Tool And Die Makers

Training Requirements for Tool And Die Makers

Tool and die makers need a high school diploma or equivalent and long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Tool and die makers
Percent
Less than High School 6.5
High School 41.8
Some College 32.2
Associates Degree 15.7
Bachelors Degree 3.1
Masters Degree 0.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment Outlook for Tool And Die Makers

This represents about 77,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 10,000 less tool and die makers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 3,000 more.

Typical Income for Tool And Die Makers

Hourly Income

On average,tool and die makers make $24.81 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Tool and die makers $15.28 $19.62 $24.55 $29.87 $35.69
Production occupations $9.96 $11.98 $15.93 $21.81 $28.99
Metal workers and plastic workers $11.43 $14.16 $18.06 $23.17 $28.78
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, tool and die makers make $51,610 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Tool and die makers $31,790 $40,810 $51,060 $62,130 $74,230
Production occupations $20,720 $24,920 $33,130 $45,360 $60,300
Metal workers and plastic workers $23,770 $29,460 $37,560 $48,190 $59,860
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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