Tool & die makers

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2019 Workforce
60.2k
Average Age
50.7
Average Salary
$59,764
Average Male Salary
$59,735
Average Female Salary
$62,373

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 Engine, turbine, & power transmission equipment manufacturing . Tool & die makers are paid most in St. Clair County PUMA, MI but are relatively concentrated in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$59,764
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,000

In 2019, Tool & die makers earned an average of $59,764, $4,240 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers make somewhat more than Tool & die makers while Entertainment and recreation 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

0.246
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Tool & die makers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.246, 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

60.2k
2019 Workforce
± 6,025
6.68%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 13.5%

The number of people employed as Tool & die makers has been growing at a rate of 6.68%, from 56,466 people in 2018 to 60,239 people in 2019.

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  22.9%, followed by Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 17.2% and Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing  with 8.47%.

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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 50.7 and of female Tool & die makers is 51.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Tool & die makers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

59.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,992
660
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 631

98.9% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

87.5% of Tool & die makers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 4.62% 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 Gender

50.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.38
51.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 8.65

The median age of Tool & die makers is 50.7, and Male employees are generally 0.592 years younger 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

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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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