Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
17,820 7.2 % $20.83 $43,330 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.39 $15.85 $20.51 $25.10 $29.73
Annual Wage (2) $25,760 $32,970 $42,650 $52,210 $61,840


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 2,790 0.80 $20.49 $42,610
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 1,310 0.19 $20.37 $42,370
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,250 0.70 $18.66 $38,810
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 1,190 0.26 $19.44 $40,440
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,020 0.21 $26.04 $54,160

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 1.22 $21.59 $44,900
Metal Ore Mining 450 1.17 $23.48 $48,840
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 650 1.15 $24.97 $51,930
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 2,790 0.80 $20.49 $42,610
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,250 0.70 $18.66 $38,810

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 70 0.02 $31.41 $65,330
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 (7) $27.65 $57,510
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,020 0.21 $26.04 $54,160
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 650 1.15 $24.97 $51,930
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 40 0.01 $24.64 $51,240


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 2,190 0.13 1.05 $20.67 $42,990
Ohio 1,490 0.28 2.21 $21.69 $45,120
Texas 1,300 0.11 0.87 $20.29 $42,200
Tennessee 1,060 0.36 2.90 $22.17 $46,120
Illinois 1,040 0.18 1.41 $18.27 $37,990




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)
Tennessee 1,060 0.36 2.90 $22.17 $46,120
Vermont 90 0.30 2.43 $18.13 $37,710
Ohio 1,490 0.28 2.21 $21.69 $45,120
Arizona 530 0.20 1.56 $22.10 $45,970
Illinois 1,040 0.18 1.41 $18.27 $37,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 290 0.09 0.74 $27.58 $57,370
Connecticut 260 0.16 1.25 $26.29 $54,690
Louisiana 150 0.08 0.62 $25.67 $53,390
Massachusetts 520 0.15 1.18 $24.03 $49,980
New Jersey 470 0.12 0.94 $22.77 $47,360



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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 760 0.26 2.07 $20.47 $42,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 720 0.16 1.30 $22.86 $47,560
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 480 0.39 3.15 $18.55 $38,580
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 420 0.11 0.92 $19.26 $40,070
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.21 1.66 $21.47 $44,650
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 300 0.04 0.36 $21.78 $45,300
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 300 0.21 1.66 $18.28 $38,010
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 230 0.12 0.93 $23.18 $48,210
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 190 0.13 1.04 $18.76 $39,020
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.16 1.30 $24.99 $51,970


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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)
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA NECTA Division 50 0.80 6.43 $16.89 $35,130
Cedar Rapids, IA 80 0.57 4.57 $19.88 $41,350
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division 40 0.44 3.52 $26.14 $54,360
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 480 0.39 3.15 $18.55 $38,580
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 150 0.37 2.94 $16.82 $34,990
Akron, OH 120 0.35 2.82 $18.49 $38,470
Erie, PA 40 0.34 2.74 $22.65 $47,120
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 90 0.33 2.67 $17.73 $36,870
Rochester, NY 160 0.32 2.54 $20.33 $42,280
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 160 0.30 2.37 $21.64 $45,020


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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 80 0.20 1.57 $35.40 $73,630
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.17 1.35 $31.32 $65,140
Baton Rouge, LA 110 0.29 2.29 $26.81 $55,760
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 140 0.08 0.66 $26.68 $55,500
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 1.21 $26.30 $54,710
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.14 1.09 $26.25 $54,600
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division 40 0.44 3.52 $26.14 $54,360
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 80 0.13 1.04 $25.59 $53,240
Lancaster, PA 50 0.21 1.66 $25.03 $52,060
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.16 1.30 $24.99 $51,970

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.41 3.29 $17.79 $36,990
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.68 5.43 $18.64 $38,770
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.73 5.85 $20.24 $42,090
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.33 2.61 $22.69 $47,200
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 70 0.51 4.06 $20.82 $43,310

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)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.73 5.85 $20.24 $42,090
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.68 5.43 $18.64 $38,770
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.65 5.20 $20.91 $43,490
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 70 0.51 4.06 $20.82 $43,310
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 3.89 $15.41 $32,050

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 80 0.33 2.61 $22.69 $47,200
Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.66 $45,050
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.65 5.20 $20.91 $43,490
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 70 0.51 4.06 $20.82 $43,310
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.71 $43,090


About May 2017 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018