Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
31,740 4.3 % $19.81 $41,200 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.05 $14.74 $19.51 $23.82 $28.79
Annual Wage (2) $25,060 $30,660 $40,590 $49,540 $59,880


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 9,910 10.94 $23.32 $48,510
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,210 0.58 $17.68 $36,770
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 3,210 5.32 $19.98 $41,550
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 2,420 0.66 $16.42 $34,160
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,470 2.38 $19.89 $41,370

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 9,910 10.94 $23.32 $48,510
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 3,210 5.32 $19.98 $41,550
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,420 2.41 $17.62 $36,660
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,470 2.38 $19.89 $41,370
Forging and Stamping 1,460 1.45 $16.17 $33,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 9,910 10.94 $23.32 $48,510
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 160 0.06 $22.03 $45,830
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 70 0.09 $21.03 $43,750
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $20.66 $42,970
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 240 0.05 $20.22 $42,070


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)
Indiana 5,560 1.89 8.19 $24.45 $50,860
Michigan 2,980 0.72 3.12 $20.17 $41,960
Ohio 2,600 0.49 2.14 $19.75 $41,070
California 2,180 0.14 0.61 $15.96 $33,200
Pennsylvania 2,120 0.37 1.61 $20.41 $42,450



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 5,560 1.89 8.19 $24.45 $50,860
Kentucky 1,650 0.90 3.91 $17.94 $37,320
Michigan 2,980 0.72 3.12 $20.17 $41,960
Ohio 2,600 0.49 2.14 $19.75 $41,070
South Carolina 900 0.47 2.02 $23.51 $48,910



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 5,560 1.89 8.19 $24.45 $50,860
South Carolina 900 0.47 2.02 $23.51 $48,910
West Virginia 280 0.39 1.71 $22.96 $47,750
Alabama 790 0.42 1.82 $22.94 $47,710
Delaware 40 0.09 0.38 $22.43 $46,650




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)
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 3,170 11.96 51.97 $27.52 $57,240
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 1,520 2.09 9.09 $22.68 $47,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 860 0.21 0.91 $15.08 $31,360
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 660 0.65 2.83 $17.44 $36,270
Pittsburgh, PA 600 0.53 2.31 $21.12 $43,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 540 0.22 0.95 $15.77 $32,810
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 480 2.20 9.54 $19.87 $41,320
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 480 0.76 3.31 $17.67 $36,750
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 430 0.12 0.52 $16.44 $34,190
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 420 0.38 1.65 $19.75 $41,080



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)
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 3,170 11.96 51.97 $27.52 $57,240
Owensboro, KY 130 2.79 12.10 $19.89 $41,380
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 480 2.20 9.54 $19.87 $41,320
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 1,520 2.09 9.09 $22.68 $47,170
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 190 1.45 6.29 $25.82 $53,710
Tuscaloosa, AL 110 1.10 4.78 $38.98 $81,080
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 60 1.02 4.43 $20.75 $43,150
Lancaster, PA 200 0.87 3.77 $20.87 $43,410
Joplin, MO 60 0.80 3.49 $13.99 $29,110
Fond du Lac, WI 40 0.77 3.34 $24.91 $51,810



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)
Tuscaloosa, AL 110 1.10 4.78 $38.98 $81,080
Mobile, AL 50 0.30 1.31 $27.96 $58,150
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 3,170 11.96 51.97 $27.52 $57,240
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 190 1.45 6.29 $25.82 $53,710
Fond du Lac, WI 40 0.77 3.34 $24.91 $51,810
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (8) (8) (8) $23.80 $49,490
Elkhart-Goshen, IN (8) (8) (8) $23.77 $49,430
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $23.25 $48,370
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 260 0.26 1.12 $22.98 $47,800
Richmond, VA 40 0.06 0.26 $22.83 $47,490

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 360 1.60 6.96 $18.90 $39,310
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 330 2.01 8.74 $19.53 $40,630
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 320 1.74 7.56 $16.21 $33,710
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 150 1.66 7.22 $15.30 $31,830
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.53 2.32 $17.57 $36,550

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)
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 330 2.01 8.74 $19.53 $40,630
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 320 1.74 7.56 $16.21 $33,710
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 150 1.66 7.22 $15.30 $31,830
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 360 1.60 6.96 $18.90 $39,310
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.98 4.27 (8) (8)

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.38 $52,790
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 1.93 $21.11 $43,910
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 130 0.39 1.68 $20.86 $43,380
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.84 $43,350
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.62 $42,880


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016