Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
69,330 2.2 % $15.99 $33,250 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.08 $12.30 $15.30 $18.80 $23.00
Annual Wage (2) $20,980 $25,570 $31,820 $39,090 $47,840


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 8,680 1.73 $14.32 $29,790
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 5,480 1.33 $16.80 $34,940
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 4,100 1.36 $15.57 $32,380
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 3,900 1.60 $16.68 $34,690
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 3,190 0.98 $15.56 $32,360

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 1,780 4.33 $16.21 $33,720
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 1,000 2.52 $16.64 $34,610
Forging and Stamping 1,710 1.99 $15.38 $32,000
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 960 1.84 $16.14 $33,580
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,030 1.80 $17.79 $37,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing (8) (8) $27.12 $56,420
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $20.45 $42,530
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 520 0.62 $19.44 $40,430
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $18.98 $39,470
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 150 0.82 $18.85 $39,200


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 5,780 2.22 4.06 $16.90 $35,140
Ohio 5,480 1.11 2.04 $16.53 $34,380
Pennsylvania 5,270 0.96 1.76 $16.14 $33,570
Texas 4,340 0.43 0.79 $13.68 $28,450
California 3,470 0.25 0.46 $15.16 $31,530




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 5,780 2.22 4.06 $16.90 $35,140
Utah 2,040 1.78 3.26 $14.70 $30,580
Rhode Island 650 1.45 2.67 $17.59 $36,590
Connecticut 2,200 1.38 2.52 $17.90 $37,230
Ohio 5,480 1.11 2.04 $16.53 $34,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 3,420 0.91 1.67 $20.07 $41,740
West Virginia 660 0.96 1.75 $18.99 $39,500
Arizona 290 0.12 0.23 $18.89 $39,290
Washington 640 0.24 0.44 $18.84 $39,180
Maryland 650 0.26 0.48 $18.42 $38,310

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,870 0.53 0.97 $15.36 $31,950
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,780 2.27 4.16 $15.57 $32,390
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,700 1.76 3.23 $15.29 $31,800
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,300 0.52 0.96 $14.73 $30,640
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1,230 2.26 4.14 $18.80 $39,110
Salt Lake City, UT 1,210 2.04 3.74 $15.04 $31,270
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.58 1.06 $17.61 $36,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.50 0.92 $13.17 $27,390
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 940 0.97 1.78 $20.21 $42,030
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 930 0.56 1.03 $16.24 $33,770




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Williamsport, PA 360 7.24 13.27 $14.68 $30,540
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 460 4.75 8.70 $15.28 $31,780
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 480 4.26 7.81 $15.54 $32,330
Erie, PA 480 3.89 7.14 $15.24 $31,700
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 520 2.73 5.01 $13.98 $29,090
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 350 2.57 4.70 $14.11 $29,340
Worcester, MA-CT 610 2.56 4.70 $15.91 $33,090
Rockford, IL 340 2.50 4.59 $13.47 $28,020
Pueblo, CO 130 2.40 4.39 $14.46 $30,070
Waterbury, CT 150 2.38 4.37 $16.05 $33,380




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ann Arbor, MI 90 0.48 0.88 $24.29 $50,520
Charleston, WV 210 1.48 2.71 $24.27 $50,480
Racine, WI (8) (8) (8) $21.34 $44,380
Cedar Rapids, IA 40 0.33 0.60 $20.83 $43,320
Danbury, CT (8) (8) (8) $20.69 $43,040
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 110 1.73 3.18 $20.52 $42,690
Columbia, SC 210 0.64 1.17 $20.46 $42,560
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 670 1.00 1.83 $20.44 $42,510
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 40 0.26 0.47 $20.24 $42,100
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 940 0.97 1.78 $20.21 $42,030

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 590 3.48 6.39 $15.14 $31,490
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 500 2.30 4.22 $16.76 $34,860
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 400 1.55 2.83 $15.74 $32,740
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 400 2.09 3.82 $14.50 $30,160
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 370 1.94 3.56 $17.27 $35,920

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 260 9.68 17.75 $16.99 $35,330
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 590 3.48 6.39 $15.14 $31,490
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 370 2.75 5.04 $14.86 $30,910
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 260 2.46 4.51 $17.93 $37,300
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 500 2.30 4.22 $16.76 $34,860

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.52 0.96 $20.42 $42,470
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.97 $41,550
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 0.64 $18.70 $38,890
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 1.19 2.18 $18.58 $38,650
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 260 2.46 4.51 $17.93 $37,300


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011