Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines. May operate CNC equipment.


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)
61,110 2.7 % $13.51 $28,100 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.87 $10.50 $13.00 $15.96 $18.77
Annual Wage (2) $18,450 $21,840 $27,030 $33,200 $39,040


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)
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 24,250 12.58 $12.84 $26,700
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 12,270 5.65 $13.72 $28,540
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 7,770 12.46 $13.83 $28,760
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 4,650 4.73 $13.92 $28,950
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 4,130 4.95 $13.99 $29,100

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 24,250 12.58 $12.84 $26,700
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 7,770 12.46 $13.83 $28,760
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 12,270 5.65 $13.72 $28,540
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 4,130 4.95 $13.99 $29,100
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 4,650 4.73 $13.92 $28,950

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 360 0.34 $19.29 $40,110
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 50 0.03 $17.96 $37,360
Warehousing and Storage (8) (8) $16.91 $35,170
Building Finishing Contractors 200 0.03 $16.88 $35,120
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 190 0.06 $16.06 $33,410


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)
North Carolina 4,690 1.21 2.58 $12.47 $25,950
Wisconsin 3,990 1.49 3.18 $13.51 $28,090
California 3,950 0.28 0.59 $13.52 $28,130
Indiana 3,810 1.36 2.89 $12.71 $26,430
Ohio 3,710 0.73 1.57 $13.79 $28,680




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)
Vermont 650 2.22 4.72 $14.16 $29,440
Wisconsin 3,990 1.49 3.18 $13.51 $28,090
Indiana 3,810 1.36 2.89 $12.71 $26,430
Mississippi 1,450 1.35 2.87 $12.78 $26,580
Alabama 2,400 1.31 2.80 $10.62 $22,090




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 80 0.26 0.56 $20.17 $41,950
Rhode Island 120 0.25 0.54 $16.91 $35,170
Washington 1,480 0.53 1.14 $16.79 $34,930
Colorado 570 0.25 0.54 $16.74 $34,810
Oregon 1,840 1.15 2.44 $16.10 $33,480





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)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 1,150 10.63 22.66 $11.83 $24,600
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 930 6.51 13.89 $12.37 $25,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 860 0.22 0.48 $12.68 $26,380
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 800 0.69 1.48 $12.85 $26,720
Toledo, OH 720 2.47 5.27 $15.74 $32,740
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 710 0.20 0.42 $13.59 $28,270
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 650 0.37 0.79 $16.99 $35,340
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.42 0.90 $13.03 $27,110
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 560 0.94 2.01 $12.68 $26,370
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 550 0.26 0.56 $12.21 $25,390




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)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 1,150 10.63 22.66 $11.83 $24,600
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 930 6.51 13.89 $12.37 $25,720
Danville, VA 160 4.40 9.38 $13.46 $28,000
Wausau, WI 250 3.93 8.37 $13.97 $29,070
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 180 3.49 7.45 $11.99 $24,940
Morristown, TN 140 3.04 6.48 $10.02 $20,850
Toledo, OH 720 2.47 5.27 $15.74 $32,740
York-Hanover, PA 420 2.43 5.17 $13.08 $27,200
Medford, OR 180 2.40 5.11 $17.15 $35,670
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 200 2.26 4.82 $15.46 $32,150