Tool & die makers

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Total Workforce

54k

Average Age

50.5

Estimated Job Growth

-7.17%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$57,168

Average Male Salary

$57,360

Average Female Salary

$33,133

About

Tool & die makers are most often employed by the Metalworking machinery manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Tool & die makers was $57,168 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Tool & die makers by wage are Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers, Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, and Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers.

Tool & die makers are part of the Production Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, & systems assemblers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Engine & other machine assemblers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, Bakers, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders, Food batchmakers, Food cooking machine operators & tenders, Food processing workers, all other, Computer control programmers & operators, Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Rolling machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machinists, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, Tool & die makers, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Prepress technicians & workers, Printing press operators, Print binding & finishing workers, Laundry & drycleaning workers, Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, Sewing machine operators, Shoe & leather workers, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Upholsterers, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, Furniture finishers, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers, Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, Cutting workers, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Painting workers, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders, Etchers & engravers, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Tire builders, Helpersproduction workers, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors

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 Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing. Tool & die makers are paid most in Mount Clemens & Fraser Area PUMA, MI but are relatively concentrated in St. Clair County PUMA, MI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$57,168

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,748

In 2017, Tool & die makers earned an average of $57,168, $5,103 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers make somewhat more than Tool & die makers while Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers 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

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WAGE GINI

In 2017, Tool & die makers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.235, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

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Spatial Concentration

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

54k

2017 Workforce

± 5,705

-8.13%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 15.9%

The number of people employed as Tool & die makers has been declining at a rate of -8.13%, from 58,790 people in 2016 to 54,012 people in 2017.

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  24.2%, followed by Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 19% and Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing  with 9.58%.

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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 50.6 and of female Tool & die makers is 43.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Tool & die makers is White.

Gender Composition

53.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,682

427

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 507

99.2% of Tool & die makers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Tool & die makers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Tool & die makers

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. Black

94.4% of Tool & die makers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 2.48% of Tool & die makers, Other 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 Gender

50.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.42

43.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 12.8

The median age of Tool & die makers is 50.5, and Male employees are generally 7.39 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 Business.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON 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 Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Equipment Selection.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Tool & die makers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Tool & die makers are expected to see a growth of -7.17% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-7.17%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Tool & die makers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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