Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (51-4032)

Occupation description:  Set up, operate, or tend drilling machines to drill, bore, ream, mill, or countersink metal or plastic work pieces.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 17,80014,100 -20.50 310310

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.6511.9114.04 17.9223.5029.74

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
3416 47.115.8 10.5
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation12
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation2
UI claimants previously working in occupation5
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 121
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training