Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
19,440 7.8 % $21.39 $44,490 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.60 $16.05 $20.95 $26.01 $30.48
Annual Wage (2) $26,210 $33,380 $43,590 $54,090 $63,400


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 2,830 0.79 $21.70 $45,140
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 2,610 3.18 $23.97 $49,860
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,370 0.28 $27.10 $56,370
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,160 2.04 $24.99 $51,980
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,100 0.61 $19.46 $40,480

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 2,610 3.18 $23.97 $49,860
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,160 2.04 $24.99 $51,980
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 840 1.48 $22.45 $46,700
Metal Ore Mining 500 1.25 $21.88 $45,510
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 2,830 0.79 $21.70 $45,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing (8) (8) $28.90 $60,120
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,370 0.28 $27.10 $56,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 (7) $27.09 $56,350
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 50 0.01 $26.31 $54,730
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,160 2.04 $24.99 $51,980


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)
Michigan 2,650 0.61 4.57 $23.12 $48,080
California 2,110 0.12 0.92 $20.52 $42,690
Texas 1,300 0.11 0.80 $19.34 $40,230
Illinois 1,180 0.20 1.47 $19.83 $41,240
Tennessee 1,100 0.37 2.77 $23.06 $47,970




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 2,650 0.61 4.57 $23.12 $48,080
Tennessee 1,100 0.37 2.77 $23.06 $47,970
Vermont 60 0.21 1.55 $18.54 $38,560
New Hampshire 140 0.21 1.56 $17.37 $36,120
Arizona 580 0.21 1.55 $21.71 $45,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 220 0.13 0.99 $26.82 $55,780
Massachusetts 580 0.16 1.22 $24.84 $51,670
New Jersey 540 0.13 0.99 $23.93 $49,770
Michigan 2,650 0.61 4.57 $23.12 $48,080
Tennessee 1,100 0.37 2.77 $23.06 $47,970





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 1,100 0.18 1.34 $21.42 $44,560
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 960 0.93 6.92 $23.41 $48,690
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 770 0.17 1.24 $20.67 $43,000
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 590 0.06 0.47 $24.11 $50,150
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 580 0.19 1.44 $19.40 $40,350
Knoxville, TN 570 1.48 11.01 $26.68 $55,490
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 450 0.13 0.95 $19.93 $41,450
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 350 0.13 0.93 $25.65 $53,340
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 310 0.21 1.59 $18.60 $38,680
St. Louis, MO-IL 280 0.21 1.55 $16.58 $34,490




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)
Knoxville, TN 570 1.48 11.01 $26.68 $55,490
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 960 0.93 6.92 $23.41 $48,690
Decatur, AL 50 0.86 6.43 $26.70 $55,540
Cedar Rapids, IA 90 0.63 4.70 $20.34 $42,300
Springfield, MA-CT 130 0.39 2.88 $23.98 $49,870
Rochester, NY 190 0.37 2.74 $21.73 $45,200
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 70 0.35 2.57 $20.31 $42,250
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 190 0.34 2.54 $21.45 $44,630
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 60 0.31 2.29 $19.51 $40,580
Tulsa, OK 120 0.28 2.09 $18.45 $38,390




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)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 50 0.09 0.66 $31.12 $64,740
Kansas City, MO-KS 110 0.10 0.74 $27.80 $57,810
Decatur, AL 50 0.86 6.43 $26.70 $55,540
Knoxville, TN 570 1.48 11.01 $26.68 $55,490
Lancaster, PA 60 0.23 1.70 $26.34 $54,780
Mobile, AL 30 0.18 1.35 $26.20 $54,500
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 350 0.13 0.93 $25.65 $53,340
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 590 0.06 0.47 $24.11 $50,150
Springfield, MA-CT 130 0.39 2.88 $23.98 $49,870
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI (8) (8) (8) $23.95 $49,810

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 160 0.57 4.27 $18.58 $38,650
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 0.57 4.27 $15.37 $31,960
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.84 6.27 $20.98 $43,640
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.42 3.11 $22.51 $46,810
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 90 0.91 6.78 $19.18 $39,880

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 Iowa nonmetropolitan area 90 0.91 6.78 $19.18 $39,880
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.84 6.27 $20.98 $43,640
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.58 4.29 $14.99 $31,180
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 0.57 4.27 $15.37 $31,960
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 160 0.57 4.27 $18.58 $38,650

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 110 0.42 3.11 $22.51 $46,810
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.45 $44,620
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 3.98 $21.35 $44,400
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.19 1.41 $21.16 $44,000
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.84 6.27 $20.98 $43,640


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019