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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Industry profile for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Geographic profile for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

National estimates for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
9,090 6.0 % $ 20.58 $ 42,800 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.12 $ 15.54 $ 19.13 $ 24.54 $ 30.44
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,300 $ 32,310 $ 39,780 $ 51,050 $ 63,320


Industry profile for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 1,530 0.45 $ 20.63 $ 42,910
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 1,140 0.16 $ 22.33 $ 46,450
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 990 0.22 $ 19.12 $ 39,770
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 830 0.22 $ 17.70 $ 36,810
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 470 0.10 $ 19.34 $ 40,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 1,530 0.45 $ 20.63 $ 42,910
Foundries 280 0.27 $ 20.62 $ 42,890
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 220 0.26 $ 27.39 $ 56,960
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 990 0.22 $ 19.12 $ 39,770
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 830 0.22 $ 17.70 $ 36,810

Top paying industries for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 180 0.03 $ 31.79 $ 66,130
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $ 28.87 $ 60,040
Ship and Boat Building 40 0.03 $ 27.50 $ 57,200
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 220 0.26 $ 27.39 $ 56,960
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $ 25.22 $ 52,460


Geographic profile for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,700 0.10 1.58 $ 20.66 $ 42,970
Texas 1,150 0.10 1.46 $ 20.04 $ 41,670
Illinois 860 0.15 2.35 $ 20.36 $ 42,360
Ohio 470 0.09 1.41 $ 21.32 $ 44,340
Tennessee 450 0.16 2.39 $ 18.30 $ 38,060




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 390 0.20 3.12 $ 23.76 $ 49,410
Tennessee 450 0.16 2.39 $ 18.30 $ 38,060
Illinois 860 0.15 2.35 $ 20.36 $ 42,360
Minnesota 380 0.14 2.15 $ 17.79 $ 37,000
California 1,700 0.10 1.58 $ 20.66 $ 42,970




Top paying states for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 140 0.08 1.20 $ 25.24 $ 52,490
Iowa 50 0.03 0.53 $ 24.19 $ 50,310
Alabama 390 0.20 3.12 $ 23.76 $ 49,410
Massachusetts 130 0.04 0.59 $ 22.93 $ 47,690
Connecticut 100 0.06 0.99 $ 22.74 $ 47,290





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,020 0.17 2.68 $ 20.54 $ 42,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 630 0.21 3.26 $ 21.37 $ 44,440
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 510 0.12 1.77 $ 18.03 $ 37,490
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 360 0.33 5.01 $ 20.02 $ 41,630
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 220 0.06 0.93 $ 19.24 $ 40,030
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 160 0.09 1.38 $ 25.69 $ 53,430
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 130 0.27 4.12 $ 23.04 $ 47,920
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 130 0.05 0.79 $ 23.16 $ 48,160
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 130 0.11 1.74 $ 25.66 $ 53,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 110 0.06 0.92 $ 21.76 $ 45,270




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 40 1.05 16.11 $ 19.29 $ 40,130
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 360 0.33 5.01 $ 20.02 $ 41,630
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 130 0.27 4.12 $ 23.04 $ 47,920
Tulsa, OK 90 0.22 3.31 $ 22.46 $ 46,710
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 630 0.21 3.26 $ 21.37 $ 44,440
Fort Wayne, IN 40 0.21 3.17 $ 18.43 $ 38,330
Akron, OH 60 0.18 2.77 $ 18.71 $ 38,910
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 30 0.18 2.75 $ 21.07 $ 43,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,020 0.17 2.68 $ 20.54 $ 42,730
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 90 0.15 2.22 $ 17.55 $ 36,510




Top paying metropolitan areas for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 160 0.09 1.38 $ 25.69 $ 53,430
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 130 0.11 1.74 $ 25.66 $ 53,370
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 100 0.12 1.89 $ 23.17 $ 48,180
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 130 0.05 0.79 $ 23.16 $ 48,160
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 100 0.10 1.47 $ 23.11 $ 48,070
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 130 0.27 4.12 $ 23.04 $ 47,920
Tulsa, OK 90 0.22 3.31 $ 22.46 $ 46,710
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 21.97 $ 45,700
Dayton, OH (8) (8) (8) $ 21.92 $ 45,600
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 110 0.06 0.92 $ 21.76 $ 45,270

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 180 1.00 15.23 $ 15.31 $ 31,850
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 3.84 $ 20.60 $ 42,840

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 180 1.00 15.23 $ 15.31 $ 31,850
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 3.84 $ 20.60 $ 42,840

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 3.84 $ 20.60 $ 42,840
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 180 1.00 15.23 $ 15.31 $ 31,850


About May 2020 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021