National » Production » Tool and Die Makers

Tool and Die Makers Salary Information

The salary statistics of tool and die makers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of tool and die makers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The tool and die makers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Tool and Die Makers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,790
25th Percentile Wage
$40,810
50th Percentile Wage
$51,060
75th Percentile Wage
$62,130
90th Percentile Wage
$74,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tool and die makers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) tool and die makers is $74,230. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,790. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 133% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of tool and die makers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,0601.51%7.95%
201550,2902.78%-
201448,8901.90%-
201347,9602.00%-
201247,000--

Table 2. Tool and Die Makers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of tool and die makers in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for tool and die makers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $63,460. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $36,480).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$63,460
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$63,080
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$57,440
Manufacturing
$51,090
Wholesale Trade
$49,580
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,320
Mining
$42,730
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$36,480

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Tool and Die Makers by States

From the above tables we note that not only tool and die makers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of tool and die makers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $28,490 to $67,210. The highest paying state for tool and die makers is Vermont with a median annual salary of $67,210. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $28,490. For more salary information of tool and die makers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Vermont
$67,210
Washington
$67,020
Utah
$63,180
Connecticut
$59,710
Oregon
$57,560
New Jersey
$57,160
New Hampshire
$56,420
Oklahoma
$56,420
Maine
$56,380
Minnesota
$55,470
Virginia
$54,280
Missouri
$54,150
New Mexico
$53,730
Illinois
$53,310
New York
$52,570
Kansas
$52,510
Kentucky
$52,380
Michigan
$51,880
California
$51,780
Ohio
$51,600
Nevada
$51,270
Massachusetts
$50,620
Wisconsin
$50,280
Indiana
$49,760
Colorado
$49,670
Nebraska
$49,610
Rhode Island
$49,400
South Carolina
$49,320
Texas
$48,770
Iowa
$48,480
Alabama
$48,320
West Virginia
$47,840
Pennsylvania
$47,580
Arizona
$47,290
North Carolina
$46,890
Florida
$46,690
Tennessee
$45,870
Arkansas
$45,840
Mississippi
$45,480
Georgia
$45,330
North Dakota
$44,660
Idaho
$44,080
South Dakota
$42,920
Louisiana
$42,160
Maryland
$38,100
Puerto Rico
$28,490



Related:

Highest paying states for tool and die makers

Highest paying cities for tool and die makers

Highest paying industries for tool and die makers.