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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
57,960 2.4 % $17.67 $36,750 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.85 $13.88 $17.11 $21.12 $24.75
Annual Wage (2) $24,640 $28,880 $35,600 $43,920 $51,470


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)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 12,080 2.88 $17.78 $36,980
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 9,350 3.45 $19.29 $40,130
Printing and Related Support Activities 4,850 1.13 $17.88 $37,190
Rubber Product Manufacturing 4,390 3.22 $18.14 $37,730
Plastics Product Manufacturing 4,230 0.71 $16.32 $33,950

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 160 5.32 $16.55 $34,430
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 9,350 3.45 $19.29 $40,130
Rubber Product Manufacturing 4,390 3.22 $18.14 $37,730
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 12,080 2.88 $17.78 $36,980
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,390 1.50 $21.77 $45,270

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 70 0.01 $23.09 $48,020
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 90 0.10 $22.91 $47,650
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,390 1.50 $21.77 $45,270
Building Material and Supplies Dealers (8) (8) $20.39 $42,410
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $19.99 $41,580


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)
California 4,220 0.24 0.62 $18.28 $38,020
North Carolina 3,800 0.85 2.16 $17.17 $35,720
Texas 3,310 0.27 0.67 $16.16 $33,620
Illinois 3,280 0.54 1.38 $17.54 $36,480
Ohio 2,740 0.50 1.28 $17.84 $37,100




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)
South Dakota 670 1.57 3.98 $17.68 $36,770
North Carolina 3,800 0.85 2.16 $17.17 $35,720
Wisconsin 2,340 0.81 2.06 $18.38 $38,230
Nebraska 790 0.80 2.04 $17.55 $36,500
Mississippi 910 0.80 2.04 $15.72 $32,700




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 140 0.29 0.73 $24.10 $50,120
Minnesota 1,730 0.60 1.52 $20.33 $42,280
Idaho 230 0.32 0.80 $19.83 $41,250
Vermont 230 0.74 1.88 $19.70 $40,980
Iowa 710 0.46 1.17 $19.61 $40,800





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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,030 0.43 1.10 $16.77 $34,890
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,740 0.18 0.46 $18.10 $37,640
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,440 0.50 1.26 $17.81 $37,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,400 0.22 0.57 $18.30 $38,060
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,340 0.37 0.93 $17.07 $35,500
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 870 0.31 0.79 $19.15 $39,820
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 850 0.43 1.09 $19.52 $40,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 850 0.31 0.78 $18.87 $39,250
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 650 4.25 10.77 $17.55 $36,510
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 620 0.31 0.78 $18.72 $38,940




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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 650 4.25 10.77 $17.55 $36,510
Gettysburg, PA 130 4.03 10.21 $19.47 $40,500
Glens Falls, NY 140 2.59 6.57 $17.97 $37,370
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 350 2.56 6.48 $13.72 $28,550
Wausau, WI 170 2.46 6.23 $21.21 $44,110
Morristown, TN 110 2.37 6.01 $15.28 $31,780
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 210 2.21 5.60 $22.42 $46,640
St. Joseph, MO-KS 120 2.18 5.53 $17.48 $36,350
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 130 2.08 5.27 $17.26 $35,890
Asheville, NC 400 2.00 5.07 $17.09 $35,550