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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
Industry profile for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
Geographic profile for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

National estimates for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
45,350 1.8 % $ 16.96 $ 35,280 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.27 $ 14.00 $ 16.99 $ 18.31 $ 22.75
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,430 $ 29,120 $ 35,340 $ 38,090 $ 47,320


Industry profile for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 16,980 19.32 $ 17.41 $ 36,220
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 11,450 4.89 $ 15.67 $ 32,600
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 5,690 7.03 $ 17.22 $ 35,820
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 3,440 1.04 $ 17.07 $ 35,510
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 2,770 0.20 $ 17.42 $ 36,230

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 16,980 19.32 $ 17.41 $ 36,220
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 5,690 7.03 $ 17.22 $ 35,820
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 11,450 4.89 $ 15.67 $ 32,600
Logging 730 1.56 $ 20.32 $ 42,260
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 3,440 1.04 $ 17.07 $ 35,510

Top paying industries for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 190 0.22 $ 29.45 $ 61,260
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $ 25.00 $ 51,990
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 110 0.03 $ 20.78 $ 43,220
Building Finishing Contractors 180 0.02 $ 20.36 $ 42,350
Logging 730 1.56 $ 20.32 $ 42,260


Geographic profile for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

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



Map of employment of sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 2,720 0.62 1.91 $ 14.92 $ 31,030
Mississippi 2,400 2.18 6.76 $ 15.21 $ 31,650
Oregon 2,300 1.26 3.91 $ 19.77 $ 41,130
Pennsylvania 2,270 0.41 1.27 $ 17.44 $ 36,280
Texas 2,160 0.18 0.55 $ 16.22 $ 33,750


Map of location quotient of sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 2,400 2.18 6.76 $ 15.21 $ 31,650
Arkansas 2,070 1.74 5.40 $ 14.65 $ 30,470
Oregon 2,300 1.26 3.91 $ 19.77 $ 41,130
Alabama 2,130 1.10 3.43 $ 15.96 $ 33,200
West Virginia 670 1.02 3.18 $ 16.52 $ 34,370


Map of annual mean wages of sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 90 0.06 0.18 $ 23.04 $ 47,920
Massachusetts 120 0.03 0.11 $ 22.29 $ 46,370
New Jersey 150 0.04 0.12 $ 22.10 $ 45,970
Alaska 40 0.14 0.45 $ 21.30 $ 44,300
Washington 1,530 0.48 1.48 $ 20.88 $ 43,430



Map of employment of sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 650 0.25 0.78 $ 17.80 $ 37,020
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 610 0.07 0.22 $ 20.30 $ 42,230
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 570 0.51 1.58 $ 20.23 $ 42,070
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 560 0.16 0.49 $ 15.34 $ 31,920
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 420 0.22 0.69 $ 21.04 $ 43,760
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 400 0.41 1.28 $ 17.64 $ 36,690
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 400 2.98 9.25 $ 17.04 $ 35,450
Eugene, OR 390 2.66 8.27 $ 20.29 $ 42,210
Greensboro-High Point, NC 330 0.97 3.01 $ 14.65 $ 30,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 320 0.06 0.18 $ 18.60 $ 38,680


Map of location quotient of sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Longview, WA 140 3.70 11.48 $ 20.56 $ 42,770
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 400 2.98 9.25 $ 17.04 $ 35,450
Albany, OR 120 2.79 8.67 $ 18.98 $ 39,480
Tuscaloosa, AL 270 2.76 8.56 $ 14.98 $ 31,160
Wausau, WI 180 2.69 8.37 $ 17.56 $ 36,530
Eugene, OR 390 2.66 8.27 $ 20.29 $ 42,210
Lewiston, ID-WA 60 2.33 7.23 $ 22.36 $ 46,520
Hattiesburg, MS 140 2.25 7.00 $ 13.94 $ 28,990
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 310 2.15 6.67 $ 14.74 $ 30,670
Decatur, AL 110 1.95 6.06 $ 16.11 $ 33,500


Map of annual mean wages of sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 70 0.03 0.09 $ 23.47 $ 48,810
Lewiston, ID-WA 60 2.33 7.23 $ 22.36 $ 46,520
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 1.30 4.05 $ 21.70 $ 45,140
Coeur d'Alene, ID 80 1.21 3.77 $ 21.20 $ 44,100
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 420 0.22 0.69 $ 21.04 $ 43,760
Missoula, MT 50 0.78 2.43 $ 21.00 $ 43,690
Longview, WA 140 3.70 11.48 $ 20.56 $ 42,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 200 0.07 0.21 $ 20.46 $ 42,570
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 110 0.08 0.23 $ 20.37 $ 42,370
Portland-South Portland, ME 30 0.17 0.53 $ 20.37 $ 42,370

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 960 6.71 20.84 $ 15.43 $ 32,090
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 720 7.87 24.45 $ 14.94 $ 31,070
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 660 4.05 12.57 $ 15.33 $ 31,880
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 630 2.86 8.89 $ 15.17 $ 31,550
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 610 7.27 22.58 $ 15.01 $ 31,210

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 720 7.87 24.45 $ 14.94 $ 31,070
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 610 7.27 22.58 $ 15.01 $ 31,210
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 520 7.11 22.08 $ 18.00 $ 37,430
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 960 6.71 20.84 $ 15.43 $ 32,090
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 300 6.29 19.55 $ 17.96 $ 37,350

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 420 3.50 10.88 $ 22.78 $ 47,380
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 430 3.88 12.06 $ 21.46 $ 44,630
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.46 1.42 $ 21.42 $ 44,560
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 150 1.92 5.97 $ 20.66 $ 42,970
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.34 4.16 $ 20.60 $ 42,840


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