Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend forging machines to taper, shape, or form metal or plastic parts.


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)
22,570 3.7 % $16.89 $35,120 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.17 $12.30 $16.14 $20.62 $25.59
Annual Wage (2) $21,160 $25,590 $33,570 $42,890 $53,230


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)
Forging and Stamping 5,150 5.24 $17.68 $36,780
Plastics Product Manufacturing 4,380 0.83 $13.90 $28,910
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 2,480 0.49 $16.83 $35,010
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 2,000 0.55 $17.91 $37,250
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 950 0.35 $16.41 $34,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Forging and Stamping 5,150 5.24 $17.68 $36,780
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 440 1.16 $16.54 $34,400
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 670 1.14 $19.99 $41,590
Plastics Product Manufacturing 4,380 0.83 $13.90 $28,910
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 330 0.80 $14.22 $29,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $24.18 $50,300
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 200 0.20 $21.60 $44,930
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 100 0.04 $21.31 $44,330
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 80 0.03 $20.78 $43,210
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 670 1.14 $19.99 $41,590


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)
Michigan 3,410 0.85 5.00 $14.29 $29,720
Ohio 2,080 0.41 2.38 $16.43 $34,180
Texas 2,020 0.19 1.09 $15.15 $31,520
California 1,970 0.13 0.79 $16.64 $34,610
Pennsylvania 1,530 0.27 1.60 $19.25 $40,040




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)
Michigan 3,410 0.85 5.00 $14.29 $29,720
Kentucky 1,340 0.75 4.43 $20.90 $43,470
Indiana 1,280 0.45 2.64 $18.54 $38,560
Ohio 2,080 0.41 2.38 $16.43 $34,180
Pennsylvania 1,530 0.27 1.60 $19.25 $40,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 220 0.12 0.69 $25.96 $54,000
Minnesota 210 0.08 0.45 $21.23 $44,160
Massachusetts 450 0.14 0.81 $21.20 $44,090
Kentucky 1,340 0.75 4.43 $20.90 $43,470
Colorado 230 0.10 0.60 $20.00 $41,590





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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,670 1.50 8.81 $13.21 $27,470
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 900 0.33 1.93 $13.89 $28,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 900 0.23 1.33 $16.03 $33,340
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 730 0.20 1.16 $18.06 $37,570
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 380 0.38 2.22 $17.85 $37,130
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 370 0.31 1.82 $16.66 $34,650
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 360 0.17 0.98 $17.57 $36,550
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 320 0.35 2.04 $15.51 $32,250
Pittsburgh, PA 320 0.28 1.64 $18.78 $39,060
Canton-Massillon, OH 290 1.75 10.25 $15.72 $32,690




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)
Columbus, IN 290 6.08 35.72 $18.78 $39,070
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 110 1.95 11.44 $11.14 $23,170
Canton-Massillon, OH 290 1.75 10.25 $15.72 $32,690
Anniston-Oxford, AL 70 1.71 10.06 $19.30 $40,130
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,670 1.50 8.81 $13.21 $27,470
Rockford, IL 210 1.49 8.76 $22.79 $47,400
Toledo, OH 270 0.92 5.38 $13.59 $28,260
Janesville, WI 50 0.75 4.39 $15.81 $32,880
Waterbury, CT 50 0.74 4.37 $18.43 $38,330
Erie, PA 90 0.74 4.34 $22.28 $46,340




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)
Worcester, MA-CT 140 0.58 3.42 $30.92 $64,320
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 0.48 $24.50 $50,960
Tulsa, OK 90 0.22 1.27 $23.21 $48,280
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 230 0.12 0.72 $23.08 $48,010
Rockford, IL 210 1.49 8.76 $22.79 $47,400
Erie, PA 90 0.74 4.34 $22.28 $46,340
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 40 0.27 1.61 $22.23 $46,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 150 0.09 0.50 $21.61 $44,960
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 180 0.29 1.70 $20.75 $43,160
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.04 0.24 $20.19 $41,990

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 310 1.52 8.90 $18.73 $38,960
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 260 1.58 9.29 $21.38 $44,460
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 260 1.12 6.55 $15.35 $31,940
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 250 0.87 5.14 $14.77 $30,720
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 240 0.89 5.20 $16.08 $33,450

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 260 1.58 9.29 $21.38 $44,460
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 310 1.52 8.90 $18.73 $38,960
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 1.16 6.79 $14.77 $30,730
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 260 1.12 6.55 $15.35 $31,940
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 240 0.89 5.20 $16.08 $33,450

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 260 1.58 9.29 $21.38 $44,460
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.71 4.16 $19.41 $40,370
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 310 1.52 8.90 $18.73 $38,960
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 2.16 $18.02 $37,480
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 3.49 $17.50 $36,400


About May 2013 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.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014