Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend machines to roll steel or plastic forming bends, beads, knurls, rolls, or plate or to flatten, temper, or reduce gauge of material.


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)
29,060 5.0 % $20.14 $41,900 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.52 $15.38 $19.56 $24.27 $29.21
Annual Wage (2) $26,040 $31,980 $40,680 $50,470 $60,750


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)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 8,290 9.88 $23.58 $49,050
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 3,170 5.63 $20.60 $42,840
Plastics Product Manufacturing 2,510 0.44 $17.60 $36,610
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 2,240 0.60 $16.69 $34,710
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,480 2.45 $21.04 $43,750

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 8,290 9.88 $23.58 $49,050
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 3,170 5.63 $20.60 $42,840
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,480 2.45 $21.04 $43,750
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 980 1.67 $20.50 $42,640
Forging and Stamping 1,450 1.50 $16.30 $33,910

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 8,290 9.88 $23.58 $49,050
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 180 0.04 $23.22 $48,300
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 160 0.06 $22.45 $46,700
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 50 0.07 $22.17 $46,110
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $21.17 $44,040


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)
Indiana 4,290 1.43 6.93 $25.13 $52,280
Michigan 2,690 0.64 3.08 $21.23 $44,160
Ohio 2,680 0.50 2.43 $19.23 $40,010
California 2,250 0.14 0.68 $17.55 $36,510
Pennsylvania 1,760 0.31 1.48 $21.59 $44,900




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)
Indiana 4,290 1.43 6.93 $25.13 $52,280
Kentucky 1,670 0.90 4.33 $18.84 $39,190
South Carolina 1,460 0.74 3.57 $22.06 $45,890
Michigan 2,690 0.64 3.08 $21.23 $44,160
Ohio 2,680 0.50 2.43 $19.23 $40,010




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 4,290 1.43 6.93 $25.13 $52,280
Alabama 700 0.37 1.77 $23.72 $49,340
Delaware 70 0.16 0.79 $23.36 $48,600
South Carolina 1,460 0.74 3.57 $22.06 $45,890
Pennsylvania 1,760 0.31 1.48 $21.59 $44,900





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)
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 2,150 8.06 38.96 $27.67 $57,550
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 1,440 2.01 9.69 $23.08 $48,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 760 0.18 0.87 $16.87 $35,100
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 550 0.53 2.58 $19.34 $40,220
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 540 0.83 4.03 $18.00 $37,440
Pittsburgh, PA 510 0.45 2.16 $21.30 $44,300
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 500 1.52 7.32 $25.79 $53,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 470 0.18 0.88 $17.50 $36,390
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 440 0.23 1.10 $16.67 $34,680
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 410 0.11 0.54 $15.82 $32,910




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)
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 2,150 8.06 38.96 $27.67 $57,550
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 1,440 2.01 9.69 $23.08 $48,010
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 500 1.52 7.32 $25.79 $53,630
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 320 1.49 7.18 $20.64 $42,930
Florence, SC 120 1.39 6.72 $10.84 $22,540
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 160 1.25 6.03 $21.26 $44,210
Tuscaloosa, AL 100 1.05 5.06 $40.46 $84,150
Decatur, AL 50 0.99 4.78 $36.64 $76,200
Lancaster, PA 200 0.87 4.21 $20.89 $43,460
Reading, PA 140 0.83 4.01 (8) (8)




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)
Tuscaloosa, AL 100 1.05 5.06 $40.46 $84,150
Decatur, AL 50 0.99 4.78 $36.64 $76,200
Mobile, AL 50 0.31 1.49 $29.30 $60,940
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 2,150 8.06 38.96 $27.67 $57,550
New Bedford, MA (8) (8) (8) $27.62 $57,440
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 500 1.52 7.32 $25.79 $53,630
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 200 0.20 0.95 $25.21 $52,440
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 120 0.08 0.41 $24.44 $50,830
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 100 0.33 1.58 $24.00 $49,930
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.98 $49,880

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)
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 360 2.16 10.42 $19.77 $41,120
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.42 6.86 $16.00 $33,290
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 250 1.11 5.35 $18.24 $37,940
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 240 0.95 4.59 $20.72 $43,090
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 210 0.65 3.14 $21.70 $45,130

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)
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 360 2.16 10.42 $19.77 $41,120
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 130 1.94 9.37 $18.41 $38,290
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 160 1.77 8.53 $16.01 $33,310
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.42 6.86 $16.00 $33,290
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 1.34 6.47 $18.49 $38,460

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 210 0.65 3.14 $21.70 $45,130
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.54 $44,800
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 240 0.95 4.59 $20.72 $43,090
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.48 2.34 $20.60 $42,840
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 2.08 $20.50 $42,640


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