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.

Note...

The average incomes in all categories...

  • Vary approx. +/- 35% based on location and skill level
  • Include base pay plus overtime

Sources...

  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • National Science Foundation/SRS
  • NTMA, TMA, AMBA, PMA