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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
18,730 6.5 % $21.55 $44,820 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.14 $16.28 $20.77 $26.01 $30.75
Annual Wage (2) $27,320 $33,870 $43,210 $54,090 $63,960


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 2,570 0.70 $22.25 $46,290
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,560 0.30 $28.32 $58,900
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,360 2.26 $25.44 $52,920
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 1,050 0.22 $20.90 $43,470
Employment Services 960 0.03 $15.96 $33,200

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,360 2.26 $25.44 $52,920
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 780 1.36 $22.23 $46,240
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 2,570 0.70 $22.25 $46,290
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 410 0.66 $20.08 $41,760
Metal Ore Mining 280 0.66 $21.92 $45,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,560 0.30 $28.32 $58,900
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 110 0.03 $26.02 $54,120
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,360 2.26 $25.44 $52,920
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing (8) (8) $24.72 $51,430
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 120 0.03 $23.15 $48,150


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 2,390 0.14 1.08 $20.46 $42,550
Texas 1,820 0.15 1.15 $19.79 $41,160
Tennessee 1,210 0.40 3.15 $22.48 $46,750
Illinois 960 0.16 1.25 $22.62 $47,050
Florida 670 0.08 0.59 $20.36 $42,350




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)
Maine 300 0.49 3.88 (8) (8)
Tennessee 1,210 0.40 3.15 $22.48 $46,750
Mississippi 440 0.39 3.05 $15.20 $31,620
West Virginia 140 0.20 1.58 $22.12 $46,020
Oregon 370 0.19 1.51 $34.85 $72,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 370 0.19 1.51 $34.85 $72,480
Connecticut 230 0.14 1.08 $28.15 $58,550
South Carolina 110 0.05 0.42 $27.04 $56,230
Pennsylvania 530 0.09 0.70 $24.76 $51,510
New Jersey 300 0.07 0.57 $24.63 $51,220





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 1,160 0.19 1.46 $20.18 $41,980
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 740 0.24 1.90 $18.94 $39,390
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 700 0.15 1.18 $23.76 $49,430
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 590 0.44 3.44 $20.49 $42,620
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 530 0.15 1.14 $21.04 $43,750
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 370 0.36 2.78 $21.16 $44,010
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 330 0.22 1.75 $20.04 $41,690
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 320 0.03 0.26 $24.52 $51,010
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 310 0.11 0.87 $25.58 $53,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 310 0.25 1.98 (8) (8)




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)
Cedar Rapids, IA 120 0.80 6.29 $21.28 $44,270
Springfield, MA-CT 220 0.65 5.09 $22.97 $47,770
Columbus, IN 30 0.64 5.04 $21.81 $45,360
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 590 0.44 3.44 $20.49 $42,620
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 90 0.43 3.33 $21.21 $44,120
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 30 0.37 2.90 $21.62 $44,970
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 210 0.37 2.93 $21.65 $45,030
Baton Rouge, LA 150 0.37 2.89 (8) (8)
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 370 0.36 2.78 $21.16 $44,010
Lancaster, PA 80 0.32 2.53 $30.38 $63,190




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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 70 0.16 1.24 $44.07 $91,670
Lancaster, PA 80 0.32 2.53 $30.38 $63,190
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $26.77 $55,680
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 310 0.11 0.87 $25.58 $53,210
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (8) (8) (8) $25.04 $52,090
Pittsburgh, PA 160 0.14 1.11 $24.78 $51,540
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 140 0.06 0.45 $24.61 $51,190
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI (8) (8) (8) $24.58 $51,120
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 320 0.03 0.26 $24.52 $51,010
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.08 0.63 $23.86 $49,630

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 250 1.05 8.26 $13.78 $28,650
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 210 0.77 6.06 $18.91 $39,340
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 140 0.62 4.86 (8) (8)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 140 0.41 3.21 $20.21 $42,040
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 120 0.48 3.77 $21.37 $44,450

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 250 1.05 8.26 $13.78 $28,650
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.96 7.52 $19.73 $41,040
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 210 0.77 6.06 $18.91 $39,340
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.66 5.21 $14.69 $30,550
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.66 5.19 $17.08 $35,530

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.22 $56,610
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 120 0.48 3.77 $21.37 $44,450
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 2.84 $20.92 $43,520
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 2.05 $20.81 $43,280
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.32 $20.27 $42,150


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020