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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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

Set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. May operate computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment. Includes lead sawyers. Workers who primarily program or operate CNC equipment are classified in "Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators and Programmers" (51-9160).


National estimates for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
Industry profile for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
Geographic profile for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

National estimates for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
48,400 2.5 % $ 16.01 $ 33,290 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.42 $ 12.72 $ 15.17 $ 18.76 $ 23.12
Annual Wage (2) $ 21,680 $ 26,450 $ 31,560 $ 39,010 $ 48,080


Industry profile for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 17,730 19.91 $ 16.35 $ 34,010
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 11,680 5.12 $ 15.05 $ 31,300
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 6,080 7.59 $ 16.20 $ 33,700
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 4,260 1.29 $ 16.12 $ 33,520
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 2,800 0.20 $ 15.74 $ 32,740

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 17,730 19.91 $ 16.35 $ 34,010
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 6,080 7.59 $ 16.20 $ 33,700
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 11,680 5.12 $ 15.05 $ 31,300
Logging 820 1.72 $ 17.88 $ 37,190
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 4,260 1.29 $ 16.12 $ 33,520

Top paying industries for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 290 0.32 $ 22.27 $ 46,320
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $ 20.34 $ 42,300
Building Finishing Contractors 120 0.02 $ 19.69 $ 40,960
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 70 0.02 $ 19.27 $ 40,080
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 60 0.01 $ 17.95 $ 37,340


Geographic profile for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 3,560 0.29 0.85 $ 12.52 $ 26,030
North Carolina 2,980 0.69 2.00 $ 15.41 $ 32,050
Oregon 2,840 1.57 4.52 $ 18.93 $ 39,380
Georgia 2,740 0.64 1.83 $ 14.78 $ 30,730
California 2,530 0.15 0.44 $ 16.65 $ 34,630




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 1,970 1.83 5.25 $ 14.81 $ 30,800
Oregon 2,840 1.57 4.52 $ 18.93 $ 39,380
West Virginia 830 1.27 3.65 $ 15.17 $ 31,540
Alabama 2,370 1.24 3.57 $ 14.31 $ 29,770
Arkansas 1,210 1.03 2.95 $ 14.78 $ 30,740




Top paying states for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota (8) (8) (8) $ 23.33 $ 48,530
Montana 240 0.52 1.50 $ 21.68 $ 45,100
Connecticut 80 0.05 0.14 $ 21.36 $ 44,430
Washington 1,680 0.53 1.51 $ 20.22 $ 42,060
Vermont 150 0.53 1.53 $ 19.95 $ 41,490





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 980 0.27 0.79 $ 13.18 $ 27,420
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 980 0.85 2.46 $ 18.03 $ 37,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 690 0.26 0.75 $ 15.47 $ 32,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 640 0.11 0.32 $ 16.38 $ 34,070
Tuscaloosa, AL 500 4.94 14.21 $ 13.35 $ 27,770
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 490 0.40 1.16 $ 18.04 $ 37,520
Greensboro-High Point, NC 470 1.35 3.89 $ 13.34 $ 27,740
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 460 3.67 10.54 $ 17.45 $ 36,300
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 450 0.23 0.66 $ 20.28 $ 42,180
Eugene, OR 380 2.57 7.39 $ 19.62 $ 40,810




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tuscaloosa, AL 500 4.94 14.21 $ 13.35 $ 27,770
Redding, CA 260 4.13 11.86 $ 16.31 $ 33,920
Longview, WA 140 3.84 11.03 $ 21.05 $ 43,780
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 460 3.67 10.54 $ 17.45 $ 36,300
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 120 2.68 7.70 $ 17.71 $ 36,840
Eugene, OR 380 2.57 7.39 $ 19.62 $ 40,810
Wausau, WI 170 2.51 7.23 $ 16.78 $ 34,910
Valdosta, GA 130 2.50 7.18 $ 16.56 $ 34,440
Albany, OR 100 2.33 6.70 $ 20.76 $ 43,190
Florence, SC 190 2.24 6.44 $ 15.43 $ 32,090




Top paying metropolitan areas for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 30 0.03 0.08 $ 22.39 $ 46,570
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.05 0.14 $ 22.00 $ 45,760
St. George, UT 60 0.90 2.59 $ 21.95 $ 45,660
Terre Haute, IN 30 0.50 1.45 $ 21.28 $ 44,260
Longview, WA 140 3.84 11.03 $ 21.05 $ 43,780
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 110 0.04 0.12 $ 21.01 $ 43,700
Albany, OR 100 2.33 6.70 $ 20.76 $ 43,190
Medford, OR 150 1.74 5.00 $ 20.32 $ 42,260
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 450 0.23 0.66 $ 20.28 $ 42,180
Portland-South Portland, ME 50 0.27 0.79 $ 20.27 $ 42,170

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 740 3.30 9.49 $ 13.74 $ 28,570
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 710 4.47 12.84 $ 13.30 $ 27,670
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 660 6.36 18.29 $ 11.78 $ 24,510
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 610 3.27 9.41 $ 14.23 $ 29,590
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 570 3.53 10.15 $ 14.64 $ 30,450

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 510 7.89 22.68 $ 15.79 $ 32,840
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 470 7.31 21.00 $ 14.01 $ 29,130
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 410 7.10 20.41 $ 17.07 $ 35,510
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 470 7.00 20.12 $ 16.42 $ 34,160
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 660 6.36 18.29 $ 11.78 $ 24,510

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 1.72 $ 24.51 $ 50,980
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 130 1.76 5.05 $ 23.06 $ 47,960
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 450 3.79 10.90 $ 22.58 $ 46,970
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 450 4.26 12.24 $ 21.95 $ 45,660
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 0.99 $ 21.08 $ 43,840


About May 2020 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021