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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. May operate computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment. Includes lead sawyers. Workers who primarily program or operate CNC equipment are classified in “Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators and Programmers” (51-9160).


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)
50,730 2.4 % $15.46 $32,150 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.17 $12.17 $14.62 $18.16 $22.44
Annual Wage (2) $21,150 $25,310 $30,410 $37,780 $46,670


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)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 18,470 20.21 $15.79 $32,850
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 12,370 5.32 $14.33 $29,800
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 6,340 7.73 $16.18 $33,660
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 4,880 1.38 $15.56 $32,360
Employment Services 940 0.03 $13.80 $28,710

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 18,470 20.21 $15.79 $32,850
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 6,340 7.73 $16.18 $33,660
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 12,370 5.32 $14.33 $29,800
Logging 730 1.50 $16.88 $35,120
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 4,880 1.38 $15.56 $32,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 140 0.02 $21.91 $45,570
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 270 0.29 $21.52 $44,760
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 50 0.01 $20.12 $41,860
Plastics Product Manufacturing 220 0.04 $18.41 $38,300
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $18.27 $38,010


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)
Texas 3,980 0.32 0.93 $12.35 $25,700
North Carolina 3,290 0.74 2.14 $15.26 $31,730
Oregon 2,990 1.57 4.55 $17.65 $36,710
California 2,950 0.17 0.49 $15.43 $32,080
Pennsylvania 2,500 0.42 1.23 $15.74 $32,730




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)
Oregon 2,990 1.57 4.55 $17.65 $36,710
West Virginia 870 1.23 3.57 $14.49 $30,140
Alabama 2,330 1.18 3.42 $14.74 $30,660
Mississippi 1,320 1.17 3.38 $15.22 $31,660
Arkansas 1,300 1.06 3.08 $14.39 $29,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 80 0.05 0.15 $21.86 $45,460
North Dakota (8) (8) (8) $21.80 $45,340
Montana 290 0.62 1.80 $21.07 $43,820
Vermont 170 0.55 1.60 $20.36 $42,340
Massachusetts 310 0.09 0.25 $18.82 $39,150





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)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,270 0.35 1.01 $12.96 $26,960
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 900 0.74 2.16 $17.29 $35,970
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 650 0.52 1.52 $16.21 $33,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 650 0.24 0.68 $14.57 $30,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 540 0.09 0.25 $15.07 $31,350
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 530 3.88 11.24 $17.04 $35,430
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 520 0.26 0.74 $17.67 $36,750
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 470 0.10 0.29 $15.63 $32,510
Tuscaloosa, AL 450 4.24 12.27 $13.03 $27,100
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 440 0.29 0.83 $14.19 $29,510




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)
Tuscaloosa, AL 450 4.24 12.27 $13.03 $27,100
Redding, CA 270 3.97 11.49 $14.98 $31,160
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 530 3.88 11.24 $17.04 $35,430
Longview, WA 140 3.56 10.31 $21.56 $44,840
Grants Pass, OR 90 3.40 9.84 $15.33 $31,890
Albany, OR 120 2.71 7.85 $18.30 $38,070
Medford, OR 230 2.62 7.57 $16.72 $34,780
Eugene, OR 370 2.32 6.73 $18.92 $39,360
Lebanon, PA 120 2.30 6.66 $15.61 $32,470
Cumberland, MD-WV 80 2.23 6.45 $20.04 $41,680