Information About Tool Grinders, Filers, And Sharpeners

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Training

Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners
Training for Tool Grinders, Filers, And Sharpeners
Percent
Less than High School 16.6
High School 47.1
Some College 23.7
Associates Degree 7.1
Bachelors Degree 4.4
Masters Degree 0.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.5

Employment

Represents about 18,000 people in the United States- 14.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 1,000 less tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 5,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners make $17.15 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners $10.20 $12.60 $16.60 $20.80 $24.90
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 grinders, filers, and sharpeners make $35,670 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners $21,210 $26,370 $34,570 $43,390 $51,890
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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