Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. May operate CNC equipment. Includes lead sawyers.


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)
46,320 2.5 % $13.66 $28,410 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.84 $10.42 $13.00 $16.35 $19.56
Annual Wage (2) $18,390 $21,670 $27,040 $34,010 $40,680


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)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 17,730 19.95 $13.88 $28,880
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 12,900 6.22 $12.75 $26,520
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 4,140 1.79 $13.75 $28,600
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 4,060 5.75 $14.05 $29,230
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 1,590 0.80 $14.33 $29,800

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 17,730 19.95 $13.88 $28,880
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 12,900 6.22 $12.75 $26,520
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 4,060 5.75 $14.05 $29,230
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 4,140 1.79 $13.75 $28,600
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,470 1.44 $14.57 $30,310

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 200 0.19 $20.51 $42,650
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 40 0.01 $19.02 $39,570
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 110 0.04 $18.25 $37,950
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $16.17 $33,640
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 30 0.01 $15.30 $31,820


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)
California 3,130 0.21 0.60 $14.44 $30,040
Texas 3,100 0.28 0.80 $11.50 $23,910
Pennsylvania 3,000 0.53 1.55 $13.33 $27,720
Alabama 2,550 1.38 4.01 $13.46 $28,000
North Carolina 2,310 0.57 1.67 $13.29 $27,650



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)
Idaho 1,290 2.06 6.00 $13.21 $27,480
Mississippi 1,510 1.38 4.04 $11.51 $23,940
Alabama 2,550 1.38 4.01 $13.46 $28,000
Oregon 2,140 1.27 3.71 $16.19 $33,680
Arkansas 1,170 1.01 2.96 $12.61 $26,220



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,690 0.58 1.70 $17.37 $36,130
Montana 240 0.53 1.56 $17.16 $35,690
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $17.10 $35,570
Oregon 2,140 1.27 3.71 $16.19 $33,680
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $16.07 $33,420




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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 640 0.27 0.78 $13.89 $28,890
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 570 0.45 1.32 $14.08 $29,290
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 560 0.25 0.73 $11.09 $23,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.13 0.37 $14.97 $31,140
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 490 0.46 1.35 $15.55 $32,350
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 460 3.21 9.36 $13.40 $27,870
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 420 0.23 0.66 $15.56 $32,350
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.26 0.74 $11.70 $24,340
Tuscaloosa, AL 370 4.01 11.70 $15.92 $33,110
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 370 0.13 0.38 $13.44 $27,950



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)
Tuscaloosa, AL 370 4.01 11.70 $15.92 $33,110
Coeur d'Alene, ID 210 3.92 11.42 $14.96 $31,120
Longview, WA 130 3.78 11.04 $18.64 $38,780
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 460 3.21 9.36 $13.40 $27,870
Eugene-Springfield, OR 310 2.20 6.43 $18.07 $37,590
Danville, VA 80 2.09 6.11 $12.68 $26,370
Decatur, AL 110 2.08 6.06 $10.56 $21,970
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 110 2.07 6.05 $10.95 $22,780
Wausau, WI 130 1.91 5.56 $14.82 $30,820
Bend, OR 120 1.80 5.27 $15.80 $32,870



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)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 90 0.08 0.24 $20.28 $42,180
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 50 0.18 0.52 $19.69 $40,960
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA (8) (8) (8) $19.66 $40,900
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.36 $40,270
Columbus, GA-AL 130 1.17 3.40 $19.33 $40,210
Longview, WA 130 3.78 11.04 $18.64 $38,780
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 220 0.15 0.43 $18.09 $37,640
Eugene-Springfield, OR 310 2.20 6.43 $18.07 $37,590
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.13 0.38 $17.81 $37,050
Corvallis, OR 50 1.50 4.37 $17.64 $36,690

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)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,290 4.59 13.38 $11.25 $23,400
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 870 3.62 10.56 $12.84 $26,710
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 800 3.74 10.90 $11.07 $23,030
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 710 5.46 15.93 $11.84 $24,620
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 570 3.68 10.73 $13.62 $28,320

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)
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 380 8.55 24.96 $14.26 $29,660
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 380 6.23 18.17 $19.03 $39,570
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 710 5.46 15.93 $11.84 $24,620
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 410 5.00 14.58 $10.61 $22,070
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 570 4.66 13.61 $12.65 $26,310

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)
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 1.13 3.31 $20.14 $41,890
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 380 6.23 18.17 $19.03 $39,570
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.87 2.54 $18.97 $39,450
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.41 1.20 $18.86 $39,230
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 150 2.18 6.36 $18.84 $39,190


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