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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber.


National estimates for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Industry profile for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Geographic profile for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

National estimates for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
31,800 2.4 % $ 20.57 $ 42,790 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.00 $ 15.98 $ 18.63 $ 23.32 $ 28.83
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,120 $ 33,240 $ 38,760 $ 48,500 $ 59,970


Industry profile for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 5,280 1.32 $ 20.30 $ 42,230
Grain and Oilseed Milling 3,750 5.95 $ 21.24 $ 44,170
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,460 3.62 $ 22.71 $ 47,240
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 1,220 0.09 $ 18.79 $ 39,090
Metal Ore Mining 1,170 2.87 $ 27.34 $ 56,860

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 3,750 5.95 $ 21.24 $ 44,170
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,460 3.62 $ 22.71 $ 47,240
Metal Ore Mining 1,170 2.87 $ 27.34 $ 56,860
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 5,280 1.32 $ 20.30 $ 42,230
Animal Food Manufacturing 750 1.12 $ 19.13 $ 39,790

Top paying industries for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 240 0.66 $ 28.81 $ 59,920
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 290 0.28 $ 27.76 $ 57,740
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 350 0.40 $ 27.41 $ 57,000
Metal Ore Mining 1,170 2.87 $ 27.34 $ 56,860
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 350 0.05 $ 26.35 $ 54,800


Geographic profile for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

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



Map of employment of crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,540 0.15 0.68 $ 21.56 $ 44,850
Texas 2,290 0.19 0.83 $ 19.13 $ 39,790
Ohio 1,470 0.28 1.25 $ 20.12 $ 41,850
New York 1,420 0.16 0.72 $ 20.82 $ 43,300
Pennsylvania 1,300 0.23 1.03 $ 20.50 $ 42,630


Map of location quotient of crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,070 0.83 3.66 $ 25.59 $ 53,220
Montana 370 0.79 3.49 $ 20.34 $ 42,300
Iowa 1,150 0.78 3.44 $ 21.87 $ 45,490
Arkansas 750 0.63 2.80 $ 17.17 $ 35,710
Wyoming 160 0.60 2.64 $ 30.98 $ 64,430


Map of annual mean wages of crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 160 0.60 2.64 $ 30.98 $ 64,430
Alaska 50 0.16 0.72 $ 26.02 $ 54,120
West Virginia 330 0.50 2.22 $ 25.88 $ 53,840
Louisiana 250 0.14 0.61 $ 25.68 $ 53,410
Nevada 1,070 0.83 3.66 $ 25.59 $ 53,220



Map of employment of crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,110 0.13 0.56 $ 21.87 $ 45,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 690 0.12 0.53 $ 20.49 $ 42,620
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 600 0.53 2.35 $ 20.74 $ 43,140
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 550 0.13 0.58 $ 20.67 $ 43,000
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 500 0.14 0.62 $ 19.26 $ 40,060
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 480 0.18 0.82 $ 21.88 $ 45,510
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 420 0.28 1.22 $ 21.44 $ 44,590
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 420 0.14 0.64 $ 18.92 $ 39,350
St. Louis, MO-IL 330 0.26 1.16 $ 20.22 $ 42,060
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 330 0.13 0.56 $ 21.60 $ 44,940


Map of location quotient of crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 190 3.16 14.01 $ 19.87 $ 41,330
Texarkana, TX-AR 110 1.92 8.51 $ 22.30 $ 46,380
Duluth, MN-WI 200 1.69 7.50 $ 27.60 $ 57,420
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 70 1.64 7.27 $ 19.62 $ 40,800
Gettysburg, PA 40 1.24 5.49 $ 24.17 $ 50,270
Cedar Rapids, IA 120 0.91 4.04 $ 25.86 $ 53,800
Beckley, WV 40 0.88 3.91 $ 23.47 $ 48,820
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 70 0.86 3.80 $ 21.50 $ 44,720
Madera, CA 40 0.81 3.57 $ 22.44 $ 46,680
Morristown, TN 40 0.80 3.56 $ 18.39 $ 38,240


Map of annual mean wages of crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bakersfield, CA 70 0.22 0.98 $ 28.45 $ 59,170
Duluth, MN-WI 200 1.69 7.50 $ 27.60 $ 57,420
Amarillo, TX 80 0.71 3.13 $ 26.56 $ 55,250
Cedar Rapids, IA 120 0.91 4.04 $ 25.86 $ 53,800
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 60 0.06 0.26 $ 25.25 $ 52,510
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 200 0.09 0.39 $ 24.35 $ 50,660
Salt Lake City, UT 240 0.33 1.45 $ 24.18 $ 50,280
Gettysburg, PA 40 1.24 5.49 $ 24.17 $ 50,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 120 0.04 0.19 $ 23.91 $ 49,730
St. George, UT 30 0.42 1.86 $ 23.85 $ 49,610

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 690 7.12 31.56 $ 29.04 $ 60,400
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 300 1.85 8.21 $ 14.84 $ 30,860
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 260 2.83 12.56 $ 16.34 $ 33,980
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 250 1.56 6.92 $ 23.41 $ 48,690
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 250 0.93 4.11 $ 21.20 $ 44,100

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 690 7.12 31.56 $ 29.04 $ 60,400
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 260 2.83 12.56 $ 16.34 $ 33,980
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 300 1.85 8.21 $ 14.84 $ 30,860
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 150 1.59 7.06 $ 18.44 $ 38,360
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 250 1.56 6.92 $ 23.41 $ 48,690

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 0.76 3.35 $ 36.77 $ 76,480
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 2.25 $ 33.72 $ 70,140
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 690 7.12 31.56 $ 29.04 $ 60,400
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 2.52 $ 27.19 $ 56,550
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 0.85 3.77 $ 26.90 $ 55,950


About May 2021 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.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022