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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend milling or planing machines to mill, plane, shape, groove, or profile metal or plastic work pieces.


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

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

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

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
14,920 4.4 % $ 22.64 $ 47,100 0.8 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.45 $ 17.96 $ 22.53 $ 27.16 $ 29.94
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,060 $ 37,370 $ 46,850 $ 56,500 $ 62,280


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

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 2,650 0.82 $ 23.24 $ 48,340
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,080 0.23 $ 31.00 $ 64,490
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 980 0.22 $ 21.05 $ 43,780
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 930 1.77 $ 21.92 $ 45,580
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 920 1.67 $ 25.51 $ 53,070

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 930 1.77 $ 21.92 $ 45,580
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 920 1.67 $ 25.51 $ 53,070
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 2,650 0.82 $ 23.24 $ 48,340
Foundries 550 0.54 $ 19.26 $ 40,070
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 290 0.52 $ 22.26 $ 46,300

Top paying industries for Milling and Planing 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 1,080 0.23 $ 31.00 $ 64,490
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 110 0.03 $ 27.70 $ 57,620
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 25.66 $ 53,360
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 920 1.67 $ 25.51 $ 53,070
Ship and Boat Building 140 0.10 $ 24.16 $ 50,250


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

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



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


States with the highest employment level in Milling and Planing 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)
California 2,720 0.16 1.56 $ 24.54 $ 51,050
Ohio 1,280 0.25 2.32 $ 22.48 $ 46,750
Michigan 1,030 0.25 2.40 $ 20.53 $ 42,700
Illinois 920 0.16 1.54 $ 22.45 $ 46,700
Tennessee 790 0.27 2.51 $ 19.18 $ 39,890


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


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Milling and Planing 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)
Iowa 540 0.36 3.44 $ 23.57 $ 49,030
Connecticut 460 0.29 2.78 $ 28.97 $ 60,260
Tennessee 790 0.27 2.51 $ 19.18 $ 39,890
Michigan 1,030 0.25 2.40 $ 20.53 $ 42,700
Ohio 1,280 0.25 2.32 $ 22.48 $ 46,750


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


Top paying states for Milling and Planing 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)
Oregon 150 0.08 0.78 $ 41.03 $ 85,330
Connecticut 460 0.29 2.78 $ 28.97 $ 60,260
Colorado 60 0.02 0.21 $ 26.74 $ 55,610
New York 440 0.05 0.48 $ 26.49 $ 55,100
New Jersey 330 0.09 0.81 $ 26.43 $ 54,960



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


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Milling and Planing 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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,230 0.21 2.03 $ 23.09 $ 48,030
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 540 0.13 1.21 $ 23.71 $ 49,310
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 430 0.24 2.23 $ 22.21 $ 46,200
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 340 0.15 1.43 $ 27.59 $ 57,400
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 330 0.04 0.36 $ 27.20 $ 56,570
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 260 0.27 2.56 $ 20.42 $ 42,460
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 240 0.07 0.63 $ 23.13 $ 48,110
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 180 0.12 1.11 $ 20.92 $ 43,510
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 170 0.13 1.18 $ 24.20 $ 50,340
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 170 0.18 1.66 $ 22.70 $ 47,210


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


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Milling and Planing 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)
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 90 1.63 15.41 $ 22.52 $ 46,840
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 100 0.75 7.04 $ 22.52 $ 46,850
Jonesboro, AR 40 0.74 7.00 $ 17.14 $ 35,660
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 140 0.71 6.67 $ 21.99 $ 45,740
Springfield, MA-CT 170 0.54 5.14 $ 26.94 $ 56,030
Rockford, IL 60 0.48 4.57 $ 21.76 $ 45,260
Canton-Massillon, OH 80 0.48 4.55 $ 21.96 $ 45,670
Lafayette, LA 70 0.39 3.64 $ 15.38 $ 31,990
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 40 0.31 2.93 $ 23.45 $ 48,770
Dayton, OH 110 0.30 2.80 $ 22.85 $ 47,520


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


Top paying metropolitan areas for Milling and Planing 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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 28.19 $ 58,630
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 27.93 $ 58,100
Pittsburgh, PA 30 0.03 0.28 $ 27.78 $ 57,780
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 340 0.15 1.43 $ 27.59 $ 57,400
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 330 0.04 0.36 $ 27.20 $ 56,570
Springfield, MA-CT 170 0.54 5.14 $ 26.94 $ 56,030
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $ 26.41 $ 54,940
Salt Lake City, UT 40 0.06 0.57 $ 25.35 $ 52,730
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 50 0.02 0.19 $ 24.93 $ 51,850
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 60 0.12 1.18 $ 24.66 $ 51,300

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Milling and Planing 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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 170 0.79 7.48 $ 22.57 $ 46,940
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 160 0.72 6.84 $ 13.47 $ 28,010
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 150 0.47 4.42 $ 23.59 $ 49,060
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 140 0.55 5.17 $ 18.73 $ 38,960
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 120 0.49 4.63 $ 22.08 $ 45,930

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Milling and Planing 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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 170 0.79 7.48 $ 22.57 $ 46,940
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 160 0.72 6.84 $ 13.47 $ 28,010
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.70 6.56 $ 16.74 $ 34,820
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.64 6.06 $ 20.62 $ 42,900
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 5.53 $ 19.11 $ 39,760

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Milling and Planing 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 Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 2.50 $ 29.66 $ 61,690
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.74 $ 23.78 $ 49,460
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 150 0.47 4.42 $ 23.59 $ 49,060
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 170 0.79 7.48 $ 22.57 $ 46,940
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 120 0.49 4.63 $ 22.08 $ 45,930


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