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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend forging machines to taper, shape, or form metal or plastic parts.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
18,330 4.5 % $19.60 $40,770 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.07 $14.98 $18.70 $23.84 $29.00
Annual Wage (2) $25,100 $31,170 $38,900 $49,590 $60,310


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 5,630 1.19 $18.54 $38,560
Plastics Product Manufacturing 2,070 0.35 $15.94 $33,150
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,560 0.26 $20.98 $43,650
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 1,390 0.39 $19.31 $40,160
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,000 1.22 $20.61 $42,870

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,000 1.22 $20.61 $42,870
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 5,630 1.19 $18.54 $38,560
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 310 0.55 $19.17 $39,880
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 1,390 0.39 $19.31 $40,160
Plastics Product Manufacturing 2,070 0.35 $15.94 $33,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 330 0.02 $26.75 $55,630
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 120 0.07 $25.86 $53,800
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 570 0.12 $25.71 $53,480
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 100 0.03 $22.27 $46,320
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 130 0.22 $21.27 $44,240


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 2,260 0.77 6.04 $24.18 $50,300
California 1,790 0.11 0.83 $18.48 $38,450
Indiana 1,610 0.53 4.18 $22.59 $46,980
Alabama 1,400 0.72 5.67 $18.21 $37,870
Texas 1,300 0.11 0.85 $17.46 $36,310




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 2,260 0.77 6.04 $24.18 $50,300
Alabama 1,400 0.72 5.67 $18.21 $37,870
Indiana 1,610 0.53 4.18 $22.59 $46,980
Kentucky 590 0.31 2.47 $18.38 $38,240
Michigan 1,130 0.26 2.06 $18.53 $38,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 260 0.16 1.29 $27.26 $56,700
Tennessee 2,260 0.77 6.04 $24.18 $50,300
Indiana 1,610 0.53 4.18 $22.59 $46,980
Vermont 50 0.17 1.31 $21.57 $44,880
Pennsylvania 710 0.12 0.97 $20.91 $43,490





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,540 1.59 12.57 $26.99 $56,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 890 0.15 1.15 $18.14 $37,730
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 680 0.15 1.15 $19.95 $41,490
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 630 0.21 1.68 $16.66 $34,650
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 550 0.37 2.91 $18.10 $37,650
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 550 0.28 2.19 $19.41 $40,360
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 400 0.38 3.03 $19.80 $41,190
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 340 0.12 0.96 $21.25 $44,200
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 330 0.09 0.73 $18.40 $38,270
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 270 1.24 9.79 $17.69 $36,800




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Columbus, IN 240 4.74 37.43 $16.93 $35,200
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,540 1.59 12.57 $26.99 $56,150
Columbus, GA-AL 180 1.55 12.20 $20.58 $42,800
Rockford, IL 220 1.49 11.74 $19.38 $40,310
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 270 1.24 9.79 $17.69 $36,800
Canton-Massillon, OH 150 0.91 7.18 $19.82 $41,230
Lexington-Fayette, KY 200 0.74 5.81 $21.46 $44,630
Tulsa, OK 230 0.54 4.25 $28.25 $58,770
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 50 0.45 3.52 $18.27 $38,000
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 400 0.38 3.03 $19.80 $41,190




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tulsa, OK 230 0.54 4.25 $28.25 $58,770
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,540 1.59 12.57 $26.99 $56,150
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 40 0.17 1.31 $22.74 $47,300
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 120 0.08 0.63 $22.10 $45,960
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $22.00 $45,760
Erie, PA 40 0.36 2.86 $21.97 $45,700
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 90 0.07 0.57 $21.65 $45,030
Lexington-Fayette, KY 200 0.74 5.81 $21.46 $44,630
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $21.27 $44,240
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 30 0.04 0.34 $21.25 $44,200

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 570 3.58 28.28 $25.89 $53,860
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 300 1.38 10.86 $21.01 $43,710
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 180 1.43 11.30 $22.84 $47,500
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.92 7.25 $20.54 $42,720
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.91 7.22 $9.79 $20,360

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 570 3.58 28.28 $25.89 $53,860
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 180 1.43 11.30 $22.84 $47,500
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 300 1.38 10.86 $21.01 $43,710
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.92 7.25 $20.54 $42,720
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.91 7.22 $9.79 $20,360

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 570 3.58 28.28 $25.89 $53,860
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 180 1.43 11.30 $22.84 $47,500
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 300 1.38 10.86 $21.01 $43,710
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.92 7.25 $20.54 $42,720
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.19 1.47 $19.99 $41,580


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019