There are currently an estimated 72,500 tool and die makers in the United States. The tool and die maker job market is expected to shrink by -7.2% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are tool and die makers?

CareerExplorer rates tool and die makers 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 200 tool and die makers. That number is based on the retirement of 5,400 existing tool and die makers.

What’s the supply of tool and die makers?

The tool and die maker industry is concentrated in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois

Tool and Die Maker job market by state

State Name Employed Tool and Die Makers
Michigan 14,270
Ohio 8,450
Illinois 5,100
Indiana 4,560
Pennsylvania 3,890
Wisconsin 3,350
California 2,990
Tennessee 2,740
New York 2,490
Connecticut 2,040
Washington 1,950
Texas 1,930
Kentucky 1,790
Missouri 1,750
Minnesota 1,630
North Carolina 1,570
South Carolina 1,250
Massachusetts 1,070
Iowa 1,070
Georgia 950
Kansas 940
Florida 880
New Jersey 830
Alabama 620
Virginia 590
Arkansas 540
Nebraska 520
Puerto Rico 490
Arizona 480
Mississippi 420
Colorado 420
Oklahoma 360
Rhode Island 320
Oregon 240
New Hampshire 230
Utah 210
Maryland 200
South Dakota 180
Louisiana 170
Vermont 160
West Virginia 90
Maine 70
Nevada 60
Idaho 50