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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
33,360 2.8 % $18.88 $39,270 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.01 $14.45 $18.06 $22.72 $27.42
Annual Wage (2) $24,990 $30,050 $37,560 $47,260 $57,030


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 5,990 1.43 $19.10 $39,740
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,590 3.55 $21.77 $45,290
Grain and Oilseed Milling 3,510 5.78 $18.95 $39,420
Animal Food Manufacturing 1,190 1.88 $17.01 $35,380
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,070 0.20 $16.58 $34,490

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 3,510 5.78 $18.95 $39,420
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,590 3.55 $21.77 $45,290
Animal Food Manufacturing 1,190 1.88 $17.01 $35,380
Metal Ore Mining 770 1.84 $26.11 $54,310
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 5,990 1.43 $19.10 $39,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 40 0.01 $31.19 $64,870
Coal Mining 180 0.36 $29.97 $62,330
Metal Ore Mining 770 1.84 $26.11 $54,310
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $25.80 $53,660
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 520 0.15 $23.19 $48,230


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 3,130 0.18 0.79 $17.33 $36,040
Texas 2,590 0.21 0.92 $17.43 $36,260
Ohio 1,800 0.33 1.45 $19.47 $40,500
New York 1,440 0.15 0.66 $19.36 $40,260
Iowa 1,280 0.83 3.64 $18.32 $38,100




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)
Wyoming 230 0.86 3.77 $30.37 $63,170
Iowa 1,280 0.83 3.64 $18.32 $38,100
North Dakota 340 0.80 3.53 $22.30 $46,390
Montana 310 0.66 2.90 $22.19 $46,160
Nebraska 470 0.48 2.12 $17.23 $35,840




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 230 0.86 3.77 $30.37 $63,170
Nevada 230 0.17 0.74 $27.63 $57,480
West Virginia 80 0.11 0.48 $25.25 $52,510
Vermont 130 0.43 1.88 $23.24 $48,330
Maine 210 0.34 1.51 $22.80 $47,420





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,370 0.22 0.96 $16.41 $34,130
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,300 0.13 0.59 $17.45 $36,300
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 710 0.15 0.67 $18.05 $37,530
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 590 0.16 0.71 $18.20 $37,860
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 470 0.39 1.72 $19.52 $40,590
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 410 0.15 0.65 $19.25 $40,040
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 400 0.15 0.66 $16.95 $35,250
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 360 0.18 0.79 $21.13 $43,960
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 350 0.18 0.78 $22.16 $46,090
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 340 0.22 0.97 $16.85 $35,060




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 110 1.84 8.09 $19.39 $40,320
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 70 1.61 7.10 $19.79 $41,160
Jonesboro, AR 70 1.26 5.53 $11.31 $23,530
Decatur, AL 70 1.24 5.44 $17.26 $35,900
Duluth, MN-WI 160 1.22 5.36 $27.29 $56,750
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 110 1.14 5.04 $15.31 $31,850
Worcester, MA-CT 240 0.83 3.64 $19.40 $40,350
Lancaster, PA 210 0.83 3.67 $22.19 $46,160
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 60 0.82 3.59 $16.10 $33,480
Toledo, OH 240 0.81 3.56 $20.00 $41,610