Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.


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)
121,160 1.9 % $17.62 $36,650 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.95 $13.27 $16.73 $21.10 $25.81
Annual Wage (2) $22,770 $27,610 $34,800 $43,890 $53,680


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)
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 18,590 3.16 $17.77 $36,960
Plastics Product Manufacturing 12,430 2.16 $15.72 $32,700
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 11,780 2.54 $17.23 $35,840
Employment Services 10,950 0.30 $14.11 $29,340
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 9,010 1.29 $18.28 $38,010

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 2,250 4.15 $18.00 $37,440
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 2,030 3.52 $16.83 $35,000
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 18,590 3.16 $17.77 $36,960
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 11,780 2.54 $17.23 $35,840
Plastics Product Manufacturing 12,430 2.16 $15.72 $32,700

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 3,530 0.74 $23.34 $48,550
Building Equipment Contractors 60 (7) $22.45 $46,690
Ship and Boat Building 170 0.12 $21.50 $44,720
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,110 1.38 $20.12 $41,840
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 260 0.23 $19.83 $41,240


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)
Ohio 14,100 2.62 3.09 $17.65 $36,710
Michigan 10,830 2.53 2.98 $17.87 $37,160
Illinois 10,400 1.75 2.06 $17.13 $35,630
Texas 8,510 0.72 0.84 $16.19 $33,670
Pennsylvania 8,320 1.44 1.69 $17.91 $37,260




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)
Ohio 14,100 2.62 3.09 $17.65 $36,710
Michigan 10,830 2.53 2.98 $17.87 $37,160
Iowa 3,740 2.44 2.87 $17.77 $36,960
Connecticut 3,400 2.06 2.42 $18.26 $37,980
Wisconsin 5,490 1.94 2.29 $17.23 $35,840




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 1,230 0.90 1.05 $24.05 $50,030
Rhode Island 510 1.08 1.27 $22.94 $47,720
Indiana 3,770 1.25 1.47 $22.34 $46,470
South Carolina 2,080 1.04 1.22 $21.88 $45,520
Kentucky 1,770 0.94 1.11 $21.49 $44,690



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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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,220 1.15 1.35 $16.83 $35,000
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 3,670 2.98 3.51 $17.47 $36,330
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,400 0.96 1.13 $16.24 $33,790
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,320 0.79 0.93 $16.32 $33,950
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 2,260 2.14 2.52 $21.45 $44,610
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,080 3.78 4.44 $14.68 $30,520
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,870 1.82 2.14 $15.95 $33,180
Pittsburgh, PA 1,690 1.49 1.75 $17.74 $36,910
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1,660 2.86 3.36 $19.82 $41,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,600 0.83 0.98 $18.61 $38,710


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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)
Lima, OH 780 15.72 18.49 $18.82 $39,140
Waterbury, CT 770 11.29 13.28 $12.44 $25,870
Sumter, SC 370 10.03 11.80 $21.78 $45,300
Rockford, IL 1,200 8.36 9.84 $19.57 $40,710
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 290 4.60 5.41 $14.04 $29,190
Toledo, OH 1,340 4.52 5.32 $20.89 $43,460
Leominster-Gardner, MA 230 4.49 5.28 $14.70 $30,580
Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division 1,030 4.08 4.80 $17.08 $35,530
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,080 3.78 4.44 $14.68 $30,520
Erie, PA 460 3.69 4.35 $16.01 $33,300


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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)
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 550 1.38 1.62 $27.49 $57,170
Asheville, NC (8) (8) (8) $23.78 $49,450
Kokomo, IN 90 2.22 2.61 $23.53 $48,940
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.27 0.32 $23.34 $48,540
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 120 0.11 0.13 $23.31 $48,490
Decatur, AL 60 1.06 1.24 $22.50 $46,800
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.23 $46,230
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.02 $45,790
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $21.96 $45,670
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $21.87 $45,500

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 2,380 9.43 11.09 $16.05 $33,380
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 1,450 4.37 5.14 $16.16 $33,610
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 1,120 4.93 5.80 $16.95 $35,250
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 1,060 3.80 4.47 $16.89 $35,140
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 750 3.60 4.23 $17.37 $36,130

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 2,380 9.43 11.09 $16.05 $33,380
Far East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 230 9.21 10.83 $18.93 $39,380
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 610 5.82 6.85 $16.84 $35,020
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 1,120 4.93 5.80 $16.95 $35,250
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 720 4.56 5.36 $15.62 $32,490

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)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 0.65 $24.26 $50,450
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 0.75 $23.68 $49,250
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 0.59 $23.58 $49,040
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.29 $46,350
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 0.52 $22.24 $46,250


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