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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines. May operate computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment. Workers who primarily program or operate CNC equipment are classified in "Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators and Programmers" (51-9160).


National estimates for Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
Industry profile for Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
Geographic profile for Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

National estimates for Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
75,160 2.1 % $ 16.13 $ 33,540 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.81 $ 12.91 $ 15.46 $ 18.81 $ 22.97
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,490 $ 26,840 $ 32,160 $ 39,130 $ 47,780


Industry profile for Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 34,830 15.27 $ 15.73 $ 32,720
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 15,820 4.78 $ 16.40 $ 34,100
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 9,970 12.45 $ 16.94 $ 35,230
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 5,910 6.64 $ 16.44 $ 34,200
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,790 0.67 $ 16.50 $ 34,310

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 34,830 15.27 $ 15.73 $ 32,720
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 9,970 12.45 $ 16.94 $ 35,230
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 5,910 6.64 $ 16.44 $ 34,200
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 15,820 4.78 $ 16.40 $ 34,100
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,790 0.67 $ 16.50 $ 34,310

Top paying industries for Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 190 0.20 $ 22.32 $ 46,430
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 100 0.01 $ 20.52 $ 42,680
Nonresidential Building Construction 50 0.01 $ 19.60 $ 40,760
Building Finishing Contractors 170 0.02 $ 17.61 $ 36,640
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 30 0.01 $ 17.50 $ 36,390


Geographic profile for Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 6,130 1.43 2.65 $ 15.22 $ 31,660
Wisconsin 4,870 1.80 3.32 $ 16.69 $ 34,710
Texas 4,050 0.33 0.62 $ 14.00 $ 29,110
California 4,010 0.24 0.45 $ 17.79 $ 37,010
Indiana 3,980 1.36 2.52 $ 16.27 $ 33,840




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 4,870 1.80 3.32 $ 16.69 $ 34,710
Mississippi 1,870 1.73 3.21 $ 13.79 $ 28,680
Iowa 2,480 1.68 3.12 $ 19.18 $ 39,890
South Dakota 620 1.50 2.77 $ 15.30 $ 31,820
North Carolina 6,130 1.43 2.65 $ 15.22 $ 31,660




Top paying states for Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 30 0.12 0.22 $ 20.15 $ 41,900
Colorado 300 0.12 0.22 $ 19.75 $ 41,070
Rhode Island 200 0.45 0.82 $ 19.69 $ 40,950
Iowa 2,480 1.68 3.12 $ 19.18 $ 39,890
Hawaii 90 0.15 0.28 $ 19.01 $ 39,550





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,840 0.70 1.29 $ 15.49 $ 32,220
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,420 0.16 0.30 $ 18.39 $ 38,260
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,240 0.35 0.64 $ 14.21 $ 29,550
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,240 0.67 1.24 $ 17.71 $ 36,840
Winston-Salem, NC 1,200 4.66 8.62 $ 13.59 $ 28,280
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,070 0.51 0.94 $ 15.95 $ 33,180
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 970 1.58 2.93 $ 17.09 $ 35,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 970 0.17 0.31 $ 18.23 $ 37,920
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 920 0.76 1.40 $ 13.84 $ 28,790
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 880 6.09 11.28 $ 16.63 $ 34,580




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 880 6.09 11.28 $ 16.63 $ 34,580
Winston-Salem, NC 1,200 4.66 8.62 $ 13.59 $ 28,280
Wausau, WI 280 4.05 7.49 $ 18.66 $ 38,820
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 510 4.02 7.43 $ 16.68 $ 34,690
Rapid City, SD 250 3.88 7.17 $ 14.82 $ 30,830
Albany, OR 140 3.29 6.09 $ 20.58 $ 42,800
Janesville-Beloit, WI 180 2.74 5.07 $ 16.39 $ 34,100
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 120 2.68 4.95 $ 18.54 $ 38,560
Green Bay, WI 420 2.56 4.74 $ 16.02 $ 33,330
Medford, OR 200 2.34 4.34 $ 16.64 $ 34,610




Top paying metropolitan areas for Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Longview, WA 70 1.78 3.29 $ 22.75 $ 47,320
Baton Rouge, LA 40 0.10 0.19 $ 21.52 $ 44,760
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 30 0.07 0.13 $ 21.30 $ 44,310
Albany, OR 140 3.29 6.09 $ 20.58 $ 42,800
Rochester, MN 90 0.82 1.51 $ 20.35 $ 42,340
New Haven, CT 120 0.45 0.83 $ 20.12 $ 41,860
Eugene, OR 270 1.86 3.44 $ 20.12 $ 41,840
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 250 0.48 0.89 $ 20.06 $ 41,720
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.32 0.60 $ 19.81 $ 41,210
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 220 0.08 0.16 $ 19.58 $ 40,720

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 1,140 3.64 6.74 $ 15.74 $ 32,740
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,130 6.26 11.59 $ 16.33 $ 33,960
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 1,050 6.59 12.19 $ 13.69 $ 28,480
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 1,030 4.59 8.49 $ 13.75 $ 28,610
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 770 3.12 5.78 $ 16.76 $ 34,850

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 720 15.66 28.98 $ 18.72 $ 38,940
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 520 8.01 14.83 $ 13.99 $ 29,100
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 1,050 6.59 12.19 $ 13.69 $ 28,480
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,130 6.26 11.59 $ 16.33 $ 33,960
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 360 6.18 11.44 $ 17.19 $ 35,750

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 360 3.02 5.58 $ 21.57 $ 44,870
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 310 2.96 5.47 $ 21.31 $ 44,330
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 21.19 $ 44,070
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 180 1.93 3.58 $ 21.04 $ 43,760
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 30 0.37 0.68 $ 20.74 $ 43,130


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