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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber.


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)
31,890 2.9 % $18.30 $38,060 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.69 $13.95 $17.50 $21.97 $25.80
Annual Wage (2) $24,310 $29,020 $36,400 $45,700 $53,650


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 6,220 1.49 $18.36 $38,190
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,620 3.66 $20.44 $42,510
Grain and Oilseed Milling 3,310 5.57 $18.04 $37,530
Animal Food Manufacturing 1,460 2.36 $15.60 $32,440
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 1,220 0.09 $17.29 $35,960

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 3,310 5.57 $18.04 $37,530
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,620 3.66 $20.44 $42,510
Animal Food Manufacturing 1,460 2.36 $15.60 $32,440
Metal Ore Mining 700 1.74 $25.77 $53,600
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 6,220 1.49 $18.36 $38,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 190 0.38 $29.51 $61,380
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 40 0.01 $28.59 $59,460
Support Activities for Mining 70 0.02 $27.18 $56,530
Metal Ore Mining 700 1.74 $25.77 $53,600
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 210 0.28 $24.58 $51,140


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 3,000 0.18 0.80 $16.19 $33,680
Texas 2,690 0.22 1.01 $16.71 $34,760
Ohio 1,620 0.30 1.36 $17.24 $35,860
Illinois 1,370 0.23 1.04 $19.15 $39,820
Iowa 1,310 0.85 3.85 $18.07 $37,590




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)
Iowa 1,310 0.85 3.85 $18.07 $37,590
North Dakota 340 0.82 3.71 $21.71 $45,160
Vermont 190 0.62 2.80 $22.26 $46,300
Wyoming 150 0.57 2.58 $32.11 $66,790
Montana 260 0.56 2.53 $20.32 $42,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 150 0.57 2.58 $32.11 $66,790
Nevada 260 0.19 0.87 $27.18 $56,540
West Virginia 80 0.12 0.53 $24.24 $50,420
Vermont 190 0.62 2.80 $22.26 $46,300
New Mexico 120 0.15 0.67 $22.20 $46,180





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 1,130 0.24 1.11 $19.01 $39,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,070 0.17 0.79 $15.11 $31,420
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 990 0.10 0.47 $17.74 $36,900
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 630 0.18 0.80 $19.38 $40,320
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 540 0.46 2.07 $18.67 $38,840
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 440 0.15 0.67 $17.17 $35,710
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 380 0.19 0.88 $21.95 $45,660
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 370 0.14 0.62 $19.47 $40,490
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 360 0.55 2.50 $17.57 $36,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 330 0.12 0.56 $18.38 $38,220




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)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 130 2.17 9.85 $18.93 $39,380
St. Cloud, MN 170 1.60 7.28 $22.80 $47,420
Jonesboro, AR 80 1.35 6.15 $14.06 $29,250
Waco, TX 150 1.28 5.80 (8) (8)
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 50 1.24 5.63 $19.75 $41,090
Glens Falls, NY 60 1.21 5.51 $17.34 $36,060
Columbus, GA-AL 130 1.12 5.07 $23.03 $47,910
Bismarck, ND 70 0.95 4.32 $24.96 $51,920
Duluth, MN-WI 110 0.86 3.92 $25.43 $52,890
Toledo, OH 250 0.83 3.78 $18.92 $39,360