Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
48,600 2.3 % $14.04 $29,190 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.15 $10.70 $13.37 $16.84 $20.12
Annual Wage (2) $19,020 $22,250 $27,800 $35,030 $41,840


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 18,720 20.45 $14.39 $29,930
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 13,900 6.49 $12.92 $26,880
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 4,850 6.60 $14.18 $29,490
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 3,640 1.54 $14.09 $29,310
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 1,560 0.76 $15.23 $31,690

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 18,720 20.45 $14.39 $29,930
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 4,850 6.60 $14.18 $29,490
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 13,900 6.49 $12.92 $26,880
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 3,640 1.54 $14.09 $29,310
Logging 770 1.48 $14.80 $30,790

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 320 0.31 $20.33 $42,280
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 30 0.01 $19.38 $40,310
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing (8) (8) $18.03 $37,510
Warehousing and Storage 330 0.04 $16.51 $34,350
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $15.96 $33,190


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)
Pennsylvania 3,800 0.67 1.89 $14.13 $29,390
California 3,590 0.23 0.66 $13.81 $28,730
Georgia 2,680 0.65 1.85 $13.72 $28,530
North Carolina 2,630 0.64 1.81 $13.80 $28,710
Alabama 2,450 1.30 3.69 $12.40 $25,780



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 960 1.50 4.26 $16.33 $33,970
Alabama 2,450 1.30 3.69 $12.40 $25,780
Oregon 2,200 1.27 3.59 $16.86 $35,070
Mississippi 1,380 1.24 3.53 $12.36 $25,710
Maine 680 1.14 3.25 $14.20 $29,530



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 30 0.10 0.29 $22.71 $47,240
Washington 1,800 0.60 1.71 $17.61 $36,630
New Jersey 250 0.06 0.18 $17.19 $35,750
Oregon 2,200 1.27 3.59 $16.86 $35,070
Connecticut 170 0.10 0.29 $16.80 $34,940




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-Roswell, GA 790 0.32 0.90 $14.28 $29,700
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.38 1.09 $12.02 $25,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.13 0.38 $15.48 $32,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 540 0.29 0.81 $15.41 $32,050
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 470 0.20 0.57 $11.51 $23,930
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 470 0.43 1.22 $16.15 $33,600
Tuscaloosa, AL 450 4.49 12.74 $12.28 $25,550
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 430 0.23 0.66 $12.93 $26,900
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 430 0.33 0.93 $13.91 $28,940
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 390 2.70 7.66 $13.52 $28,130



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)
Longview, WA 190 5.35 15.19 $20.99 $43,660
Grants Pass, OR 120 4.99 14.17 $16.96 $35,280
Tuscaloosa, AL 450 4.49 12.74 $12.28 $25,550
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 150 2.99 8.48 $10.51 $21,860
Florence, SC 220 2.72 7.71 $13.10 $27,240
Albany, OR 110 2.71 7.70 $13.84 $28,790
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 390 2.70 7.66 $13.52 $28,130
Eugene, OR 310 2.14 6.08 $18.85 $39,200
Wausau, WI 140 2.09 5.94 $15.17 $31,550
Pine Bluff, AR 60 1.90 5.38 $11.15 $23,200