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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
133,840 1.8 % $18.03 $37,510 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.27 $13.56 $17.01 $21.54 $26.77
Annual Wage (2) $23,440 $28,210 $35,390 $44,800 $55,680


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 19,180 3.20 $18.03 $37,510
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 14,070 2.97 $17.28 $35,940
Employment Services 13,270 0.36 $14.99 $31,170
Plastics Product Manufacturing 13,210 2.25 $15.82 $32,910
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 9,620 1.32 $18.78 $39,060

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 2,790 4.93 $17.59 $36,580
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 2,070 3.43 $19.60 $40,780
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 19,180 3.20 $18.03 $37,510
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 14,070 2.97 $17.28 $35,940
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 3,840 2.71 $17.59 $36,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 40 (7) $28.11 $58,460
Management of Companies and Enterprises 510 0.02 $25.85 $53,760
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills (8) (8) $24.58 $51,130
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 3,530 0.73 $23.07 $47,980
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 220 0.02 $22.30 $46,380


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 16,860 3.11 3.37 $18.32 $38,110
Illinois 13,910 2.32 2.51 $17.76 $36,940
Michigan 10,000 2.32 2.50 $19.26 $40,070
Texas 9,180 0.76 0.82 $16.21 $33,720
Pennsylvania 8,610 1.47 1.59 $18.37 $38,210




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 16,860 3.11 3.37 $18.32 $38,110
Iowa 3,820 2.48 2.68 $17.85 $37,130
Michigan 10,000 2.32 2.50 $19.26 $40,070
Illinois 13,910 2.32 2.51 $17.76 $36,940
Tennessee 5,610 1.90 2.05 $15.67 $32,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas (8) (8) (8) $25.50 $53,050
South Carolina 1,900 0.92 0.99 $23.59 $49,070
Indiana 4,620 1.52 1.64 $21.88 $45,510
Rhode Island 470 0.98 1.06 $21.54 $44,800
Kentucky 2,200 1.16 1.26 $21.20 $44,090





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 9,390 2.02 2.19 $17.74 $36,890
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 4,960 2.51 2.72 $19.19 $39,920
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,150 1.06 1.14 $16.30 $33,900
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,880 0.81 0.87 $15.99 $33,260
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 2,840 2.74 2.96 $16.43 $34,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,530 0.41 0.45 $18.61 $38,710
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 2,380 2.22 2.40 $18.59 $38,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,950 1.00 1.08 $19.34 $40,240
Pittsburgh, PA 1,940 1.69 1.83 $18.56 $38,610
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,850 0.20 0.21 $16.74 $34,830




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 820 16.18 17.50 $19.34 $40,230
Morristown, TN 670 15.15 16.38 $14.33 $29,800
Rockford, IL 1,670 11.25 12.16 $20.23 $42,080
Mansfield, OH 480 9.40 10.17 $12.96 $26,970
Reno, NV 1,550 6.66 7.21 $16.60 $34,530
Leominster-Gardner, MA 340 6.43 6.95 $15.53 $32,300
Waterbury, CT 410 6.07 6.56 $14.50 $30,150
Toledo, OH 1,420 4.79 5.18 $21.41 $44,530
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 1,040 4.08 4.41 $16.05 $33,390
Erie, PA 480 3.91 4.22 $16.10 $33,480