Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. May operate CNC equipment. Includes lead sawyers.


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)
51,950 2.3 % $14.74 $30,670 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.88 $11.43 $13.98 $17.46 $21.24
Annual Wage (2) $20,560 $23,760 $29,080 $36,310 $44,190


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)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 19,940 21.61 $15.24 $31,710
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 14,180 6.28 $13.48 $28,030
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 5,720 7.38 $15.24 $31,690
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 5,190 1.47 $14.40 $29,950
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 2,610 0.20 $15.14 $31,480

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 19,940 21.61 $15.24 $31,710
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 5,720 7.38 $15.24 $31,690
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 14,180 6.28 $13.48 $28,030
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 5,190 1.47 $14.40 $29,950
Logging 670 1.35 $15.46 $32,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 350 0.36 $23.34 $48,550
Building Finishing Contractors 140 0.02 $18.48 $38,440
Plastics Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $17.91 $37,250
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40 (7) $17.64 $36,690
Warehousing and Storage (8) (8) $17.45 $36,290


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 3,800 0.23 0.62 $14.44 $30,040
North Carolina 3,690 0.86 2.36 $14.44 $30,030
Pennsylvania 3,390 0.59 1.61 $15.44 $32,110
Alabama 2,920 1.52 4.17 $13.63 $28,360
Oregon 2,550 1.39 3.82 $16.55 $34,430




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)
Idaho 1,050 1.54 4.22 $17.42 $36,220
Alabama 2,920 1.52 4.17 $13.63 $28,360
Oregon 2,550 1.39 3.82 $16.55 $34,430
Maine 830 1.38 3.79 $16.06 $33,410
Arkansas 1,420 1.19 3.26 $14.45 $30,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 50 0.14 0.40 $22.26 $46,300
Connecticut 210 0.13 0.36 $19.25 $40,040
Vermont 170 0.57 1.56 $18.19 $37,830
New Jersey 190 0.05 0.13 $18.09 $37,640
Washington 2,330 0.73 2.01 $17.53 $36,460



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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)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 760 0.64 1.76 $14.80 $30,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 650 0.15 0.41 $15.22 $31,650
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 540 0.22 0.60 $13.10 $27,240
Tuscaloosa, AL 510 5.14 14.09 $12.39 $25,770
Greensboro-High Point, NC 480 1.33 3.64 $13.08 $27,210
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 480 0.24 0.67 $13.76 $28,620
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 470 0.41 1.12 $16.41 $34,130
Stockton-Lodi, CA 370 1.53 4.19 $13.10 $27,260
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 370 0.19 0.52 $15.28 $31,790
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 360 0.36 1.00 $12.40 $25,780


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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)
Lewiston, ID-WA 160 6.05 16.59 $19.68 $40,930
Tuscaloosa, AL 510 5.14 14.09 $12.39 $25,770
Longview, WA 150 4.06 11.15 $21.61 $44,960
Albany, OR 150 3.57 9.81 $13.19 $27,430
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 120 2.58 7.08 $20.25 $42,120
Medford, OR 210 2.54 6.97 $14.94 $31,080
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 310 2.47 6.78 $14.63 $30,430
Valdosta, GA 130 2.44 6.70 $15.05 $31,300
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 130 2.44 6.69 $14.55 $30,250
Eugene, OR 340 2.26 6.20 $18.45 $38,380


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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)
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.00 $47,840
Longview, WA 150 4.06 11.15 $21.61 $44,960
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 120 2.58 7.08 $20.25 $42,120
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $19.88 $41,350
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 110 0.49 1.33 $19.81 $41,210
Pittsburgh, PA 210 0.19 0.51 $19.74 $41,070
Lewiston, ID-WA 160 6.05 16.59 $19.68 $40,930
Rochester, NY 50 0.09 0.26 $18.46 $38,410
Eugene, OR 340 2.26 6.20 $18.45 $38,380
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 340 0.21 0.57 $18.27 $38,010

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)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 920 13.80 37.86 $14.67 $30,500
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 800 3.12 8.55 $14.44 $30,030
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 780 4.63 12.70 $11.77 $24,470
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 720 3.76 10.32 $14.78 $30,730
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 700 4.37 12.00 $15.58 $32,410

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)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 920 13.80 37.86 $14.67 $30,500
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 610 9.24 25.36 $17.77 $36,960
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 380 8.09 22.21 $19.44 $40,440
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 270 8.02 22.01 $15.70 $32,650
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 390 6.01 16.50 $19.68 $40,940

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)
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.95 $47,730
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.84 $43,350
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 390 6.01 16.50 $19.68 $40,940
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 380 8.09 22.21 $19.44 $40,440
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.83 2.29 $18.91 $39,320


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