There are currently an estimated 12,300 drill press operators in the United States. The drill press operator job market is expected to shrink by -19.5% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are drill press operators?

CareerExplorer rates drill press operators with a F employability rating, meaning this career should provide poor employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 4,500 drill press operators. That number is based on the retirement of 6,900 existing drill press operators.

What’s the supply of drill press operators?

The drill press operator industry is concentrated in California, Michigan, Ohio

Drill Press Operator job market by state

State Name Employed Drill Press Operators
California 1,530
Michigan 1,040
Ohio 860
Indiana 850
Texas 730
Alabama 630
Illinois 560
Oklahoma 330
New York 320
Massachusetts 300
Minnesota 260
Louisiana 260
North Carolina 260
Pennsylvania 260
Virginia 240
New Jersey 220
Wisconsin 220
Kentucky 200
Missouri 180
Florida 170
Oregon 170
Iowa 160
Kansas 130
Nevada 100
Colorado 100
Tennessee 90
Connecticut 80
Maine 60
New Hampshire 60
Arkansas 60
Utah 50
Arizona 50
South Dakota 50
Georgia 50
Washington 40
Maryland 40
Mississippi 30