Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend milling or planing machines to mill, plane, shape, groove, or profile metal or plastic work pieces.


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)
17,560 3.8 % $19.80 $41,180 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.72 $14.88 $19.15 $23.77 $29.30
Annual Wage (2) $24,370 $30,940 $39,840 $49,430 $60,930


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 3,240 0.91 $19.83 $41,250
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,430 0.79 $18.15 $37,760
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 950 0.44 $24.34 $50,630
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 880 0.18 $25.53 $53,100
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 760 0.28 $19.03 $39,580

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 660 1.18 $19.50 $40,560
Metal Ore Mining 380 0.96 $23.31 $48,480
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 3,240 0.91 $19.83 $41,250
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,430 0.79 $18.15 $37,760
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 240 0.64 $15.04 $31,290

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 50 0.01 $32.28 $67,140
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 880 0.18 $25.53 $53,100
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 40 0.04 $24.97 $51,950
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 950 0.44 $24.34 $50,630
Metal Ore Mining 380 0.96 $23.31 $48,480


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 2,440 0.15 1.22 $19.30 $40,150
Texas 1,620 0.14 1.10 $21.84 $45,420
Ohio 1,380 0.26 2.07 $20.99 $43,660
Michigan 1,150 0.27 2.19 $19.45 $40,450
Illinois 1,030 0.17 1.40 $17.30 $35,990




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)
Michigan 1,150 0.27 2.19 $19.45 $40,450
Ohio 1,380 0.26 2.07 $20.99 $43,660
Vermont 80 0.25 1.99 $17.56 $36,520
Kentucky 340 0.18 1.47 $17.70 $36,820
Arizona 490 0.18 1.47 $21.39 $44,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 350 0.11 0.90 $25.46 $52,960
Maryland 60 0.02 0.17 $23.31 $48,480
Massachusetts 570 0.17 1.32 $23.02 $47,890
Kansas 240 0.17 1.38 $22.88 $47,590
West Virginia 50 0.07 0.56 $22.55 $46,910





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 1,030 0.35 2.80 $22.41 $46,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 920 0.22 1.74 $21.39 $44,480
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 450 0.37 2.95 $18.47 $38,410
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 350 0.26 2.08 $17.37 $36,130
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 300 0.16 1.24 $18.58 $38,650
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 290 0.08 0.63 $18.04 $37,520
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.17 1.35 $17.34 $36,070
St. Louis, MO-IL 240 0.18 1.41 $20.21 $42,040
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 230 0.22 1.75 $19.29 $40,120
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 210 0.39 3.10 $19.28 $40,110




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)
Williamsport, PA 80 1.50 12.00 $18.56 $38,610
Decatur, AL 40 0.71 5.68 $26.05 $54,180
Lynchburg, VA 60 0.57 4.57 $19.56 $40,680
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 180 0.44 3.51 $16.30 $33,900
Springfield, MA-CT 130 0.40 3.17 $24.87 $51,740
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 210 0.39 3.10 $19.28 $40,110
Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division 100 0.39 3.11 $18.26 $37,980
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division 40 0.38 3.01 $25.37 $52,770
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 450 0.37 2.95 $18.47 $38,410
Akron, OH 120 0.37 2.92 $18.56 $38,610




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)
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.17 1.39 $30.46 $63,350
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 70 0.17 1.39 $27.92 $58,080
Decatur, AL 40 0.71 5.68 $26.05 $54,180
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division 40 0.38 3.01 $25.37 $52,770
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.24 $52,500
Springfield, MA-CT 130 0.40 3.17 $24.87 $51,740
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 200 0.12 1.00 $24.81 $51,600
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 40 0.03 0.24 $24.81 $51,600
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 1.22 $24.65 $51,280
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 1.17 $24.13 $50,190

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)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.68 5.43 $19.76 $41,100
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.57 4.52 $19.33 $40,210
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 100 0.60 4.80 (8) (8)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.39 3.09 $14.21 $29,560
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.29 2.35 $21.35 $44,410

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 50 1.60 12.75 $15.33 $31,890
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.68 5.43 $19.76 $41,100
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 100 0.60 4.80 (8) (8)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.57 4.52 $19.33 $40,210
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 4.49 $20.98 $43,640

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.29 2.35 $21.35 $44,410
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 70 0.50 3.98 $21.14 $43,980
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 4.49 $20.98 $43,640
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 2.38 $20.84 $43,350
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.11 0.87 $20.26 $42,140


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