Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.


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)
93,100 2.1 % $17.02 $35,400 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.71 $13.16 $16.50 $20.28 $24.19
Annual Wage (2) $22,280 $27,370 $34,330 $42,190 $50,320


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)
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 13,520 2.68 $16.84 $35,040
Plastics Product Manufacturing 9,360 1.78 $15.29 $31,800
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 5,820 2.32 $17.83 $37,090
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 5,200 1.42 $15.88 $33,030
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 4,860 1.77 $16.50 $34,320

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 1,500 3.60 $15.35 $31,940
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 1,220 3.19 $16.27 $33,850
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 13,520 2.68 $16.84 $35,040
Forging and Stamping 2,540 2.59 $16.65 $34,630
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 2,510 2.54 $18.10 $37,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 30 (7) $25.52 $53,090
Scientific Research and Development Services 130 0.02 $23.50 $48,890
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,210 0.84 $22.75 $47,310
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 340 1.02 $20.58 $42,810
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 2,780 2.20 $19.94 $41,470


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)
Ohio 10,690 2.09 2.97 $16.39 $34,090
Pennsylvania 8,180 1.46 2.07 $17.52 $36,440
Illinois 6,110 1.07 1.53 $19.02 $39,560
Michigan 5,990 1.50 2.13 $16.41 $34,120
Texas 5,810 0.53 0.76 $15.94 $33,160




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)
Iowa 4,900 3.28 4.67 $16.21 $33,720
Vermont 790 2.64 3.76 (8) (8)
Wisconsin 5,720 2.11 3.01 $17.62 $36,640
Ohio 10,690 2.09 2.97 $16.39 $34,090
Alabama 3,280 1.78 2.53 $15.46 $32,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 330 0.47 0.67 $21.39 $44,500
New Hampshire 940 1.51 2.16 $19.64 $40,850
North Carolina 2,280 0.58 0.82 $19.59 $40,740
Illinois 6,110 1.07 1.53 $19.02 $39,560
Kansas 540 0.40 0.58 $18.47 $38,410





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,210 0.87 1.23 $19.80 $41,190
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,670 0.97 1.38 $16.79 $34,930
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,630 2.36 3.36 $16.14 $33,570
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,810 1.82 2.59 $16.44 $34,200
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,800 1.78 2.54 $15.16 $31,540
Reading, PA 1,780 10.71 15.25 $21.46 $44,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,680 0.42 0.60 $17.78 $36,980
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,470 1.80 2.57 $17.87 $37,170
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.65 0.92 $18.53 $38,540
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 1,100 12.26 17.47 $17.11 $35,590




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)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 1,100 12.26 17.47 $17.11 $35,590
Reading, PA 1,780 10.71 15.25 $21.46 $44,630
Sandusky, OH 320 9.09 12.95 $16.34 $33,980
Racine, WI 610 8.25 11.74 $18.43 $38,340
Williamsport, PA 430 8.01 11.41 $13.58 $28,240
Gadsden, AL 260 7.44 10.59 $11.31 $23,530
Appleton, WI 510 4.41 6.28 $16.80 $34,940
Morristown, TN 170 3.77 5.37 (8) (8)
Peoria, IL 660 3.66 5.22 $19.90 $41,390
Manchester, NH 320 3.13 4.46 $23.73 $49,370




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)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 130 0.15 0.22 $26.41 $54,930
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 200 0.38 0.54 $25.33 $52,680
Manchester, NH 320 3.13 4.46 $23.73 $49,370
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 220 0.71 1.01 $22.56 $46,920
Reading, PA 1,780 10.71 15.25 $21.46 $44,630
Tucson, AZ 90 0.24 0.35 $20.29 $42,190
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA (8) (8) (8) $20.13 $41,870
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 180 0.19 0.27 $20.09 $41,790
Peoria, IL 660 3.66 5.22 $19.90 $41,390
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 60 0.44 0.62 $19.87 $41,330

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,340 4.95 7.05 $16.51 $34,330
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,170 5.05 7.19 $18.27 $37,990
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 980 4.36 6.22 $15.95 $33,180
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 960 3.32 4.72 $16.46 $34,230
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 930 5.92 8.43 $14.45 $30,060

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)
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 700 8.14 11.60 $17.41 $36,200
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 450 7.24 10.31 $15.87 $33,020
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 230 6.43 9.16 $19.20 $39,930
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 930 5.92 8.43 $14.45 $30,060
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 740 5.07 7.22 $16.16 $33,620

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.40 0.57 $22.52 $46,840
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 0.82 $19.24 $40,020
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 230 6.43 9.16 $19.20 $39,930
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.73 $38,960
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.51 $38,500


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 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