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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
34,500 4.9 % $ 21.69 $ 45,110 1.4 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.99 $ 16.85 $ 20.96 $ 25.44 $ 30.56
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,100 $ 35,050 $ 43,600 $ 52,910 $ 63,570


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

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 15,350 18.45 $ 23.29 $ 48,440
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 3,560 0.79 $ 18.95 $ 39,420
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 2,960 5.39 $ 22.35 $ 46,500
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 2,020 0.43 $ 19.11 $ 39,760
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,800 0.32 $ 17.84 $ 37,100

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 15,350 18.45 $ 23.29 $ 48,440
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 2,960 5.39 $ 22.35 $ 46,500
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,000 1.69 $ 22.23 $ 46,240
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 860 1.55 $ 23.13 $ 48,110
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 3,560 0.79 $ 18.95 $ 39,420

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)
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 120 0.03 $ 27.31 $ 56,810
Rubber Product Manufacturing 130 0.11 $ 26.49 $ 55,100
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 700 0.21 $ 23.60 $ 49,090
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 15,350 18.45 $ 23.29 $ 48,440
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 50 0.01 $ 23.17 $ 48,200


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

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.





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 4,370 0.85 3.43 $ 22.45 $ 46,700
Alabama 1,870 0.98 3.96 $ 20.19 $ 42,000
Texas 1,370 0.11 0.46 $ 19.47 $ 40,500
California 1,370 0.08 0.34 $ 20.89 $ 43,460
Pennsylvania 1,290 0.23 0.95 $ 21.84 $ 45,420




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 1,870 0.98 3.96 $ 20.19 $ 42,000
Ohio 4,370 0.85 3.43 $ 22.45 $ 46,700
Arkansas 750 0.63 2.55 $ 20.66 $ 42,960
Kentucky 1,110 0.62 2.51 $ 22.33 $ 46,450
South Carolina 920 0.45 1.83 $ 27.66 $ 57,530




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)
Connecticut 330 0.22 0.87 $ 27.66 $ 57,530
South Carolina 920 0.45 1.83 $ 27.66 $ 57,530
Washington 360 0.11 0.45 $ 24.42 $ 50,780
Oregon 260 0.14 0.58 $ 23.97 $ 49,850
Indiana (8) (8) (8) $ 23.85 $ 49,620





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)
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,450 1.48 5.96 $ 23.62 $ 49,120
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 790 0.09 0.36 $ 17.72 $ 36,850
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 630 0.35 1.42 $ 21.10 $ 43,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 630 0.11 0.43 $ 21.42 $ 44,560
Pittsburgh, PA 500 0.47 1.90 $ 21.18 $ 44,060
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 490 1.42 5.71 (8) (8)
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 450 2.33 9.40 $ 20.50 $ 42,640
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 410 0.14 0.56 $ 20.15 $ 41,920
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 390 0.49 1.98 $ 22.80 $ 47,410
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 390 0.41 1.64 $ 16.36 $ 34,020




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)
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 450 2.33 9.40 $ 20.50 $ 42,640
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 100 1.88 7.60 $ 12.67 $ 26,360
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,450 1.48 5.96 $ 23.62 $ 49,120
Jackson, TN 90 1.44 5.80 $ 19.54 $ 40,640
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 490 1.42 5.71 (8) (8)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 170 1.35 5.45 $ 18.33 $ 38,120
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 110 0.93 3.76 $ 26.43 $ 54,970
Longview, TX 60 0.66 2.66 (8) (8)
Lancaster, PA 140 0.59 2.39 $ 22.85 $ 47,540
Reading, PA 90 0.54 2.17 $ 26.79 $ 55,730




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)
New Haven, CT 50 0.17 0.70 $ 30.05 $ 62,500
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 130 0.24 0.97 $ 29.18 $ 60,700
Lynchburg, VA 30 0.36 1.46 $ 29.17 $ 60,670
Rockford, IL (8) (8) (8) $ 29.04 $ 60,400
Reading, PA 90 0.54 2.17 $ 26.79 $ 55,730
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 150 0.08 0.31 $ 26.60 $ 55,330
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 40 0.10 0.41 $ 26.46 $ 55,040
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 110 0.93 3.76 $ 26.43 $ 54,970
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 50 0.04 0.14 $ 25.13 $ 52,280
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 60 0.21 0.83 $ 24.93 $ 51,850

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)
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 450 2.85 11.51 $ 24.98 $ 51,960
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 450 6.80 27.44 $ 18.02 $ 37,480
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 270 1.15 4.62 $ 21.17 $ 44,030
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 250 1.10 4.44 $ 16.88 $ 35,100
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 220 1.23 4.98 $ 21.01 $ 43,710

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 450 6.80 27.44 $ 18.02 $ 37,480
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 450 2.85 11.51 $ 24.98 $ 51,960
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 180 1.96 7.91 $ 21.25 $ 44,190
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 200 1.61 6.50 $ 19.40 $ 40,360
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 220 1.23 4.98 $ 21.01 $ 43,710

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)
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 450 2.85 11.51 $ 24.98 $ 51,960
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.74 $ 23.17 $ 48,190
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 1.48 $ 22.76 $ 47,350
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 22.73 $ 47,290
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 140 1.21 4.89 $ 22.46 $ 46,720


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021