Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
29,980 3.3 % $16.68 $34,700 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.96 $12.16 $15.90 $20.14 $24.28
Annual Wage (2) $20,720 $25,290 $33,070 $41,890 $50,510


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 3,450 3.74 $18.18 $37,820
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,950 4.10 $15.20 $31,610
Grain and Oilseed Milling 2,500 4.23 $17.17 $35,720
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 1,570 1.92 $16.10 $33,480
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,240 0.25 $13.34 $27,750

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 2,500 4.23 $17.17 $35,720
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,950 4.10 $15.20 $31,610
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,450 3.74 $18.18 $37,820
Metal Ore Mining 940 2.07 $23.08 $48,010
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 260 1.92 $17.75 $36,910

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 $28.18 $58,620
Coal Mining 380 0.52 $23.23 $48,330
Metal Ore Mining 940 2.07 $23.08 $48,010
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $23.06 $47,970
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 240 0.01 $22.43 $46,660


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 1,880 0.12 0.56 $16.53 $34,380
Texas 1,750 0.16 0.70 $14.13 $29,390
Pennsylvania 1,400 0.25 1.12 $17.70 $36,810
New York 1,340 0.15 0.68 $17.12 $35,620
Indiana 1,240 0.43 1.92 $14.75 $30,680



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 1,160 0.76 3.44 $17.22 $35,820
Wyoming 200 0.70 3.17 $29.52 $61,400
Nevada 660 0.55 2.49 $20.99 $43,660
Vermont 150 0.51 2.30 $21.63 $44,990
Nebraska 470 0.50 2.23 $16.80 $34,940



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 200 0.70 3.17 $29.52 $61,400
North Dakota 140 0.31 1.39 $23.21 $48,280
Colorado 550 0.23 1.05 $21.89 $45,530
Vermont 150 0.51 2.30 $21.63 $44,990
Nevada 660 0.55 2.49 $20.99 $43,660




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 480 0.09 0.40 $18.12 $37,700
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 420 0.11 0.50 $20.92 $43,500
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 390 0.41 1.84 $14.51 $30,180
St. Louis, MO-IL 360 0.28 1.26 $18.63 $38,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 360 0.20 0.90 $20.03 $41,660
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 360 0.15 0.68 $13.95 $29,020
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 340 0.18 0.83 $14.90 $30,990
Rochester, NY 340 0.68 3.07 $15.42 $32,080
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 330 0.36 1.60 $14.72 $30,620
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 320 0.32 1.46 $14.98 $31,160



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 160 2.26 10.18 $17.77 $36,960
Wausau, WI 130 1.95 8.78 $19.34 $40,230
Harrisonburg, VA 90 1.48 6.67 $12.23 $25,430
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 80 1.40 6.30 $16.16 $33,610
Montgomery, AL 210 1.29 5.81 $12.65 $26,310
Eau Claire, WI 70 0.94 4.25 $19.02 $39,550
Lexington-Fayette, KY 240 0.93 4.18 $18.21 $37,870
Great Falls, MT 30 0.90 4.05 $15.66 $32,570
Grand Forks, ND-MN 40 0.86 3.87 $19.30 $40,140
Fond du Lac, WI 40 0.82 3.70 $15.00 $31,200



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)
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $24.49 $50,940
Bakersfield-Delano, CA (8) (8) (8) $22.39 $46,560
Duluth, MN-WI 90 0.71 3.20 $21.39 $44,490
Eugene-Springfield, OR 70 0.50 2.24 $21.28 $44,260
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 420 0.11 0.50 $20.92 $43,500
York-Hanover, PA (8) (8) (8) $20.81 $43,290
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 30 0.10 0.44 $20.61 $42,870
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 140 0.14 0.63 $20.42 $42,470
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 190 0.14 0.64 $20.41 $42,450
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 360 0.20 0.90 $20.03 $41,660

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)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 340 6.01 27.09 $22.69 $47,190
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 260 0.67 3.02 $15.94 $33,160
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 250 1.33 6.01 $18.58 $38,650
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 230 2.31 10.39 $15.96 $33,190
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.82 3.71 $15.19 $31,610

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 340 6.01 27.09 $22.69 $47,190
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 160 4.27 19.24 $24.54 $51,050
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 110 4.13 18.62 $16.16 $33,610
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 230 2.31 10.39 $15.96 $33,190
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 1.80 8.12 $32.63 $67,870

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)
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 2.67 $36.57 $76,060
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 1.80 8.12 $32.63 $67,870
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.20 5.41 $27.58 $57,370
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 160 4.27 19.24 $24.54 $51,050
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 80 1.35 6.09 $24.37 $50,700


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015