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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. May operate CNC equipment. Includes lead sawyers.


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)
52,260 2.4 % $15.00 $31,200 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.94 $11.75 $14.18 $17.69 $21.83
Annual Wage (2) $20,670 $24,440 $29,500 $36,790 $45,410


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)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 19,760 21.49 $15.41 $32,050
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 12,860 5.57 $13.77 $28,640
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 5,880 7.38 $15.92 $33,120
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 5,420 1.52 $14.70 $30,580
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 3,200 0.23 $14.60 $30,370

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 19,760 21.49 $15.41 $32,050
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 5,880 7.38 $15.92 $33,120
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 12,860 5.57 $13.77 $28,640
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 5,420 1.52 $14.70 $30,580
Logging 640 1.31 $15.47 $32,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 290 0.31 $24.23 $50,400
Building Finishing Contractors 150 0.02 $19.87 $41,320
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 40 0.01 $19.71 $41,000
Plastics Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $18.26 $37,980
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $17.11 $35,580


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)
North Carolina 3,550 0.81 2.24 $14.77 $30,720
Texas 3,480 0.29 0.80 $12.27 $25,530
Pennsylvania 3,250 0.56 1.54 $15.65 $32,550
Alabama 2,920 1.50 4.17 $14.16 $29,460
California 2,860 0.17 0.47 $15.55 $32,350




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)
Alabama 2,920 1.50 4.17 $14.16 $29,460
Oregon 2,700 1.43 3.96 $17.23 $35,840
Idaho 960 1.36 3.77 $16.72 $34,780
Mississippi 1,500 1.34 3.70 $14.29 $29,720
Maine 790 1.31 3.63 $16.97 $35,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 250 0.55 1.52 $20.80 $43,250
Connecticut 150 0.09 0.25 $19.79 $41,160
Vermont 120 0.40 1.12 $18.72 $38,930
Washington 2,220 0.68 1.89 $18.40 $38,280
Hawaii 30 0.05 0.14 $17.93 $37,300





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)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,100 0.31 0.85 $12.93 $26,900
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 800 0.65 1.81 $15.26 $31,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 750 0.12 0.34 $15.53 $32,310
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 580 0.49 1.35 $16.60 $34,520
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 530 0.27 0.74 $17.67 $36,750
Tuscaloosa, AL 510 5.04 13.95 $13.74 $28,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 490 0.18 0.51 $13.26 $27,570
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 470 3.37 9.35 $16.32 $33,950
Greensboro-High Point, NC 440 1.21 3.34 $13.47 $28,010
Eugene, OR 420 2.67 7.38 $18.50 $38,470




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)
Tuscaloosa, AL 510 5.04 13.95 $13.74 $28,570
Longview, WA 130 3.44 9.54 $20.73 $43,110
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 470 3.37 9.35 $16.32 $33,950
Lebanon, PA 170 3.35 9.28 $14.74 $30,650
Albany, OR 150 3.20 8.86 $15.76 $32,770
Medford, OR 230 2.69 7.46 $16.90 $35,140
Eugene, OR 420 2.67 7.38 $18.50 $38,470
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 180 2.50 6.91 $12.83 $26,690
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 100 2.06 5.70 $22.01 $45,780
Cumberland, MD-WV 80 2.03 5.63 $19.80 $41,190