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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend machines to roll steel or plastic forming bends, beads, knurls, rolls, or plate, or to flatten, temper, or reduce gauge of material.


National estimates for Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Industry profile for Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Geographic profile for Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

National estimates for Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
31,650 2.8 % $ 22.22 $ 46,210 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.53 $ 18.08 $ 22.22 $ 26.99 $ 29.23
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,220 $ 37,610 $ 46,210 $ 56,140 $ 60,800


Industry profile for Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 9,280 11.86 $ 23.83 $ 49,570
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 2,910 0.65 $ 18.78 $ 39,060
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 2,800 5.31 $ 22.70 $ 47,220
Plastics Product Manufacturing 2,470 0.42 $ 20.73 $ 43,110
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,870 3.39 $ 24.70 $ 51,370

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 9,280 11.86 $ 23.83 $ 49,570
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 2,800 5.31 $ 22.70 $ 47,220
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,870 3.39 $ 24.70 $ 51,370
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,050 1.89 $ 20.76 $ 43,190
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 2,910 0.65 $ 18.78 $ 39,060

Top paying industries for Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 320 0.07 $ 29.12 $ 60,570
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 550 0.10 $ 26.27 $ 54,630
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 260 0.16 $ 25.92 $ 53,910
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,870 3.39 $ 24.70 $ 51,370
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 24.45 $ 50,860


Geographic profile for Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 4,090 0.79 3.50 $ 23.20 $ 48,250
Indiana 2,600 0.87 3.88 $ 23.21 $ 48,270
Alabama 2,570 1.33 5.93 $ 24.55 $ 51,060
Pennsylvania 1,750 0.31 1.40 $ 23.17 $ 48,180
Tennessee 1,660 0.56 2.47 $ 17.87 $ 37,180


Map of location quotient of rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 2,570 1.33 5.93 $ 24.55 $ 51,060
Indiana 2,600 0.87 3.88 $ 23.21 $ 48,270
Ohio 4,090 0.79 3.50 $ 23.20 $ 48,250
Kentucky 1,400 0.76 3.39 $ 22.64 $ 47,080
Arkansas 810 0.68 3.04 $ 21.63 $ 44,990


Map of annual mean wages of rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 1,350 0.65 2.91 $ 27.25 $ 56,690
Wisconsin 330 0.12 0.54 $ 25.76 $ 53,580
Washington 390 0.12 0.54 $ 25.32 $ 52,670
Alabama 2,570 1.33 5.93 $ 24.55 $ 51,060
New York 520 0.06 0.27 $ 24.37 $ 50,700



Map of employment of rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,510 0.36 1.59 $ 25.44 $ 52,920
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,290 1.33 5.94 $ 24.04 $ 49,990
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,080 1.05 4.69 $ 24.05 $ 50,020
Mobile, AL 990 6.11 27.19 $ 25.73 $ 53,510
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 890 0.50 2.21 $ 22.30 $ 46,380
Canton-Massillon, OH 740 4.66 20.72 $ 23.26 $ 48,370
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 640 0.66 2.92 $ 18.14 $ 37,730
Pittsburgh, PA 640 0.61 2.71 $ 23.79 $ 49,470
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 470 1.40 6.21 (8) (8)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 440 0.92 4.10 $ 21.82 $ 45,380


Map of location quotient of rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mobile, AL 990 6.11 27.19 $ 25.73 $ 53,510
Canton-Massillon, OH 740 4.66 20.72 $ 23.26 $ 48,370
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 380 1.95 8.68 $ 20.00 $ 41,610
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 60 1.70 7.58 $ 26.07 $ 54,230
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 190 1.41 6.29 $ 18.83 $ 39,170
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 470 1.40 6.21 (8) (8)
Mansfield, OH 70 1.39 6.20 $ 21.49 $ 44,700
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,290 1.33 5.94 $ 24.04 $ 49,990
Jackson, TN 90 1.30 5.79 $ 18.27 $ 37,990
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 70 1.21 5.40 $ 20.59 $ 42,830


Map of annual mean wages of rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 150 0.19 0.85 $ 31.38 $ 65,270
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 280 0.72 3.22 $ 27.45 $ 57,100
Lynchburg, VA 40 0.41 1.82 $ 27.41 $ 57,020
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 160 0.08 0.36 $ 27.16 $ 56,490
Richmond, VA 130 0.20 0.90 $ 27.11 $ 56,400
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 60 1.70 7.58 $ 26.07 $ 54,230
New Haven, CT 180 0.64 2.83 $ 26.00 $ 54,080
Mobile, AL 990 6.11 27.19 $ 25.73 $ 53,510
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,510 0.36 1.59 $ 25.44 $ 52,920
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 120 0.53 2.36 $ 25.32 $ 52,660

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 560 8.71 38.75 $ 21.00 $ 43,670
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 240 1.16 5.18 $ 20.43 $ 42,490
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 220 1.69 7.54 $ 19.60 $ 40,770
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.72 3.21 $ 26.12 $ 54,330
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 170 0.53 2.34 $ 20.13 $ 41,870

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 560 8.71 38.75 $ 21.00 $ 43,670
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 220 1.69 7.54 $ 19.60 $ 40,770
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 150 1.68 7.49 $ 20.55 $ 42,740
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 240 1.16 5.18 $ 20.43 $ 42,490
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.91 4.04 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.72 3.21 $ 26.12 $ 54,330
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 1.52 $ 22.52 $ 46,840
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.78 $ 21.73 $ 45,200
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.77 3.43 $ 21.26 $ 44,230
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 0.89 $ 21.15 $ 43,990


About May 2021 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022