $64,990
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 70 0.22 1.39 $28.97 $60,260
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.10 0.65 $25.61 $53,270
Green Bay, WI 30 0.20 1.25 $23.32 $48,510
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 100 0.24 1.52 $22.49 $46,780
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 0.60 $21.92 $45,590
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 250 2.83 17.87 $21.73 $45,200
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 380 0.48 3.01 $20.89 $43,450
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 560 0.52 3.30 $20.41 $42,460
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $19.16 $39,860

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 350 2.36 14.89 $13.21 $27,490
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 240 1.07 6.76 $15.77 $32,810
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 210 0.74 4.65 $13.18 $27,400
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 200 1.06 6.68 $22.68 $47,180
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 0.75 4.76 $18.02 $37,480

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 350 2.36 14.89 $13.21 $27,490
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 240 1.07 6.76 $15.77 $32,810
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 200 1.06 6.68 $22.68 $47,180
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 160 0.95 6.02 $17.79 $36,990
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 110 0.82 5.16 $11.90 $24,760

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)
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 2.13 $23.70 $49,290
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 200 1.06 6.68 $22.68 $47,180
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.43 2.74 $20.28 $42,180
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 1.22 $18.63 $38,740
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 0.75 4.76 $18.02 $37,480


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013