Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
74,510 2.0 % $24.58 $51,130 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.39 $19.50 $24.18 $29.56 $35.35
Annual Wage (2) $32,010 $40,560 $50,290 $61,490 $73,530


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 16,080 8.78 $22.60 $47,000
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 13,340 2.38 $26.56 $55,230
Forging and Stamping 5,380 5.36 $24.03 $49,990
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 4,260 1.14 $23.44 $48,750
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,100 0.84 $30.36 $63,150

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 16,080 8.78 $22.60 $47,000
Forging and Stamping 5,380 5.36 $24.03 $49,990
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 1,180 3.05 $21.99 $45,740
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 13,340 2.38 $26.56 $55,230
Hardware Manufacturing 480 2.00 $21.97 $45,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,630 1.28 $31.99 $66,540
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 170 0.53 $31.25 $64,990
Management of Companies and Enterprises 130 0.01 $30.93 $64,340
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $30.77 $64,000
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,100 0.84 $30.36 $63,150


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 12,200 2.94 5.44 $25.05 $52,100
Ohio 7,860 1.49 2.75 $23.81 $49,530
Illinois 5,630 0.96 1.78 $25.97 $54,010
Indiana 4,760 1.61 2.99 $24.99 $51,970
Pennsylvania 4,150 0.73 1.35 $22.39 $46,570



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 12,200 2.94 5.44 $25.05 $52,100
Indiana 4,760 1.61 2.99 $24.99 $51,970
Ohio 7,860 1.49 2.75 $23.81 $49,530
Wisconsin 3,450 1.24 2.30 $23.92 $49,750
Connecticut 2,050 1.23 2.28 $27.35 $56,890



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,300 0.43 0.80 $32.39 $67,360
Vermont 130 0.43 0.79 $28.53 $59,340
Oregon 270 0.16 0.29 $27.55 $57,300
Connecticut 2,050 1.23 2.28 $27.35 $56,890
New Jersey 1,220 0.31 0.58 $27.28 $56,730




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 4,540 3.87 7.17 $24.46 $50,890
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,500 0.98 1.81 $26.59 $55,310
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 2,380 2.33 4.32 $24.79 $51,560
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,110 4.03 7.46 $23.28 $48,410
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 1,850 2.54 4.70 $29.63 $61,630
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,390 1.67 3.09 $25.04 $52,080
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,270 0.96 1.78 $26.83 $55,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.31 0.57 $26.26 $54,620
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,150 0.61 1.13 $27.36 $56,900
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,060 1.20 2.22 $24.95 $51,890



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)
Kokomo, IN 320 8.23 15.24 $33.26 $69,180
Bay City, MI 260 7.34 13.58 $27.39 $56,980
Waterbury, CT 410 6.01 11.12 $28.99 $60,300
Columbus, IN 260 5.19 9.61 $20.86 $43,390
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 270 4.47 8.28 $25.14 $52,290
Rockford, IL 620 4.25 7.87 $24.06 $50,050
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,110 4.03 7.46 $23.28 $48,410
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 4,540 3.87 7.17 $24.46 $50,890
Muskegon, MI 220 3.51 6.50 $23.45 $48,780
Jackson, MI 210 3.46 6.40 $22.14 $46,040