Career Opportunities in Tooling & Machining
Did You Know...
Entry level toolmakers can average $27,000 a year during a four-year training program.
Experienced precision metalworkers' earnings range from $40,000 to $60,000 annually.
The U.S. Government projects 2 job openings for every new certified precision metalworker through 2005.
Precision machining provides a practical basis for an engineering or business degree.
The gloomy rooms and greasy machines of the past are replaced with computers and high technology.
Many toolmakers eventually own their own shops.
The average incomes in all categories...
Vary approx. +/- 35% based on location and skill level
Include base pay plus overtime
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Census Bureau
National Science Foundation/SRS
NTMA, TMA, AMBA, PMA