Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
70,810 2.8 % $13.74 $28,580 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.09 $10.70 $13.20 $16.25 $19.09
Annual Wage (2) $18,900 $22,260 $27,450 $33,800 $39,700


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 29,140 14.05 $13.24 $27,540
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 14,010 6.08 $13.78 $28,660
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 8,780 12.45 $14.25 $29,650
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 5,460 6.14 $14.34 $29,820
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 5,100 5.01 $14.18 $29,500

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 29,140 14.05 $13.24 $27,540
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 8,780 12.45 $14.25 $29,650
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 5,460 6.14 $14.34 $29,820
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 14,010 6.08 $13.78 $28,660
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 5,100 5.01 $14.18 $29,500

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) $19.49 $40,550
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 90 0.06 $16.78 $34,900
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 100 0.01 $16.41 $34,130
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 270 0.08 $16.13 $33,550
Building Finishing Contractors 150 0.02 $16.02 $33,310


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 5,570 1.38 2.64 $13.01 $27,060
Wisconsin 4,890 1.79 3.42 $13.79 $28,680
Pennsylvania 4,300 0.76 1.45 $14.75 $30,670
Ohio 4,010 0.77 1.47 $14.15 $29,430
California 3,950 0.26 0.50 $13.78 $28,670



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)
Wisconsin 4,890 1.79 3.42 $13.79 $28,680
Vermont 500 1.67 3.18 $14.16 $29,450
South Dakota 660 1.61 3.08 $13.60 $28,290
Mississippi 1,680 1.54 2.93 $12.06 $25,090
Oregon 2,550 1.52 2.89 $16.03 $33,340



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 2,110 0.73 1.39 $17.08 $35,530
Montana 670 1.51 2.88 $17.05 $35,460
Louisiana 200 0.10 0.20 $16.04 $33,370
Oregon 2,550 1.52 2.89 $16.03 $33,340
Connecticut 260 0.16 0.30 $16.02 $33,330




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 1,290 8.93 17.04 $13.38 $27,820
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,050 0.44 0.84 $12.73 $26,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.25 0.48 $13.27 $27,600
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 940 1.51 2.88 $14.66 $30,490
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 760 0.42 0.80 $15.98 $33,240
Toledo, OH 750 2.47 4.71 $16.32 $33,950
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 720 0.57 1.09 $12.61 $26,230
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 680 0.64 1.23 $15.59 $32,430
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 640 0.12 0.23 $17.22 $35,820
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 630 0.50 0.95 (8) (8)



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 1,290 8.93 17.04 $13.38 $27,820
Danville, VA 200 5.17 9.88 $13.48 $28,030
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 580 4.81 9.17 $13.89 $28,900
Wausau, WI 320 4.72 9.00 $15.02 $31,250
Morristown, TN 190 4.35 8.30 $9.52 $19,810
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 220 4.31 8.22 $11.96 $24,870
Glens Falls, NY 160 3.11 5.93 $13.60 $28,300
Toledo, OH 750 2.47 4.71 $16.32 $33,950
St. Cloud, MN 230 2.31 4.42 $14.03 $29,190
Eugene-Springfield, OR 310 2.17 4.14 $17.91 $37,250