Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines. May operate CNC equipment.


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)
66,540 2.6 % $13.64 $28,370 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.98 $10.61 $13.13 $16.19 $18.92
Annual Wage (2) $18,680 $22,070 $27,300 $33,680 $39,360


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)
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 26,780 13.55 $13.04 $27,120
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 13,230 5.98 $13.93 $28,960
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 8,580 13.02 $14.18 $29,490
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 5,080 5.95 $13.85 $28,800
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 5,040 5.02 $14.06 $29,250

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 26,780 13.55 $13.04 $27,120
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 8,580 13.02 $14.18 $29,490
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 13,230 5.98 $13.93 $28,960
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 5,080 5.95 $13.85 $28,800
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 5,040 5.02 $14.06 $29,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $18.76 $39,020
Specialized Design Services 50 0.04 $18.14 $37,740
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 40 0.02 $18.02 $37,470
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing (8) (8) $16.71 $34,750
Building Finishing Contractors 140 0.02 $16.46 $34,240


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)
North Carolina 5,270 1.33 2.66 $12.78 $26,590
Pennsylvania 4,110 0.73 1.46 $14.37 $29,880
Wisconsin 4,050 1.50 2.99 $13.75 $28,610
Indiana 3,900 1.37 2.72 $13.57 $28,220
Ohio 3,840 0.75 1.49 $13.71 $28,520




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)
Vermont 620 2.07 4.12 $14.24 $29,620
Wisconsin 4,050 1.50 2.99 $13.75 $28,610
Montana 660 1.50 2.99 $15.69 $32,640
Mississippi 1,580 1.46 2.90 $11.99 $24,930
Alabama 2,700 1.46 2.91 $11.09 $23,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 2,340 1.43 2.84 $16.52 $34,370
Louisiana 250 0.13 0.26 $16.37 $34,050
Washington 1,720 0.61 1.21 $16.34 $33,990
Rhode Island 180 0.39 0.78 $15.89 $33,040
Montana 660 1.50 2.99 $15.69 $32,640





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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,120 7.76 15.46 $12.79 $26,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 950 0.24 0.47 $13.27 $27,600
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 930 1.52 3.04 $13.85 $28,800
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 780 6.78 13.51 $14.48 $30,130
Toledo, OH 720 2.41 4.80 $16.16 $33,600
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 700 0.39 0.78 $17.26 $35,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 700 0.30 0.60 $13.14 $27,330
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 670 0.55 1.10 $13.94 $28,990
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 660 0.64 1.28 $16.08 $33,450
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 660 0.18 0.36 $13.75 $28,600




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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,120 7.76 15.46 $12.79 $26,590
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 780 6.78 13.51 $14.48 $30,130
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 260 5.07 10.10 $11.70 $24,340
Wausau, WI 300 4.63 9.22 $14.29 $29,720
Danville, VA 170 4.50 8.97 $12.96 $26,970
Morristown, TN 120 2.84 5.66 $9.32 $19,380
Eugene-Springfield, OR 340 2.46 4.90 $17.36 $36,110
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 220 2.45 4.88 $13.96 $29,050
Toledo, OH 720 2.41 4.80 $16.16 $33,600
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 230 2.22 4.43 $15.28 $31,780