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Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners Salary Information

The salary statistics of tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners 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 Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,320
25th Percentile Wage
$28,320
50th Percentile Wage
$36,650
75th Percentile Wage
$46,860
90th Percentile Wage
$57,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners is $57,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,320. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 146% 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 grinders, filers, and sharpeners from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201636,6503.00%6.41%
201535,5500.37%-
201435,4203.13%-
201334,3100.03%-
201234,300--

Table 2. Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners in 4 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 grinders, filers, and sharpeners occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $38,070. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $24,660).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$38,070
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$32,830
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$26,960
Wholesale Trade
$24,660

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners by States

From the above tables we note that not only tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners 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 grinders, filers, and sharpeners in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $22,240 to $54,310. The highest paying state for tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners is Washington with a median annual salary of $54,310. The lowest paying state is Kansas with a median annual salary of $22,240. For more salary information of tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Washington
$54,310
Connecticut
$47,690
Nebraska
$44,020
New Hampshire
$43,320
Iowa
$43,040
Oregon
$42,670
New Jersey
$42,570
Idaho
$41,930
Mississippi
$41,680
South Carolina
$39,170
Illinois
$39,110
Pennsylvania
$39,110
Massachusetts
$38,990
Wisconsin
$38,480
Georgia
$38,330
Michigan
$38,280
Maine
$37,920
Maryland
$37,850
Vermont
$37,520
South Dakota
$37,510
Arkansas
$37,460
Oklahoma
$37,440
Kentucky
$37,140
North Dakota
$36,790
Louisiana
$35,960
New York
$35,790
Ohio
$35,540
Montana
$34,950
Minnesota
$34,670
Arizona
$34,540
North Carolina
$34,430
Florida
$34,400
Indiana
$34,400
Virginia
$33,540
Tennessee
$31,830
West Virginia
$30,980
California
$30,900
Missouri
$29,980
Texas
$29,910
Alabama
$28,780
New Mexico
$27,430
Utah
$23,000
Kansas
$22,240


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