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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines. May operate CNC equipment.


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)
78,980 2.7 % $14.96 $31,110 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.03 $11.79 $14.29 $17.65 $21.36
Annual Wage (2) $20,870 $24,520 $29,730 $36,710 $44,420


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)
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 35,440 15.35 $14.50 $30,160
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 18,360 5.14 $15.32 $31,870
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 9,310 11.67 $15.77 $32,810
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 6,120 6.65 $15.33 $31,880
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,950 0.67 $15.70 $32,660

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 35,440 15.35 $14.50 $30,160
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 9,310 11.67 $15.77 $32,810
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 6,120 6.65 $15.33 $31,880
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 18,360 5.14 $15.32 $31,870
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,950 0.67 $15.70 $32,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 130 0.05 $20.65 $42,940
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 300 0.33 $18.99 $39,500
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 160 0.05 $17.84 $37,120
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 140 0.02 $16.64 $34,610
Logging 50 0.11 $16.11 $33,500


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)
North Carolina 7,110 1.62 2.97 $14.24 $29,630
Wisconsin 4,790 1.68 3.08 $15.15 $31,510
Indiana 4,490 1.47 2.70 $14.97 $31,140
California 4,340 0.26 0.47 $15.56 $32,360
Texas 4,330 0.36 0.65 $12.88 $26,790




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 790 1.86 3.42 $14.33 $29,800
Mississippi 2,070 1.84 3.37 $14.26 $29,660
Wisconsin 4,790 1.68 3.08 $15.15 $31,510
North Carolina 7,110 1.62 2.97 $14.24 $29,630
Iowa 2,280 1.48 2.71 $16.19 $33,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 50 0.19 0.34 $19.79 $41,170
Connecticut 270 0.16 0.30 $19.44 $40,440
Nevada 330 0.24 0.44 $18.41 $38,300
Massachusetts 520 0.15 0.27 $18.11 $37,660
Colorado 480 0.18 0.33 $17.81 $37,050





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,880 0.70 1.28 $13.94 $28,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,520 0.25 0.46 $15.32 $31,870
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,460 0.41 0.75 $12.80 $26,620
Winston-Salem, NC 1,080 4.09 7.50 $12.81 $26,650
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,080 0.89 1.63 $13.77 $28,630
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,080 7.00 12.83 $16.33 $33,970
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 940 0.46 0.84 $13.20 $27,460
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 900 0.45 0.83 $16.57 $34,480
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 890 0.09 0.17 $17.86 $37,150
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 860 1.51 2.77 $14.92 $31,030




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 1,080 7.00 12.83 $16.33 $33,970
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 660 4.79 8.78 $14.48 $30,120
Goldsboro, NC 180 4.39 8.05 $15.97 $33,230
Morristown, TN 190 4.31 7.90 $12.38 $25,750
Rapid City, SD 280 4.27 7.82 $14.33 $29,810
Wausau, WI 300 4.16 7.63 $15.77 $32,800
Winston-Salem, NC 1,080 4.09 7.50 $12.81 $26,650
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 270 3.52 6.45 $14.61 $30,380
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 160 3.26 5.98 $18.22 $37,890
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 270 3.06 5.60 $15.21 $31,630