Information About Tool And Die Makers

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Training

Tool and die makers need long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Tool and die makers
Training for Tool And Die Makers
Percent
Less than High School 7.2
High School 36.5
Some College 34.8
Associates Degree 17.1
Bachelors Degree 3.4
Masters Degree 0.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.3

Employment

Represents about 84,000 people in the United States- 0.3% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 6,000 less tool and die makers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 5,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, tool and die makers make $23.16 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Tool and die makers $15.20 $18.70 $22.40 $27.90 $33.20
Production occupations $8.95 $10.90 $14.70 $20.00 $26.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, tool and die makers make $48,170 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Tool and die makers $31,660 $39,000 $46,650 $58,120 $69,090
Production occupations $18,620 $22,860 $30,670 $41,740 $55,910
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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