Information About Tool Grinders, Filers, And Sharpeners

Training Requirements for Tool Grinders, Filers, And Sharpeners

Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners
Training for Tool Grinders, Filers, And Sharpeners
Percent
Less than High School 19.5
High School 47.6
Some College 22.4
Associates Degree 6.4
Bachelors Degree 3.5
Masters Degree 0.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.1

Employment outlook for Tool Grinders, Filers, And Sharpeners

Represents about 11,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 2,000 less tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 2,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners make $18.68 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners $11.21 $13.62 $17.62 $22.53 $27.69
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
Miscellaneous metal workers and plastic workers $10.64 $13.00 $16.70 $21.72 $27.21
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners make $38,860 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners $23,320 $28,320 $36,650 $46,860 $57,590
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
Miscellaneous metal workers and plastic workers $22,120 $27,030 $34,740 $45,170 $56,600
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

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