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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Industry profile for Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Geographic profile for Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

National estimates for Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
134,660 2.0 % $ 19.13 $ 39,800 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.50 $ 14.62 $ 18.03 $ 22.91 $ 28.39
Annual Wage (2) $ 26,000 $ 30,410 $ 37,510 $ 47,650 $ 59,050


Industry profile for Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 16,120 3.39 $ 19.20 $ 39,940
Plastics Product Manufacturing 13,880 2.47 $ 17.04 $ 35,440
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 13,100 2.90 $ 18.47 $ 38,410
Employment Services 11,620 0.36 $ 15.42 $ 32,070
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 10,200 1.42 $ 19.60 $ 40,760

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 3,200 5.82 $ 18.86 $ 39,230
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 2,960 5.02 $ 20.03 $ 41,650
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 8,370 3.87 (8) (8)
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 16,120 3.39 $ 19.20 $ 39,940
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 13,100 2.90 $ 18.47 $ 38,410

Top paying industries for Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 30 (7) $ 25.32 $ 52,670
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 430 0.13 $ 23.65 $ 49,190
Management of Companies and Enterprises 820 0.03 $ 23.15 $ 48,150
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 60 0.06 $ 22.82 $ 47,460
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 1,400 0.38 $ 22.14 $ 46,050


Geographic profile for Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 13,080 2.55 2.63 $ 19.67 $ 40,910
Texas 11,730 0.97 1.00 $ 17.15 $ 35,670
Illinois 11,480 2.04 2.11 $ 18.78 $ 39,060
Pennsylvania 9,710 1.76 1.82 $ 18.95 $ 39,420
Tennessee 8,070 2.78 2.87 $ 21.06 $ 43,800




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 8,070 2.78 2.87 $ 21.06 $ 43,800
Ohio 13,080 2.55 2.63 $ 19.67 $ 40,910
South Carolina 5,050 2.51 2.59 $ 22.99 $ 47,810
Iowa 3,030 2.06 2.13 $ 18.07 $ 37,580
Illinois 11,480 2.04 2.11 $ 18.78 $ 39,060




Top paying states for Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,300 0.41 0.42 $ 24.24 $ 50,420
Rhode Island 470 1.07 1.10 $ 23.46 $ 48,800
South Carolina 5,050 2.51 2.59 $ 22.99 $ 47,810
North Dakota 660 1.65 1.70 $ 22.74 $ 47,290
South Dakota 270 0.65 0.67 $ 22.32 $ 46,430





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,750 2.01 2.07 $ 18.53 $ 38,540
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,390 1.22 1.26 $ 17.15 $ 35,660
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 3,950 4.09 4.22 (8) (8)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,330 1.12 1.16 $ 17.75 $ 36,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,300 0.57 0.58 $ 18.47 $ 38,410
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 3,170 1.78 1.84 $ 21.35 $ 44,410
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 2,520 2.56 2.65 $ 18.11 $ 37,670
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,280 1.23 1.27 $ 20.79 $ 43,250
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,280 0.87 0.90 $ 19.70 $ 40,980
Pittsburgh, PA 2,270 2.13 2.20 $ 19.80 $ 41,190




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 460 10.91 11.27 (8) (8)
Sumter, SC 310 8.69 8.97 $ 23.78 $ 49,450
Johnson City, TN 500 6.63 6.84 $ 18.59 $ 38,660
Rockford, IL 700 5.21 5.38 $ 19.41 $ 40,370
Erie, PA 590 5.19 5.36 $ 16.71 $ 34,770
Ames, IA 210 4.73 4.89 $ 16.85 $ 35,040
Morristown, TN 180 4.12 4.25 $ 16.14 $ 33,570
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 3,950 4.09 4.22 (8) (8)
Iowa City, IA 350 4.00 4.14 $ 17.18 $ 35,730
Utica-Rome, NY 430 3.70 3.82 $ 17.57 $ 36,550




Top paying metropolitan areas for Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 100 1.91 1.97 $ 28.19 $ 58,630
Fort Wayne, IN (8) (8) (8) $ 24.66 $ 51,300
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,050 0.54 0.55 $ 24.06 $ 50,040
Sumter, SC 310 8.69 8.97 $ 23.78 $ 49,450
Terre Haute, IN (8) (8) (8) $ 23.60 $ 49,100
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 940 1.17 1.21 $ 23.19 $ 48,220
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL (8) (8) (8) $ 22.79 $ 47,400
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 640 1.21 1.25 $ 22.36 $ 46,500
Williamsport, PA 80 1.65 1.70 $ 22.34 $ 46,470
Champaign-Urbana, IL 60 0.67 0.70 $ 22.13 $ 46,040

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 1,600 5.14 5.31 $ 18.02 $ 37,490
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,300 5.44 5.62 $ 17.93 $ 37,290
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 1,170 4.76 4.91 $ 16.87 $ 35,080
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 1,160 5.51 5.70 $ 18.41 $ 38,300
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 910 6.22 6.43 $ 18.04 $ 37,520

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 520 8.46 8.74 $ 23.88 $ 49,670
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 910 6.22 6.43 $ 18.04 $ 37,520
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 1,160 5.51 5.70 $ 18.41 $ 38,300
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,300 5.44 5.62 $ 17.93 $ 37,290
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 1,600 5.14 5.31 $ 18.02 $ 37,490

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 520 8.46 8.74 $ 23.88 $ 49,670
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 670 4.46 4.60 $ 22.72 $ 47,250
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 1.18 1.22 $ 22.71 $ 47,250
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 21.85 $ 45,450
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 420 2.49 2.57 $ 21.70 $ 45,140


About May 2020 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021