Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend lathe and turning machines to turn, bore, thread, form, or face metal or plastic materials, such as wire, rod, or bar stock.


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)
33,850 3.5 % $19.05 $39,630 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.98 $14.88 $18.50 $22.93 $27.40
Annual Wage (2) $24,930 $30,940 $38,480 $47,700 $56,990


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)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 10,880 3.05 $18.45 $38,370
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 4,480 1.65 $19.15 $39,820
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,780 0.31 $18.18 $37,810
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 1,570 0.60 $20.39 $42,410
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,530 0.84 $19.13 $39,780

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 10,880 3.05 $18.45 $38,370
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 4,480 1.65 $19.15 $39,820
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 1,260 1.28 $21.26 $44,220
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 450 1.23 $15.86 $33,000
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 490 1.01 $17.11 $35,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hardware Manufacturing 30 0.13 $26.70 $55,540
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,380 0.28 $23.29 $48,450
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 1,260 1.28 $21.26 $44,220
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 230 0.24 $20.96 $43,590
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 1,470 0.69 $20.76 $43,180


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 4,330 0.27 1.12 $18.32 $38,100
Texas 4,250 0.36 1.50 $20.00 $41,590
Michigan 2,710 0.64 2.67 $17.40 $36,190
Illinois 2,570 0.44 1.81 $19.50 $40,560
Pennsylvania 1,790 0.31 1.29 $19.18 $39,880




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)
Connecticut 1,420 0.85 3.53 $18.69 $38,870
Michigan 2,710 0.64 2.67 $17.40 $36,190
Indiana 1,780 0.60 2.47 $18.93 $39,380
Wisconsin 1,250 0.44 1.85 $19.91 $41,410
Illinois 2,570 0.44 1.81 $19.50 $40,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 150 0.08 0.34 $26.34 $54,790
Utah 90 0.06 0.27 $23.84 $49,580
Massachusetts 880 0.25 1.05 $23.54 $48,970
Arizona 210 0.08 0.33 $20.69 $43,030
Louisiana 190 0.10 0.41 $20.66 $42,960





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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,500 0.85 3.53 $19.15 $39,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.34 1.43 $18.36 $38,180
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.40 1.65 $19.51 $40,580
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 960 0.80 3.32 $16.70 $34,740
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 810 0.52 2.16 $17.37 $36,130
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 670 0.80 3.32 $20.67 $42,990
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 660 1.13 4.70 $20.57 $42,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 550 0.21 0.89 $19.37 $40,280
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 540 0.53 2.20 $19.09 $39,710
St. Louis, MO-IL 500 0.37 1.54 $18.48 $38,440




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)
Waterbury, CT 340 4.91 20.36 $15.45 $32,140
Morristown, TN 140 3.35 13.89 (8) (8)
Columbus, IN 120 2.50 10.36 $15.99 $33,250
Burlington, NC 150 2.49 10.33 $10.71 $22,280
Racine, WI 110 1.54 6.38 $16.70 $34,730
Rockford, IL 220 1.49 6.19 $19.19 $39,910
Jackson, MI 80 1.38 5.71 $17.61 $36,630
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 70 1.32 5.46 $15.23 $31,670
Johnson City, TN 90 1.16 4.80 $17.45 $36,290
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 660 1.13 4.70 $20.57 $42,790




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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 0.33 $28.97 $60,260
Springfield, MA-CT 200 0.64 2.64 $24.70 $51,380
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 90 0.21 0.86 $23.34 $48,550
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 40 0.32 1.33 $23.31 $48,480
Modesto, CA (8) (8) (8) $22.96 $47,750
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 230 0.13 0.54 $22.93 $47,700
Lynchburg, VA 50 0.47 1.94 $22.73 $47,280
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 390 0.38 1.59 $22.45 $46,700
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 300 0.31 1.28 $22.29 $46,360
Tulsa, OK 240 0.55 2.29 $22.16 $46,090

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 470 2.18 9.06 $18.57 $38,620
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 230 1.25 5.18 $19.57 $40,710
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 200 0.73 3.03 $17.55 $36,500
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 0.70 2.88 $21.27 $44,240
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 170 4.91 20.36 $14.07 $29,270

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)
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 170 4.91 20.36 $14.07 $29,270
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 470 2.18 9.06 $18.57 $38,620
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 150 1.71 7.10 $13.93 $28,970
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 230 1.25 5.18 $19.57 $40,710
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 140 1.19 4.93 $16.46 $34,230

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)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.52 $48,910
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 110 0.66 2.72 $22.43 $46,640
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 0.70 2.88 $21.27 $44,240
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 1.72 $20.49 $42,620
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 0.57 $19.78 $41,140


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