Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
30,580 3.2 % $16.36 $34,040 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.74 $12.05 $15.52 $19.67 $24.21
Annual Wage (2) $20,270 $25,070 $32,280 $40,910 $50,350


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 3,760 4.16 $17.90 $37,230
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3,050 4.35 $14.92 $31,040
Grain and Oilseed Milling 2,480 4.19 $17.47 $36,330
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 1,430 1.77 $15.75 $32,760
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,350 0.28 $13.09 $27,240

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 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3,050 4.35 $14.92 $31,040
Grain and Oilseed Milling 2,480 4.19 $17.47 $36,330
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,760 4.16 $17.90 $37,230
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 260 2.15 $17.85 $37,130
Animal Food Manufacturing 1,070 2.02 $14.13 $29,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 110 0.10 $24.43 $50,800
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $24.28 $50,510
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 390 0.37 $23.45 $48,770
Support Activities for Mining 90 0.02 $23.26 $48,370
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 50 0.01 $22.78 $47,380


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)
Texas 2,330 0.21 0.92 $13.33 $27,720
California 1,850 0.13 0.55 $16.22 $33,740
New York 1,540 0.18 0.78 $16.40 $34,110
Pennsylvania 1,410 0.25 1.09 $18.78 $39,070
Indiana 1,370 0.48 2.09 $15.64 $32,520




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)
Wyoming 220 0.79 3.42 $26.64 $55,420
Iowa 1,020 0.68 2.97 $17.14 $35,650
Montana 230 0.53 2.31 $18.76 $39,010
Vermont 150 0.50 2.17 $18.31 $38,090
Nebraska 460 0.50 2.16 $15.17 $31,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 40 0.06 0.26 $27.60 $57,410
Wyoming 220 0.79 3.42 $26.64 $55,420
Alaska 80 0.26 1.11 $24.95 $51,890
Colorado 490 0.21 0.92 $22.01 $45,770
North Dakota 130 0.31 1.33 $21.46 $44,640





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 530 0.10 0.44 $17.09 $35,550
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 520 0.29 1.26 $19.88 $41,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 380 0.17 0.72 $13.17 $27,390
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 380 0.42 1.81 $15.34 $31,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 370 0.15 0.67 $11.17 $23,240
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 360 0.20 0.87 $14.97 $31,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.09 0.38 $14.25 $29,650
Rochester, NY 330 0.68 2.93 $15.07 $31,350
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 330 0.09 0.39 $21.55 $44,810
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 320 0.31 1.33 $15.75 $32,770




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)
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 200 2.80 12.12 $19.40 $40,350
Hot Springs, AR 60 1.66 7.21 $9.25 $19,230
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 90 1.51 6.53 $16.58 $34,490
Wausau, WI 90 1.37 5.93 $14.26 $29,670
Sheboygan, WI 70 1.30 5.63 $17.79 $37,010
Great Falls, MT 40 1.08 4.66 $14.81 $30,800
Grand Forks, ND-MN 50 1.05 4.53 $17.60 $36,610
Medford, OR 70 0.96 4.17 $17.86 $37,150
Morristown, TN 40 0.95 4.13 $14.68 $30,530
Jonesboro, AR 50 0.91 3.93 $16.28 $33,860




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)
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 80 0.07 0.28 $23.93 $49,780
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $23.53 $48,940
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 330 0.09 0.39 $21.55 $44,810
Eugene-Springfield, OR 70 0.51 2.20 $21.08 $43,840
Duluth, MN-WI 100 0.80 3.46 $20.57 $42,790
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 50 0.26 1.12 $20.46 $42,550
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 200 0.28 1.22 $20.13 $41,860
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 240 0.19 0.82 $20.03 $41,670
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 520 0.29 1.26 $19.88 $41,350
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 200 0.11 0.46 $19.82 $41,230

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 270 0.70 3.06 $15.48 $32,210
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 230 4.09 17.76 $20.23 $42,090
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 230 0.89 3.85 $14.22 $29,570
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 230 1.11 4.82 $14.93 $31,050
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 200 1.96 8.48 $15.00 $31,190

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)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 230 4.09 17.76 $20.23 $42,090
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 2.99 12.96 $18.02 $37,480
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 200 1.96 8.48 $15.00 $31,190
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 1.84 7.99 $10.65 $22,140
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 150 1.65 7.17 $14.98 $31,150

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 100 1.52 6.61 $27.52 $57,230
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 80 1.37 5.95 $23.10 $48,040
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 1.71 $22.04 $45,850
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.76 3.29 $21.46 $44,640
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.25 $44,210


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014