Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend machines to roll steel or plastic forming bends, beads, knurls, rolls, or plate or to flatten, temper, or reduce gauge of material.


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)
36,040 4.4 % $18.35 $38,160 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.05 $14.07 $17.98 $21.93 $26.72
Annual Wage (2) $22,980 $29,270 $37,390 $45,620 $55,580


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)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 11,820 12.68 $20.83 $43,320
Plastics Product Manufacturing 4,170 0.81 $15.55 $32,350
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 3,960 1.17 $15.23 $31,690
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 3,370 5.79 $18.51 $38,490
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,450 2.54 $18.13 $37,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 11,820 12.68 $20.83 $43,320
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 3,370 5.79 $18.51 $38,490
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,450 2.54 $18.13 $37,700
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,400 2.23 $18.60 $38,680
Forging and Stamping 1,430 1.47 $17.10 $35,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 180 0.04 $22.50 $46,810
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 380 0.15 $21.24 $44,170
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $21.13 $43,940
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 11,820 12.68 $20.83 $43,320
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 120 0.04 $19.87 $41,340


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)
Ohio 5,070 1.00 3.62 $17.08 $35,520
Indiana 4,460 1.58 5.73 $23.27 $48,400
Pennsylvania 3,160 0.56 2.04 $18.02 $37,480
Texas 2,750 0.26 0.94 $16.18 $33,660
Illinois 2,740 0.49 1.76 $19.76 $41,110




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)
Indiana 4,460 1.58 5.73 $23.27 $48,400
Ohio 5,070 1.00 3.62 $17.08 $35,520
Pennsylvania 3,160 0.56 2.04 $18.02 $37,480
Illinois 2,740 0.49 1.76 $19.76 $41,110
Michigan 1,640 0.42 1.52 $18.82 $39,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 4,460 1.58 5.73 $23.27 $48,400
Missouri 670 0.26 0.93 $22.81 $47,450
South Carolina 530 0.30 1.07 $22.75 $47,320
Oregon 90 0.05 0.19 $22.60 $47,000
West Virginia (8) (8) (8) $20.71 $43,070





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)
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,870 1.88 6.78 $16.59 $34,510
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,280 1.01 3.64 $23.08 $48,000
Pittsburgh, PA 1,240 1.10 3.99 $20.10 $41,810
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.30 1.09 $20.27 $42,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.28 1.02 $13.59 $28,280
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 800 1.15 4.17 $20.94 $43,550
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 740 0.28 1.02 $16.13 $33,540
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 690 3.14 11.37 $18.57 $38,630
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 460 5.14 18.59 $18.61 $38,700
Toledo, OH 400 1.38 5.00 $17.51 $36,430




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)
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 460 5.14 18.59 $18.61 $38,700
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 690 3.14 11.37 $18.57 $38,630
Mansfield, OH 100 1.98 7.16 $16.05 $33,380
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 200 1.96 7.10 $15.79 $32,840
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,870 1.88 6.78 $16.59 $34,510
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 160 1.47 5.33 $13.91 $28,940
Toledo, OH 400 1.38 5.00 $17.51 $36,430
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 800 1.15 4.17 $20.94 $43,550
Pittsburgh, PA 1,240 1.10 3.99 $20.10 $41,810
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 60 1.02 3.67 $18.06 $37,570




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)
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 90 0.30 1.08 $34.39 $71,520
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 140 0.86 3.10 $23.74 $49,380
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 40 0.09 0.32 $23.22 $48,300
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,280 1.01 3.64 $23.08 $48,000
Utica-Rome, NY 70 0.55 1.98 $21.62 $44,980
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 800 1.15 4.17 $20.94 $43,550
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 70 0.07 0.25 $20.89 $43,450
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 90 0.17 0.60 $20.81 $43,280
Lancaster, PA 170 0.77 2.78 $20.79 $43,240
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 260 0.14 0.52 $20.76 $43,170

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 Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 260 1.18 4.25 $19.49 $40,540
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 260 1.27 4.60 $17.52 $36,440
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 250 2.17 7.86 $15.22 $31,660
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 250 2.26 8.17 $17.46 $36,310
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 220 0.80 2.91 $18.78 $39,060

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 Ohio nonmetropolitan area 250 2.26 8.17 $17.46 $36,310
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 250 2.17 7.86 $15.22 $31,660
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 1.38 5.00 $16.61 $34,550
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 260 1.27 4.60 $17.52 $36,440
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 130 1.23 4.44 $15.72 $32,700

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)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.22 $56,620
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.17 4.23 $23.70 $49,300
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 0.72 2.59 $22.88 $47,600
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 2.13 $20.60 $42,850
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.51 1.83 $19.94 $41,470


About May 2012 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:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013