Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. May operate CNC equipment. Includes lead sawyers.


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)
38,720 2.3 % $13.23 $27,520 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.57 $10.06 $12.59 $15.84 $18.80
Annual Wage (2) $17,820 $20,920 $26,190 $32,940 $39,110


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)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 14,330 17.17 $13.78 $28,660
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 10,030 5.20 $12.22 $25,420
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 3,560 1.64 $13.29 $27,650
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,260 5.24 $13.88 $28,880
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 1,820 0.99 $12.81 $26,640

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 14,330 17.17 $13.78 $28,660
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,260 5.24 $13.88 $28,880
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 10,030 5.20 $12.22 $25,420
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,630 1.65 $13.40 $27,860
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 3,560 1.64 $13.29 $27,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 100 0.09 $22.82 $47,460
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 40 0.01 $16.28 $33,860
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers 130 0.11 $15.88 $33,020
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 90 0.03 $14.35 $29,850
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 70 0.10 $14.27 $29,680


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)
Texas 2,690 0.25 0.85 $11.42 $23,750
Alabama 2,320 1.27 4.28 $12.91 $26,850
North Carolina 2,210 0.57 1.92 $13.44 $27,950
Mississippi 1,950 1.81 6.07 $12.14 $25,240
California 1,880 0.13 0.44 $13.85 $28,810




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)
Mississippi 1,950 1.81 6.07 $12.14 $25,240
Alabama 2,320 1.27 4.28 $12.91 $26,850
Maine 570 0.99 3.33 $13.88 $28,860
Arkansas 1,130 0.97 3.28 $12.41 $25,800
Montana 400 0.92 3.09 $15.32 $31,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,440 0.52 1.76 $17.37 $36,130
Vermont 180 0.61 2.05 $16.47 $34,250
Oregon 1,470 0.91 3.08 $15.74 $32,750
Montana 400 0.92 3.09 $15.32 $31,860
Utah 210 0.17 0.58 $15.30 $31,830





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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 570 0.27 0.91 $11.49 $23,890
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 510 0.23 0.76 $13.05 $27,150
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 470 3.26 10.97 $13.99 $29,090
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 420 0.24 0.80 $15.69 $32,640
Tuscaloosa, AL 390 4.30 14.48 $15.03 $31,260
Greensboro-High Point, NC 370 1.08 3.65 $12.15 $25,280
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 350 0.73 2.44 $11.05 $22,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.09 0.30 $11.68 $24,280
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 340 0.46 1.54 $11.79 $24,520
Richmond, VA 320 0.54 1.80 $12.11 $25,200




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)
Tuscaloosa, AL 390 4.30 14.48 $15.03 $31,260
Decatur, AL 180 3.40 11.43 $14.85 $30,890
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 470 3.26 10.97 $13.99 $29,090
Coeur d'Alene, ID 170 3.21 10.81 $13.80 $28,700
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 150 2.85 9.60 $10.81 $22,490
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 280 2.54 8.54 $12.75 $26,510
Morristown, TN 100 2.23 7.51 $13.08 $27,210
Danville, VA 80 2.04 6.85 $11.66 $24,250
Longview, WA 70 2.00 6.74 $19.57 $40,700
Corvallis, OR 60 1.72 5.78 $17.20 $35,770




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)
Longview, WA 70 2.00 6.74 $19.57 $40,700
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 0.12 $19.12 $39,770
Savannah, GA 90 0.59 1.98 $18.67 $38,840
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 1.36 4.57 $18.26 $37,970
Ogden-Clearfield, UT (8) (8) (8) $17.90 $37,230
Eugene-Springfield, OR 210 1.54 5.17 $17.64 $36,690
Provo-Orem, UT 40 0.21 0.72 $17.30 $35,980
Corvallis, OR 60 1.72 5.78 $17.20 $35,770
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 170 0.21 0.70 $17.09 $35,550
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 240 0.17 0.57 $16.83 $35,000

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 1,050 4.91 16.51 $12.27 $25,510
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 620 3.75 12.62 $10.06 $20,920
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 580 2.08 7.00 $12.16 $25,300
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 570 4.46 15.01 $12.75 $26,530
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 510 3.32 11.16 $11.21 $23,320

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)
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 470 7.60 25.57 $18.55 $38,590
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 330 5.19 17.46 $10.83 $22,520
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 1,050 4.91 16.51 $12.27 $25,510
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 570 4.46 15.01 $12.75 $26,530
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 410 4.31 14.52 $12.16 $25,280

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)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.43 1.45 $19.11 $39,760
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 470 7.60 25.57 $18.55 $38,590
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 120 2.59 8.70 $17.94 $37,310
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.81 2.73 $17.33 $36,040
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.65 2.18 $16.76 $34,860


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