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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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 "Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-7040), "Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic" (51-4031), and "Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-6062).


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)
60,840 2.2 % $17.16 $35,700 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.33 $13.46 $16.64 $20.41 $24.16
Annual Wage (2) $23,570 $27,990 $34,620 $42,450 $50,250


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 12,270 2.95 $16.88 $35,100
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 9,450 3.50 $18.90 $39,310
Printing and Related Support Activities 5,560 1.28 $17.23 $35,850
Plastics Product Manufacturing 4,760 0.81 $16.36 $34,030
Rubber Product Manufacturing 3,710 2.75 $17.54 $36,480

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 260 7.60 $15.70 $32,660
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 9,450 3.50 $18.90 $39,310
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 12,270 2.95 $16.88 $35,100
Rubber Product Manufacturing 3,710 2.75 $17.54 $36,480
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,670 1.81 $22.55 $46,900

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 1,670 1.81 $22.55 $46,900
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 60 0.06 $22.30 $46,380
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $21.32 $44,350
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 170 0.01 $20.77 $43,190
Building Equipment Contractors 70 (7) $19.53 $40,630


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 5,150 0.30 0.72 $17.22 $35,820
Texas 4,090 0.34 0.80 $15.49 $32,220
Ohio 3,440 0.63 1.51 $17.08 $35,530
North Carolina 3,430 0.78 1.86 $16.62 $34,560
Wisconsin 2,700 0.95 2.26 $18.55 $38,590




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 690 1.62 3.86 $17.61 $36,630
Vermont 310 1.02 2.43 $18.09 $37,630
Wisconsin 2,700 0.95 2.26 $18.55 $38,590
Alabama 1,720 0.89 2.11 $16.36 $34,030
Nebraska 820 0.84 2.00 $17.51 $36,410




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 330 0.55 1.31 $22.04 $45,850
Rhode Island 100 0.21 0.50 $20.67 $43,000
Iowa 890 0.58 1.38 $20.11 $41,830
Idaho 300 0.42 1.00 $19.72 $41,020
Minnesota 1,940 0.68 1.61 $19.55 $40,660





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,100 0.22 0.53 $17.23 $35,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,950 0.32 0.76 $16.75 $34,840
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,870 0.40 0.96 $16.20 $33,700
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,550 0.43 1.03 $16.15 $33,590
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,470 0.52 1.23 $16.66 $34,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,120 0.42 0.99 $18.54 $38,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,050 0.54 1.27 $19.14 $39,810
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 950 0.34 0.82 $18.64 $38,770
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 900 0.45 1.08 $20.08 $41,760
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 690 0.64 1.53 $16.79 $34,920




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 590 3.81 9.06 $17.23 $35,850
Wausau, WI 200 2.81 6.69 $20.74 $43,130
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 320 2.31 5.49 $12.77 $26,560
Gettysburg, PA 70 2.18 5.18 $18.84 $39,190
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 130 2.13 5.07 $16.14 $33,560
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 190 2.07 4.91 $22.27 $46,330
Asheville, NC 400 2.03 4.84 $15.28 $31,770
Glens Falls, NY 100 1.90 4.52 $19.14 $39,810
Fort Smith, AR-OK 200 1.88 4.47 $17.45 $36,290
Morristown, TN 80 1.87 4.45 $15.73 $32,730