Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
21,340 3.1 % $17.06 $35,480 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.29 $12.45 $16.21 $20.93 $25.94
Annual Wage (2) $21,400 $25,890 $33,710 $43,530 $53,960


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 4,930 5.02 $18.07 $37,580
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,370 0.63 $13.25 $27,560
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 2,450 0.46 $16.66 $34,660
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 1,820 0.49 $18.60 $38,700
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 870 0.32 $16.82 $34,990

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 4,930 5.02 $18.07 $37,580
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 360 0.95 $16.93 $35,210
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 550 0.92 $18.79 $39,090
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 380 0.89 $17.04 $35,450
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 650 0.71 $19.61 $40,790

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 $24.41 $50,770
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 150 0.16 $22.96 $47,760
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 30 0.02 $19.70 $40,980
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 650 0.71 $19.61 $40,790
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 300 0.06 $19.35 $40,240


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 3,100 0.76 4.83 $13.25 $27,570
California 2,000 0.13 0.84 $16.99 $35,330
Ohio 1,790 0.34 2.18 $17.99 $37,420
Texas 1,770 0.16 1.00 $16.94 $35,230
Pennsylvania 1,530 0.27 1.72 $19.25 $40,050



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 3,100 0.76 4.83 $13.25 $27,570
Kentucky 1,350 0.75 4.72 $22.28 $46,340
Indiana 1,500 0.52 3.26 $16.72 $34,790
Ohio 1,790 0.34 2.18 $17.99 $37,420
South Dakota 110 0.28 1.75 $16.73 $34,800



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $24.12 $50,180
Massachusetts 390 0.12 0.75 $22.85 $47,530
Kentucky 1,350 0.75 4.72 $22.28 $46,340
Washington 120 0.04 0.27 $20.13 $41,870
Oklahoma 120 0.08 0.50 $19.34 $40,240




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 1,830 1.60 10.14 $12.92 $26,870
Lexington-Fayette, KY 960 3.70 23.44 $24.15 $50,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 890 0.22 1.39 $16.49 $34,290
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 760 0.27 1.69 $17.17 $35,710
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 690 0.18 1.16 $18.18 $37,820
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 480 0.47 3.00 $19.64 $40,850
Pittsburgh, PA 360 0.32 2.02 $18.82 $39,140
Columbus, IN 330 6.87 43.50 $14.48 $30,110
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 330 0.35 2.24 $15.99 $33,250
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 310 0.25 1.56 $16.80 $34,940



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 330 6.87 43.50 $14.48 $30,110
Lexington-Fayette, KY 960 3.70 23.44 $24.15 $50,220
Anniston-Oxford, AL 80 1.84 11.63 $19.61 $40,780
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,830 1.60 10.14 $12.92 $26,870
Rockford, IL 210 1.47 9.33 $22.74 $47,290
Canton-Massillon, OH 220 1.30 8.24 $16.38 $34,060
Erie, PA 90 0.72 4.58 $23.04 $47,920
Janesville, WI 40 0.71 4.51 $15.93 $33,130
Worcester, MA-CT 140 0.55 3.49 $32.85 $68,330
Altoona, PA 30 0.53 3.36 $17.80 $37,010



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 0.55 3.49 $32.85 $68,330
Mobile, AL 60 0.36 2.26 $27.83 $57,880
Baltimore-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $25.27 $52,560
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 0.54 $24.95 $51,890
Lexington-Fayette, KY 960 3.70 23.44 $24.15 $50,220
Erie, PA 90 0.72 4.58 $23.04 $47,920
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 140 0.23 1.46 $22.95 $47,730
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 50 0.05 0.29 $22.80 $47,430
Rockford, IL 210 1.47 9.33 $22.74 $47,290
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 240 0.13 0.82 $22.50 $46,800

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 1.46 9.23 $18.06 $37,560
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 280 1.02 6.49 $17.06 $35,480
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 280 1.77 11.19 $16.23 $33,750
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 240 1.46 9.24 $14.89 $30,970
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 220 0.55 3.50 $15.99 $33,250

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)
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 280 1.77 11.19 $16.23 $33,750
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 240 1.46 9.24 $14.89 $30,970
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 310 1.46 9.23 $18.06 $37,560
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 1.06 6.74 $22.38 $46,560
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 280 1.02 6.49 $17.06 $35,480

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 180 1.06 6.74 $22.38 $46,560
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.73 $43,120
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 2.80 $19.84 $41,260
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 310 1.46 9.23 $18.06 $37,560
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 2.98 $17.16 $35,700


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015