Tool Grinders, Filers, And Sharpeners

Training Requirements for Tool Grinders, Filers, And Sharpeners

Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners need a high school diploma or equivalent and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees 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

This represents about 11,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 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.

Typical Income for Tool Grinders, Filers, And Sharpeners

Hourly Income

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

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.

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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