Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend forging machines to taper, shape, or form metal or plastic parts.


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)
19,160 3.6 % $18.61 $38,710 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.93 $13.75 $17.76 $22.80 $27.82
Annual Wage (2) $22,740 $28,600 $36,930 $47,420 $57,860


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)
Forging and Stamping 4,200 4.34 $18.30 $38,070
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 2,390 0.41 $19.17 $39,880
Plastics Product Manufacturing 2,370 0.42 $15.12 $31,450
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 1,170 0.33 $19.12 $39,760
Employment Services 760 0.02 $11.69 $24,310

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Forging and Stamping 4,200 4.34 $18.30 $38,070
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 700 1.63 $18.02 $37,490
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 280 0.77 $17.99 $37,410
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 450 0.74 $21.13 $43,950
Hardware Manufacturing 140 0.60 $14.96 $31,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 450 0.54 $25.77 $53,610
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 400 0.02 $24.74 $51,460
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 380 0.08 $23.92 $49,760
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 450 0.74 $21.13 $43,950
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 2,390 0.41 $19.17 $39,880


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)
Tennessee 1,980 0.68 5.01 $24.12 $50,160
Indiana 1,880 0.63 4.61 $19.70 $40,980
Texas 1,750 0.15 1.09 $16.44 $34,190
California 1,740 0.11 0.80 $18.58 $38,640
Michigan 1,380 0.33 2.40 $15.72 $32,690




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)
Tennessee 1,980 0.68 5.01 $24.12 $50,160
Indiana 1,880 0.63 4.61 $19.70 $40,980
Michigan 1,380 0.33 2.40 $15.72 $32,690
Alabama 600 0.31 2.30 $20.63 $42,910
Kentucky 480 0.26 1.88 $20.34 $42,310




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 1,980 0.68 5.01 $24.12 $50,160
Oklahoma 140 0.09 0.67 $23.88 $49,670
Alabama 600 0.31 2.30 $20.63 $42,910
Kentucky 480 0.26 1.88 $20.34 $42,310
Pennsylvania 1,040 0.18 1.32 $20.05 $41,710





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)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,510 1.65 12.12 $26.38 $54,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 860 0.20 1.50 $17.93 $37,280
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 810 0.28 2.03 $16.41 $34,120
Columbus, IN 470 9.53 69.83 $15.57 $32,380
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 400 0.29 2.14 $18.06 $37,560
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 380 0.39 2.86 $16.24 $33,780
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 380 0.37 2.70 $21.54 $44,800
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 330 0.28 2.02 $13.72 $28,530
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 330 0.29 2.09 $20.79 $43,240
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 280 0.08 0.56 $20.35 $42,330




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)
Columbus, IN 470 9.53 69.83 $15.57 $32,380
Bowling Green, KY 180 2.43 17.80 $20.29 $42,190
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,510 1.65 12.12 $26.38 $54,880
Albany, OR 40 0.85 6.26 $23.37 $48,610
Rockford, IL 120 0.84 6.12 $19.86 $41,320
Jackson, MI 40 0.64 4.69 $15.58 $32,410
Lexington-Fayette, KY 120 0.44 3.24 $23.21 $48,270
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 380 0.39 2.86 $16.24 $33,780
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 270 0.37 2.70 $15.53 $32,290
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 380 0.37 2.70 $21.54 $44,800




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.10 $62,610
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,510 1.65 12.12 $26.38 $54,880
Albany, OR 40 0.85 6.26 $23.37 $48,610
Lexington-Fayette, KY 120 0.44 3.24 $23.21 $48,270
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 110 0.08 0.57 $22.03 $45,810
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 210 0.24 1.74 $21.54 $44,810
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 380 0.37 2.70 $21.54 $44,800
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 330 0.29 2.09 $20.79 $43,240
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 280 0.08 0.56 $20.35 $42,330
Bowling Green, KY 180 2.43 17.80 $20.29 $42,190

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 300 1.62 11.87 $17.23 $35,830
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 250 1.53 11.18 $19.86 $41,320
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 0.76 5.56 $19.60 $40,780
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.56 4.12 $18.32 $38,110
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 110 0.33 2.45 $18.83 $39,160

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 300 1.62 11.87 $17.23 $35,830
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 250 1.53 11.18 $19.86 $41,320
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 0.76 5.56 $19.60 $40,780
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.56 4.12 $18.32 $38,110
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.51 3.71 $17.41 $36,220

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 250 1.53 11.18 $19.86 $41,320
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 3.50 $19.79 $41,170
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 0.76 5.56 $19.60 $40,780
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 110 0.33 2.45 $18.83 $39,160
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 1.87 $18.53 $38,540


About May 2016 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017