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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.


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)
146,950 1.9 % $18.47 $38,410 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.79 $14.04 $17.47 $22.19 $27.44
Annual Wage (2) $24,520 $29,200 $36,330 $46,150 $57,080


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)
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 21,330 3.54 $18.56 $38,610
Employment Services 14,430 0.39 $15.37 $31,970
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 14,250 2.94 $17.53 $36,460
Plastics Product Manufacturing 13,750 2.31 $16.26 $33,810
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 10,120 1.34 $18.84 $39,190

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 3,470 5.99 $18.47 $38,410
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 2,820 4.53 $19.90 $41,400
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 21,330 3.54 $18.56 $38,610
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 750 3.22 $18.25 $37,970
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 14,250 2.94 $17.53 $36,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 70 (7) $25.02 $52,040
Management of Companies and Enterprises 820 0.03 $22.90 $47,620
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 3,740 0.72 $22.18 $46,140
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 290 0.02 $20.95 $43,570
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 50 0.01 $20.70 $43,050


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)
Ohio 16,800 3.08 3.08 $18.65 $38,790
Illinois 13,740 2.28 2.28 $18.74 $38,980
Texas 12,000 0.97 0.96 $16.26 $33,830
Pennsylvania 9,750 1.65 1.65 $18.28 $38,030
Michigan 9,440 2.17 2.17 $19.69 $40,960




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)
Ohio 16,800 3.08 3.08 $18.65 $38,790
Tennessee 8,910 2.96 2.96 $19.12 $39,760
Illinois 13,740 2.28 2.28 $18.74 $38,980
Iowa 3,480 2.24 2.24 $18.53 $38,540
Michigan 9,440 2.17 2.17 $19.69 $40,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 830 1.18 1.18 $24.29 $50,510
South Carolina 4,290 2.03 2.03 $23.75 $49,400
Maryland 590 0.22 0.22 $23.09 $48,020
Rhode Island 390 0.81 0.81 $22.60 $47,000
Colorado 730 0.27 0.27 $20.78 $43,230





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 9,570 2.05 2.05 $18.52 $38,510
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 4,030 2.04 2.03 $19.59 $40,750
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,880 1.06 1.06 $16.07 $33,430
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 3,810 3.81 3.81 (8) (8)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,690 1.21 1.21 $16.59 $34,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,200 0.51 0.51 $18.51 $38,500
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 3,130 2.99 2.99 $16.92 $35,190
Reno, NV 2,660 10.95 10.95 $16.80 $34,950
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 2,620 2.41 2.41 $18.84 $39,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,490 1.26 1.26 $20.07 $41,750




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)
Lima, OH 830 16.39 16.38 $19.80 $41,170
Morristown, TN 590 13.16 13.15 $14.72 $30,610
Rockford, IL 1,660 11.22 11.21 $20.58 $42,800
Reno, NV 2,660 10.95 10.95 $16.80 $34,950
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 380 8.57 8.57 (8) (8)
Sumter, SC 290 7.84 7.84 $22.24 $46,250
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 780 6.05 6.05 $24.52 $51,000
Toledo, OH 1,510 5.04 5.04 $22.44 $46,670
Erie, PA 620 5.03 5.03 $14.35 $29,840
Flint, MI 660 4.83 4.82 $31.18 $64,850