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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Industry profile for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Geographic profile for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

National estimates for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
15,760 5.2 % $ 21.60 $ 44,920 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.59 $ 16.51 $ 20.74 $ 25.25 $ 30.84
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,270 $ 34,340 $ 43,150 $ 52,520 $ 64,150


Industry profile for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 2,020 0.59 $ 22.61 $ 47,030
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,380 0.26 $ 29.21 $ 60,750
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 1,100 0.08 $ 19.43 $ 40,410
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 930 1.67 $ 24.48 $ 50,920
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 910 0.20 $ 20.96 $ 43,590

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 930 1.67 $ 24.48 $ 50,920
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 760 1.39 $ 22.39 $ 46,570
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 360 0.61 $ 21.45 $ 44,610
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 2,020 0.59 $ 22.61 $ 47,030
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 770 0.46 $ 20.81 $ 43,290

Top paying industries for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,380 0.26 $ 29.21 $ 60,750
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 100 0.03 $ 25.14 $ 52,290
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 930 1.67 $ 24.48 $ 50,920
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 23.72 $ 49,350
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 160 0.03 $ 22.89 $ 47,620


Geographic profile for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,910 0.12 1.02 $ 20.17 $ 41,950
Texas 1,620 0.13 1.18 $ 19.52 $ 40,600
Ohio 1,270 0.25 2.19 (8) (8)
Illinois 980 0.17 1.54 $ 23.20 $ 48,250
Michigan 750 0.19 1.69 $ 20.97 $ 43,610




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 320 0.55 4.88 $ 23.98 $ 49,890
Iowa 680 0.46 4.06 $ 20.81 $ 43,290
Mississippi 310 0.28 2.50 $ 16.80 $ 34,940
West Virginia 170 0.26 2.32 $ 22.63 $ 47,080
Ohio 1,270 0.25 2.19 (8) (8)




Top paying states for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 210 0.14 1.22 $ 28.59 $ 59,480
South Carolina 150 0.07 0.64 $ 27.78 $ 57,780
Pennsylvania 580 0.11 0.93 $ 24.99 $ 51,980
New Jersey 270 0.07 0.62 $ 24.68 $ 51,330
Nevada 60 0.05 0.42 $ 24.33 $ 50,610





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 860 0.15 1.31 $ 19.04 $ 39,600
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 640 0.15 1.29 $ 24.87 $ 51,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 580 0.19 1.71 $ 19.16 $ 39,850
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 530 0.15 1.30 $ 19.55 $ 40,660
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 520 0.53 4.66 $ 21.60 $ 44,930
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 330 0.24 2.09 $ 20.95 $ 43,570
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 320 0.12 1.09 $ 22.50 $ 46,800
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 300 0.27 2.36 (8) (8)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 270 0.15 1.33 $ 22.84 $ 47,510
St. Louis, MO-IL 260 0.20 1.75 $ 15.78 $ 32,820




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Springfield, MA-CT 230 0.75 6.65 $ 24.98 $ 51,950
Columbus, IN 30 0.75 6.58 $ 22.05 $ 45,870
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 100 0.54 4.77 $ 21.45 $ 44,620
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 520 0.53 4.66 $ 21.60 $ 44,930
Lafayette, LA 90 0.49 4.35 $ 13.06 $ 27,170
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 300 0.27 2.36 (8) (8)
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 160 0.26 2.29 $ 18.69 $ 38,880
Rockford, IL 30 0.25 2.16 $ 19.56 $ 40,680
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 330 0.24 2.09 $ 20.95 $ 43,570
Baton Rouge, LA 90 0.23 2.07 $ 18.24 $ 37,940




Top paying metropolitan areas for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Salt Lake City, UT 40 0.05 0.47 $ 26.37 $ 54,860
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 230 0.09 0.77 $ 25.68 $ 53,420
Springfield, MA-CT 230 0.75 6.65 $ 24.98 $ 51,950
Pittsburgh, PA 110 0.11 0.93 $ 24.90 $ 51,800
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 640 0.15 1.29 $ 24.87 $ 51,730
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.09 0.82 $ 24.76 $ 51,500
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY (8) (8) (8) $ 24.43 $ 50,820
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 0.20 $ 24.13 $ 50,190
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 230 0.03 0.23 $ 23.92 $ 49,760
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 100 0.04 0.38 $ 23.12 $ 48,090

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 190 0.85 7.55 $ 14.85 $ 30,880
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.45 3.93 $ 19.30 $ 40,150
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 100 0.33 2.92 $ 22.29 $ 46,360
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.99 8.76 $ 20.39 $ 42,410
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.37 3.30 $ 22.33 $ 46,450

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.99 8.76 $ 20.39 $ 42,410
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 190 0.85 7.55 $ 14.85 $ 30,880
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.78 6.86 $ 16.02 $ 33,320
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 4.20 $ 18.47 $ 38,420
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.45 3.93 $ 19.30 $ 40,150

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

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) $ 27.81 $ 57,840
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.37 3.30 $ 22.33 $ 46,450
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 100 0.33 2.92 $ 22.29 $ 46,360
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 2.86 $ 21.16 $ 44,020
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.99 8.76 $ 20.39 $ 42,410


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021