Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber.


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)
31,140 3.2 % $17.10 $35,560 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.31 $12.64 $16.26 $20.65 $24.97
Annual Wage (2) $21,440 $26,290 $33,810 $42,950 $51,950


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)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,800 4.10 $18.46 $38,390
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3,140 4.21 $16.05 $33,370
Grain and Oilseed Milling 2,520 4.24 $18.26 $37,990
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 1,640 1.98 $16.36 $34,030
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,320 0.27 $13.49 $28,060

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 2,520 4.24 $18.26 $37,990
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3,140 4.21 $16.05 $33,370
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,800 4.10 $18.46 $38,390
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 850 2.16 $16.85 $35,050
Animal Food Manufacturing 1,160 2.07 $15.17 $31,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 70 0.02 $36.88 $76,710
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 100 0.04 $28.96 $60,240
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $25.85 $53,770
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing (8) (8) $23.82 $49,540
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 500 0.49 $23.39 $48,650


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 2,410 0.16 0.69 $15.95 $33,170
Texas 2,390 0.21 0.92 $14.81 $30,800
Pennsylvania 1,530 0.27 1.18 $17.94 $37,310
Indiana 1,310 0.45 1.97 $15.86 $32,990
Ohio 1,250 0.24 1.05 $16.08 $33,450



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 1,180 0.77 3.43 $18.46 $38,390
Vermont 180 0.59 2.63 $24.27 $50,470
Montana 250 0.55 2.44 $18.75 $39,010
Kentucky 990 0.54 2.38 $16.09 $33,470
Wyoming 150 0.53 2.36 $31.97 $66,490



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 150 0.53 2.36 $31.97 $66,490
Alaska 100 0.29 1.30 $27.28 $56,730
North Dakota 150 0.34 1.49 $24.66 $51,290
Vermont 180 0.59 2.63 $24.27 $50,470
Colorado 580 0.23 1.04 $21.47 $44,670




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 830 0.13 0.57 $16.98 $35,310
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 420 0.37 1.63 $13.68 $28,460
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 410 0.22 0.98 $15.37 $31,980
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 370 0.13 0.55 $15.00 $31,200
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 360 0.37 1.62 $13.95 $29,010
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 350 0.32 1.44 $18.39 $38,250
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 320 0.17 0.76 $21.45 $44,620
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 300 0.23 1.01 $17.19 $35,760
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 280 0.08 0.35 $19.94 $41,470
Pittsburgh, PA 280 0.25 1.09 $17.07 $35,510



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)
Wausau, WI 150 2.17 9.63 $22.61 $47,030
Altoona, PA 100 1.70 7.51 $16.50 $34,320
Madera, CA 60 1.50 6.65 $21.31 $44,320
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 80 1.30 5.74 $16.57 $34,470
Great Falls, MT 40 1.21 5.36 $15.30 $31,830
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 60 1.12 4.98 $18.45 $38,380
St. Cloud, MN 110 1.08 4.79 $18.12 $37,690
Lexington-Fayette, KY 250 0.94 4.15 $18.45 $38,380
Fond du Lac, WI 40 0.88 3.89 $15.66 $32,580
Duluth, MN-WI 110 0.88 3.88 $21.57 $44,870