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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice materials, such as glass, stone, cork, rubber, tobacco, food, paper, or insulating material. Excludes "Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic" (51-4031), "Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-6062), and "Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-7040).


National estimates for Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Industry profile for Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Geographic profile for Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

National estimates for Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
52,760 2.5 % $ 18.37 $ 38,220 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.61 $ 14.56 $ 17.78 $ 21.86 $ 25.31
Annual Wage (2) $ 26,230 $ 30,290 $ 36,980 $ 45,470 $ 52,650


Industry profile for Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 11,400 2.84 $ 18.57 $ 38,620
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 8,380 3.18 $ 19.95 $ 41,490
Printing and Related Support Activities 4,500 1.15 $ 18.22 $ 37,890
Rubber Product Manufacturing 4,000 3.30 $ 18.39 $ 38,250
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,760 0.67 $ 16.79 $ 34,920

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 100 3.63 $ 17.81 $ 37,050
Rubber Product Manufacturing 4,000 3.30 $ 18.39 $ 38,250
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 8,380 3.18 $ 19.95 $ 41,490
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 11,400 2.84 $ 18.57 $ 38,620
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,470 1.61 $ 22.74 $ 47,290

Top paying industries for Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 80 0.01 $ 24.79 $ 51,570
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 100 0.11 $ 22.89 $ 47,620
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,470 1.61 $ 22.74 $ 47,290
Chemical Manufacturing (3255 and 3256 only) 120 0.07 $ 22.69 $ 47,200
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 200 0.36 $ 22.23 $ 46,230


Geographic profile for Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

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





States with the highest employment level in Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 3,950 0.92 2.43 $ 17.49 $ 36,380
California 3,390 0.21 0.54 $ 19.73 $ 41,030
Illinois 2,770 0.49 1.30 $ 18.65 $ 38,780
Texas 2,760 0.23 0.60 $ 16.55 $ 34,420
Ohio 2,330 0.45 1.19 $ 17.89 $ 37,210




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 780 1.89 4.97 $ 18.97 $ 39,450
North Carolina 3,950 0.92 2.43 $ 17.49 $ 36,380
Mississippi 950 0.88 2.33 $ 17.16 $ 35,680
Wisconsin 2,160 0.80 2.10 $ 19.34 $ 40,230
Iowa 1,110 0.75 1.98 $ 19.26 $ 40,070




Top paying states for Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 70 0.17 0.44 $ 26.03 $ 54,150
Louisiana 350 0.20 0.52 $ 24.67 $ 51,300
Oklahoma 620 0.40 1.04 $ 20.70 $ 43,060
Minnesota 1,700 0.63 1.65 $ 20.66 $ 42,970
Massachusetts 1,170 0.35 0.92 $ 19.88 $ 41,340





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,790 0.41 1.08 $ 17.96 $ 37,360
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,570 0.18 0.47 $ 18.15 $ 37,760
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,290 0.48 1.26 $ 18.26 $ 37,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,260 0.22 0.57 $ 20.13 $ 41,860
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,140 0.32 0.84 $ 17.65 $ 36,720
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 870 0.47 1.23 $ 19.88 $ 41,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 810 0.31 0.81 $ 19.81 $ 41,210
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 690 0.35 0.93 $ 19.46 $ 40,470
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 680 0.56 1.47 $ 16.86 $ 35,060
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 630 4.34 11.43 $ 17.54 $ 36,490




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gettysburg, PA 160 5.32 14.02 $ 20.35 $ 42,330
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 630 4.34 11.43 $ 17.54 $ 36,490
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 380 3.03 7.98 $ 15.29 $ 31,790
St. Joseph, MO-KS 140 2.64 6.95 $ 17.91 $ 37,240
Bloomington, IN 170 2.42 6.39 $ 17.29 $ 35,950
Wausau, WI 160 2.40 6.33 $ 22.03 $ 45,810
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 210 2.27 5.97 $ 22.11 $ 45,990
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 100 1.81 4.76 $ 17.57 $ 36,540
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 80 1.66 4.38 $ 14.43 $ 30,020
Worcester, MA-CT 400 1.52 4.00 $ 19.36 $ 40,260




Top paying metropolitan areas for Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.17 0.45 $ 25.29 $ 52,600
Canton-Massillon, OH 70 0.42 1.11 $ 24.53 $ 51,020
Baton Rouge, LA 180 0.49 1.29 $ 24.09 $ 50,110
Bowling Green, KY 80 1.11 2.92 $ 23.43 $ 48,720
Gainesville, GA 50 0.60 1.57 $ 23.04 $ 47,920
Salinas, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 22.80 $ 47,430
Salem, OR 100 0.59 1.57 $ 22.45 $ 46,690
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 210 2.27 5.97 $ 22.11 $ 45,990
Wausau, WI 160 2.40 6.33 $ 22.03 $ 45,810
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 120 0.33 0.87 $ 21.80 $ 45,340

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 750 3.34 8.82 $ 17.26 $ 35,890
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 570 4.51 11.89 $ 19.32 $ 40,190
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 400 2.81 7.41 $ 15.87 $ 33,020
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 390 1.92 5.06 $ 16.08 $ 33,450
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 340 2.94 7.75 (8) (8)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 570 4.51 11.89 $ 19.32 $ 40,190
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 750 3.34 8.82 $ 17.26 $ 35,890
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 340 2.94 7.75 (8) (8)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 400 2.81 7.41 $ 15.87 $ 33,020
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 170 2.51 6.61 $ 14.73 $ 30,640

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 180 1.80 4.75 $ 25.31 $ 52,630
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.82 2.15 $ 24.22 $ 50,370
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 1.43 $ 22.49 $ 46,780
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 21.77 $ 45,280
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 1.14 $ 21.54 $ 44,810


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