Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
117,300 1.9 % $17.40 $36,190 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.75 $13.13 $16.51 $20.75 $25.52
Annual Wage (2) $22,360 $27,320 $34,340 $43,150 $53,090


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 16,420 2.83 $17.48 $36,350
Plastics Product Manufacturing 12,260 2.17 $15.70 $32,660
Employment Services 8,870 0.25 $12.85 $26,730
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 6,090 1.64 $16.95 $35,250
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 5,330 1.50 $17.14 $35,660

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 2,340 5.48 $17.17 $35,710
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 1,710 4.63 $17.91 $37,240
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 2,390 4.25 $17.10 $35,570
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 2,300 3.82 $15.78 $32,830
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 16,420 2.83 $17.48 $36,350

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 4,250 0.87 $23.89 $49,700
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 120 0.02 $21.90 $45,550
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $21.27 $44,240
Ship and Boat Building 200 0.14 $21.01 $43,690
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 110 0.13 $20.97 $43,610


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 13,950 2.61 3.13 $16.82 $34,980
Texas 8,830 0.75 0.90 $16.29 $33,880
Illinois 8,540 1.45 1.73 $16.51 $34,350
Pennsylvania 8,450 1.47 1.76 $17.72 $36,850
Michigan 8,080 1.92 2.30 $18.08 $37,610




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)
Wisconsin 7,580 2.70 3.23 $17.34 $36,070
Ohio 13,950 2.61 3.13 $16.82 $34,980
Iowa 3,900 2.54 3.04 $16.31 $33,920
Connecticut 3,530 2.12 2.54 $18.85 $39,210
Michigan 8,080 1.92 2.30 $18.08 $37,610




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 1,460 1.06 1.27 $23.08 $48,010
Indiana 3,070 1.03 1.23 $22.26 $46,310
Rhode Island 610 1.27 1.53 $21.67 $45,080
South Carolina 2,250 1.13 1.36 $21.22 $44,140
Kentucky 2,270 1.22 1.46 $21.04 $43,750





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 4,250 1.17 1.40 $16.73 $34,800
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,780 2.31 2.76 $18.49 $38,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,650 1.09 1.31 $16.65 $34,630
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,180 0.74 0.89 $15.84 $32,940
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 2,130 2.04 2.44 $21.08 $43,850
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,820 1.77 2.12 $16.28 $33,860
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1,670 2.88 3.45 $20.62 $42,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,600 0.38 0.45 $17.32 $36,020
Pittsburgh, PA 1,600 1.41 1.69 $16.79 $34,920
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,550 2.80 3.36 $13.58 $28,240




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)
Auburn-Opelika, AL 1,080 20.07 24.03 $11.74 $24,420
Mansfield, OH 650 12.82 15.35 $17.49 $36,380
Sumter, SC 460 12.71 15.21 $20.73 $43,110
Lima, OH 470 9.83 11.76 $15.87 $33,000
Waterbury, CT 580 8.47 10.14 $12.43 $25,850
Sheboygan, WI 430 7.37 8.82 $17.42 $36,240
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 590 6.38 7.64 $16.16 $33,610
Racine, WI 330 4.40 5.27 $17.24 $35,860
Williamsport, PA 220 4.23 5.06 $17.72 $36,850
Appleton, WI 520 4.20 5.03 $15.45 $32,130