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 .
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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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|
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|Wholesale Trade|| |
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.
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