Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
50,640 2.2 % $14.41 $29,960 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.45 $10.99 $13.65 $17.19 $20.93
Annual Wage (2) $19,660 $22,850 $28,380 $35,760 $43,530


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 19,270 21.14 $14.85 $30,880
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 14,220 6.41 $13.27 $27,600
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 5,230 6.90 $14.42 $29,990
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 3,620 1.48 $13.96 $29,040
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 1,690 0.79 $15.43 $32,100

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 19,270 21.14 $14.85 $30,880
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 5,230 6.90 $14.42 $29,990
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 14,220 6.41 $13.27 $27,600
Logging 900 1.76 $14.77 $30,730
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 3,620 1.48 $13.96 $29,040

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 450 0.45 $22.00 $45,760
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing (8) (8) $19.32 $40,180
Warehousing and Storage 500 0.06 $17.23 $35,830
Other Support Activities for Transportation 60 0.20 $16.90 $35,140
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $16.36 $34,030


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)
Pennsylvania 3,730 0.65 1.80 $14.96 $31,120
California 3,340 0.21 0.58 $14.69 $30,560
North Carolina 2,990 0.71 1.96 $14.53 $30,230
Alabama 2,870 1.50 4.16 $12.82 $26,670
Oregon 2,510 1.40 3.88 $16.48 $34,280




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 1,210 1.83 5.07 $16.52 $34,360
Alabama 2,870 1.50 4.16 $12.82 $26,670
Oregon 2,510 1.40 3.88 $16.48 $34,280
Mississippi 1,510 1.35 3.75 $12.87 $26,780
Maine 720 1.21 3.35 $15.32 $31,870




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 0.15 0.41 $22.78 $47,380
Washington 1,810 0.59 1.64 $17.73 $36,870
New Jersey 210 0.05 0.15 $17.25 $35,870
Vermont 240 0.79 2.19 $17.18 $35,720
Connecticut 140 0.08 0.23 $17.14 $35,650





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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 680 0.16 0.45 $16.54 $34,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 640 0.25 0.70 $14.17 $29,480
Tuscaloosa, AL 580 5.77 15.99 $11.96 $24,870
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 560 0.29 0.81 $12.76 $26,550
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 540 0.47 1.30 $16.46 $34,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 480 0.25 0.70 $14.87 $30,930
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 470 0.19 0.54 $11.50 $23,930
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 450 0.40 1.11 $15.89 $33,050
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.27 0.74 $14.25 $29,640
Eugene, OR 400 2.77 7.67 $18.85 $39,200




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)
Tuscaloosa, AL 580 5.77 15.99 $11.96 $24,870
Longview, WA 130 3.58 9.94 $22.49 $46,790
Albany, OR 150 3.45 9.56 $13.55 $28,190
Janesville-Beloit, WI 200 3.14 8.72 $16.01 $33,310
Eugene, OR 400 2.77 7.67 $18.85 $39,200
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 350 2.73 7.56 $13.91 $28,940
Florence, SC 220 2.68 7.43 $12.90 $26,820
Medford, OR 190 2.37 6.58 $16.32 $33,950
Valdosta, GA 120 2.35 6.52 $14.83 $30,840
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 100 1.88 5.23 $11.23 $23,360