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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
134,880 1.8 % $ 19.63 $ 40,830 0.5 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.73 $ 14.56 $ 18.09 $ 22.84 $ 28.70
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,560 $ 30,280 $ 37,630 $ 47,500 $ 59,700


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

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 19,430 3.61 $ 19.64 $ 40,850
Plastics Product Manufacturing 15,000 2.57 $ 17.25 $ 35,890
Employment Services 13,320 0.38 $ 14.71 $ 30,590
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 12,560 2.81 $ 19.72 $ 41,020
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 10,170 1.45 $ 20.73 $ 43,120

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 3,220 6.12 $ 19.09 $ 39,700
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 2,910 5.25 $ 20.02 $ 41,650
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 19,430 3.61 $ 19.64 $ 40,850
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 7,550 3.09 $ 28.55 $ 59,390
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 610 3.08 $ 21.71 $ 45,150

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)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 7,550 3.09 $ 28.55 $ 59,390
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 160 0.15 $ 26.41 $ 54,930
Management of Companies and Enterprises 590 0.02 $ 25.54 $ 53,110
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 1,390 1.56 $ 24.83 $ 51,640
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,720 0.58 $ 24.77 $ 51,510


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

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.



Map of employment of multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by state, May 2021


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 16,460 3.16 3.31 $ 20.27 $ 42,160
Pennsylvania 11,100 1.99 2.08 $ 19.46 $ 40,470
Texas 9,990 0.82 0.85 $ 17.16 $ 35,690
Indiana 8,580 2.88 3.00 $ 18.75 $ 38,990
Tennessee 8,300 2.78 2.90 $ 20.92 $ 43,520


Map of location quotient of multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by state, May 2021


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)
Ohio 16,460 3.16 3.31 $ 20.27 $ 42,160
Indiana 8,580 2.88 3.00 $ 18.75 $ 38,990
South Carolina 5,760 2.78 2.91 $ 23.22 $ 48,300
Tennessee 8,300 2.78 2.90 $ 20.92 $ 43,520
Pennsylvania 11,100 1.99 2.08 $ 19.46 $ 40,470


Map of annual mean wages of multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by state, May 2021


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 950 0.30 0.31 $ 24.22 $ 50,370
North Dakota 610 1.55 1.62 $ 24.20 $ 50,340
Louisiana 1,340 0.75 0.78 $ 23.47 $ 48,820
South Carolina 5,760 2.78 2.91 $ 23.22 $ 48,300
Kentucky 2,480 1.35 1.41 $ 22.02 $ 45,800



Map of employment of multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by area, May 2021


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 4,810 1.14 1.19 $ 20.57 $ 42,780
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 3,410 3.49 3.64 $ 25.12 $ 52,250
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,850 0.79 0.83 $ 17.53 $ 36,470
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,710 0.94 0.98 $ 19.02 $ 39,560
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 2,670 2.77 2.90 $ 19.34 $ 40,240
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,490 1.38 1.45 $ 19.70 $ 40,970
Columbus, OH 2,120 2.08 2.17 $ 20.76 $ 43,180
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,100 0.79 0.83 $ 20.58 $ 42,800
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 2,090 2.04 2.13 $ 21.24 $ 44,180
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,020 0.78 0.82 $ 22.00 $ 45,760


Map of location quotient of multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by area, May 2021


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)
Johnson City, TN 480 6.17 6.45 $ 19.92 $ 41,440
Mansfield, OH 280 5.85 6.11 $ 17.55 $ 36,500
Toledo, OH 1,540 5.52 5.77 $ 23.42 $ 48,710
Kokomo, IN 190 5.33 5.57 $ 15.36 $ 31,960
Waterbury, CT 310 4.90 5.11 $ 19.37 $ 40,300
Morristown, TN 220 4.84 5.06 $ 16.79 $ 34,930
Ames, IA 210 4.67 4.88 $ 18.05 $ 37,540
Erie, PA 530 4.60 4.81 $ 19.51 $ 40,570
Dayton, OH 1,610 4.53 4.73 $ 19.40 $ 40,360
Terre Haute, IN 280 4.50 4.70 (8) (8)


Map of annual mean wages of multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by area, May 2021


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 70 1.44 1.50 $ 26.21 $ 54,510
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 1,100 2.81 2.94 $ 25.23 $ 52,470
Lafayette, LA 310 1.64 1.71 $ 25.14 $ 52,280
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 3,410 3.49 3.64 $ 25.12 $ 52,250
Elmira, NY 100 3.17 3.31 $ 24.26 $ 50,450
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 580 0.30 0.32 $ 24.10 $ 50,130
Decatur, AL 100 1.75 1.83 $ 24.07 $ 50,060
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 100 0.08 0.08 $ 23.88 $ 49,670
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,300 1.66 1.73 $ 23.79 $ 49,480
Toledo, OH 1,540 5.52 5.77 $ 23.42 $ 48,710

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 2,060 8.58 8.97 $ 22.49 $ 46,780
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 1,840 5.84 6.10 $ 18.37 $ 38,200
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,270 6.20 6.48 $ 19.39 $ 40,330
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 990 4.73 4.95 $ 19.69 $ 40,960
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 980 5.36 5.60 $ 20.49 $ 42,610

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 2,060 8.58 8.97 $ 22.49 $ 46,780
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 830 6.62 6.91 $ 17.95 $ 37,340
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,270 6.20 6.48 $ 19.39 $ 40,330
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 910 6.20 6.48 $ 18.45 $ 38,380
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 1,840 5.84 6.10 $ 18.37 $ 38,200

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)
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 760 5.03 5.26 $ 23.40 $ 48,680
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 160 2.82 2.94 $ 23.33 $ 48,520
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 0.42 $ 23.14 $ 48,120
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 0.26 $ 22.98 $ 47,790
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 2,060 8.58 8.97 $ 22.49 $ 46,780


About May 2021 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.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022