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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Industry profile for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Geographic profile for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

National estimates for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
32,460 2.9 % $ 19.85 $ 41,290 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.79 $ 15.16 $ 18.93 $ 23.78 $ 28.98
Annual Wage (2) $ 26,610 $ 31,520 $ 39,370 $ 49,470 $ 60,280


Industry profile for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 5,850 1.46 $ 19.99 $ 41,570
Grain and Oilseed Milling 3,940 6.37 $ 19.69 $ 40,950
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,510 3.56 $ 22.76 $ 47,340
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,150 0.22 $ 17.50 $ 36,410
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 1,090 0.08 $ 18.17 $ 37,790

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 3,940 6.37 $ 19.69 $ 40,950
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,510 3.56 $ 22.76 $ 47,340
Animal Food Manufacturing 1,000 1.55 $ 18.26 $ 37,980
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 5,850 1.46 $ 19.99 $ 41,570
Metal Ore Mining 590 1.45 $ 25.88 $ 53,840

Top paying industries for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 210 0.48 $ 28.56 $ 59,410
Metal Ore Mining 590 1.45 $ 25.88 $ 53,840
Ship and Boat Building 210 0.15 $ 24.41 $ 50,780
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 260 0.01 $ 24.19 $ 50,320
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 430 0.47 $ 22.84 $ 47,510


Geographic profile for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

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





States with the highest employment level in Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,080 0.19 0.80 $ 20.34 $ 42,300
Texas 2,250 0.19 0.80 $ 18.54 $ 38,560
Ohio 1,960 0.38 1.63 $ 21.23 $ 44,150
New York 1,440 0.17 0.71 $ 19.40 $ 40,340
Pennsylvania 1,280 0.23 1.00 $ 20.23 $ 42,080




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 330 0.82 3.51 $ 23.21 $ 48,280
Wyoming 210 0.79 3.39 $ 29.89 $ 62,160
Iowa 1,130 0.77 3.30 $ 19.78 $ 41,140
Montana 300 0.67 2.85 $ 22.72 $ 47,260
Vermont 180 0.64 2.74 $ 22.57 $ 46,950




Top paying states for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 350 0.54 2.31 $ 30.31 $ 63,030
Wyoming 210 0.79 3.39 $ 29.89 $ 62,160
Nevada 310 0.25 1.06 $ 25.16 $ 52,330
Louisiana 350 0.20 0.84 $ 24.06 $ 50,050
Maine 230 0.40 1.71 $ 24.05 $ 50,020





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,410 0.16 0.69 $ 17.96 $ 37,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,270 0.22 0.93 $ 18.19 $ 37,830
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 570 0.50 2.14 $ 21.33 $ 44,370
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 560 0.16 0.67 $ 20.14 $ 41,900
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 530 0.12 0.52 $ 18.87 $ 39,250
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 510 0.17 0.74 $ 17.01 $ 35,380
Kansas City, MO-KS 440 0.43 1.83 $ 20.29 $ 42,200
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 420 0.17 0.72 $ 16.47 $ 34,260
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 400 0.15 0.66 $ 20.49 $ 42,610
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 400 0.22 0.92 $ 21.74 $ 45,210




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 110 1.90 8.16 $ 19.09 $ 39,710
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 70 1.62 6.94 $ 20.91 $ 43,490
Madera, CA 60 1.35 5.77 $ 23.76 $ 49,420
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 110 1.26 5.42 $ 16.87 $ 35,080
Duluth, MN-WI 140 1.22 5.24 $ 25.56 $ 53,160
Farmington, NM 50 1.05 4.49 $ 27.19 $ 56,560
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 130 1.04 4.44 $ 35.55 $ 73,950
Worcester, MA-CT 250 0.92 3.96 $ 20.25 $ 42,110
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 40 0.84 3.62 $ 23.83 $ 49,570
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 60 0.78 3.36 $ 20.11 $ 41,830




Top paying metropolitan areas for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 130 1.04 4.44 $ 35.55 $ 73,950
Farmington, NM 50 1.05 4.49 $ 27.19 $ 56,560
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 50 0.12 0.53 $ 26.53 $ 55,180
Duluth, MN-WI 140 1.22 5.24 $ 25.56 $ 53,160
Modesto, CA 70 0.39 1.69 $ 25.53 $ 53,100
Salt Lake City, UT 200 0.28 1.19 $ 25.47 $ 52,990
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 390 0.26 1.12 $ 24.57 $ 51,110
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 100 0.11 0.47 $ 24.30 $ 50,550
Lafayette, LA (8) (8) (8) $ 23.86 $ 49,620
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 40 0.84 3.62 $ 23.83 $ 49,570

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 500 1.61 6.90 $ 24.36 $ 50,670
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 330 3.57 15.28 $ 14.74 $ 30,650
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 270 1.01 4.34 $ 21.68 $ 45,090
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 230 0.60 2.56 $ 20.79 $ 43,250
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 210 2.19 9.38 $ 18.53 $ 38,540

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 330 3.57 15.28 $ 14.74 $ 30,650
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 210 2.19 9.38 $ 18.53 $ 38,540
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 130 2.02 8.66 $ 16.14 $ 33,580
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 1.83 7.86 $ 22.79 $ 47,400
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 500 1.61 6.90 $ 24.36 $ 50,670

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 2.36 $ 39.31 $ 81,770
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 2.42 $ 34.12 $ 70,980
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 110 1.15 4.91 $ 32.54 $ 67,680
Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 28.64 $ 59,580
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 1.01 4.31 $ 27.29 $ 56,760


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021