Tool & die makers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
56k
Average Age
50.4
Estimated Job Growth
−5.38%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$61,222
Average Male Salary
$61,444
Average Female Salary
$48,110

About

Tool & die makers are most often employed by the Metalworking machinery manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Tool & die makers was $61,222 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Tool & die makers by wage are Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers, Web and digital interface designers, and Construction & building inspectors.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Tool & die makers are Mount Clemens & Fraser Area PUMA, MI, Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA, and Muskegon County PUMA, MI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Tool & die makers are Mount Clemens & Fraser Area PUMA, MI, Flint City Area PUMA, MI, and Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Tool & die makers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Metalworking machinery manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Tool & die makers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Tool & die makers, by average wage, is Navigational, measuring, electromedical, & control instruments manufacturing. Tool & die makers are paid most in Greenwood City PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Mount Clemens & Fraser Area PUMA, MI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$61,222
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,456

In 2020, Tool & die makers earned an average of $61,222, $5,268 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers make somewhat more than Tool & die makers while Construction & building inspectors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Tool & die makers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.235
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Tool & die makers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.235, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Tool & die makers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Tool & die makers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Tool & die makers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Tool & die makers.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

56k
2020 Workforce
± 5,810
−2.08%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 14.9%

The number of people employed as Tool & die makers has been declining at a rate of −2.08%, from 57,216 people in 2019 to 56,027 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Tool & die makers employed by various industries. Metalworking machinery manufacturing employs the largest share of Tool & die makers at  24.1%, followed by Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 17.9% and Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing  with 8.49%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Tool & die makers in the US. The average age of male Tool & die makers in the workforce is 50.5 and of female Tool & die makers is 45.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Tool & die makers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

55.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,762
931
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 749

98.3% of Tool & die makers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Tool & die makers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Tool & die makers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

90.9% of Tool & die makers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 2.71% of Tool & die makers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Tool & die makers.

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Age by Sex

50.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.39
45.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 10.6

The median age of Tool & die makers is 50.4, and Male employees are generally 5.18 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Tool & die makers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Tool & die makers is Business but a relatively high number of Tool & die makers hold a major in Engineering Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Tool & die makers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Tool & die makers need many skills, but most especially Quality Control Analysis, Operation and Control, and Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Tool & die makers need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Equipment Selection.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Tool and Die Makers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Tool and Die Makers are expected to see a growth of −5.38% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Tool and Die Makers.
−5.38%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Tool and Die Makers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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