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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2022

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 machinistsí hand tools.


National estimates for Tool and Die Makers
Industry profile for Tool and Die Makers
Geographic profile for Tool and Die Makers

National estimates for Tool and Die Makers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Tool and Die Makers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
61,730 1.5 % $ 28.55 $ 59,390 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Tool and Die Makers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.49 $ 22.92 $ 28.75 $ 34.16 $ 38.24
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,470 $ 47,670 $ 59,800 $ 71,050 $ 79,540


Industry profile for Tool and Die Makers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Tool and Die Makers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Tool and Die Makers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Tool and Die Makers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 11,000 2.02 $ 29.89 $ 62,160
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 10,930 6.74 $ 27.26 $ 56,700
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 8,420 1.81 $ 29.28 $ 60,890
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,770 0.62 $ 27.74 $ 57,700
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 3,100 0.92 $ 28.47 $ 59,210

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Tool and Die Makers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 10,930 6.74 $ 27.26 $ 56,700
Foundries 2,580 2.45 $ 23.52 $ 48,920
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 11,000 2.02 $ 29.89 $ 62,160
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 8,420 1.81 $ 29.28 $ 60,890
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 770 1.33 $ 22.55 $ 46,900

Top paying industries for Tool and Die Makers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $ 42.99 $ 89,420
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,790 0.66 $ 35.98 $ 74,830
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,900 0.61 $ 35.19 $ 73,200
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 380 0.02 $ 34.75 $ 72,270
Management of Companies and Enterprises 260 0.01 $ 33.20 $ 69,060


Geographic profile for Tool and Die Makers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Tool and Die Makers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Tool and Die Makers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of tool and die makers by state, May 2022


States with the highest employment level in Tool and Die Makers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 9,610 2.26 5.42 $ 30.08 $ 62,560
Ohio 6,310 1.17 2.81 $ 27.51 $ 57,230
Illinois 4,870 0.83 1.98 $ 27.97 $ 58,180
Tennessee 4,400 1.41 3.37 $ 24.51 $ 50,970
Indiana 3,690 1.19 2.86 $ 28.68 $ 59,640


Map of location quotient of tool and die makers by state, May 2022


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tool and Die Makers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 9,610 2.26 5.42 $ 30.08 $ 62,560
Tennessee 4,400 1.41 3.37 $ 24.51 $ 50,970
Wisconsin 3,600 1.28 3.06 $ 28.47 $ 59,230
Connecticut 2,050 1.26 3.01 $ 33.85 $ 70,400
Indiana 3,690 1.19 2.86 $ 28.68 $ 59,640


Map of annual mean wages of tool and die makers by state, May 2022


Top paying states for Tool and Die Makers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,080 0.32 0.76 $ 35.63 $ 74,110
Oregon 250 0.13 0.31 $ 34.66 $ 72,100
Connecticut 2,050 1.26 3.01 $ 33.85 $ 70,400
West Virginia (8) (8) (8) $ 33.33 $ 69,330
California 1,840 0.10 0.25 $ 33.01 $ 68,660



Map of employment of tool and die makers by area, May 2022


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Tool and Die Makers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 4,890 2.62 6.27 $ 31.49 $ 65,510
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,340 0.76 1.81 $ 28.70 $ 59,690
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,800 3.27 7.84 $ 28.51 $ 59,290
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,530 1.91 4.58 $ 29.57 $ 61,500
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,490 1.51 3.63 $ 28.14 $ 58,520
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,140 0.12 0.30 $ 30.98 $ 64,440
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,020 0.99 2.37 $ 27.51 $ 57,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,010 0.17 0.40 $ 34.10 $ 70,930
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 990 1.78 4.27 $ 33.28 $ 69,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 910 0.49 1.16 $ 30.37 $ 63,170


Map of location quotient of tool and die makers by area, May 2022


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tool and Die Makers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Morristown, TN 420 9.01 21.59 $ 22.07 $ 45,900
Waterbury, CT 360 5.51 13.20 $ 33.78 $ 70,260
Jackson, TN 310 4.58 10.98 $ 23.98 $ 49,880
Sheboygan, WI 260 4.49 10.74 $ 26.63 $ 55,390
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 220 3.78 9.06 $ 27.25 $ 56,670
Columbus, IN 180 3.72 8.91 $ 26.82 $ 55,780
Jackson, MI 200 3.53 8.46 $ 27.44 $ 57,070
Mansfield, OH 160 3.33 7.97 $ 24.70 $ 51,370
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,800 3.27 7.84 $ 28.51 $ 59,290
Saginaw, MI 250 3.13 7.49 $ 31.22 $ 64,940


Map of annual mean wages of tool and die makers by area, May 2022


Top paying metropolitan areas for Tool and Die Makers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 870 0.42 1.02 $ 37.01 $ 76,980
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 60 0.06 0.14 $ 36.28 $ 75,460
New Haven, CT 270 0.95 2.27 $ 35.69 $ 74,240
Savannah, GA 70 0.37 0.90 $ 35.05 $ 72,890
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 230 0.19 0.46 $ 34.87 $ 72,540
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 220 0.56 1.34 $ 34.77 $ 72,320
Manchester, NH 70 0.64 1.54 $ 34.49 $ 71,730
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 150 0.10 0.25 $ 34.28 $ 71,300
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 110 0.40 0.96 $ 34.23 $ 71,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,010 0.17 0.40 $ 34.10 $ 70,930

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Tool and Die Makers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 860 3.51 8.42 $ 26.89 $ 55,930
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 610 2.33 5.59 $ 27.50 $ 57,190
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 560 1.73 4.14 $ 26.29 $ 54,690
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 550 2.62 6.27 $ 26.97 $ 56,100
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 530 3.59 8.59 $ 25.32 $ 52,670

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tool and Die Makers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 530 4.86 11.65 $ 23.32 $ 48,500
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 530 3.59 8.59 $ 25.32 $ 52,670
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 860 3.51 8.42 $ 26.89 $ 55,930
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 360 3.19 7.65 $ 23.41 $ 48,690
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 420 2.70 6.46 $ 28.63 $ 59,550

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Tool and Die Makers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 30 0.96 2.30 $ 32.80 $ 68,230
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 32.52 $ 67,640
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 100 1.00 2.38 $ 31.67 $ 65,870
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.56 1.35 $ 31.23 $ 64,960
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 0.69 $ 30.17 $ 62,750


About May 2022 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 2022 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2022 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2022 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2022 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2022 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 25, 2023