Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines. May operate CNC equipment.


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)
76,130 2.3 % $14.35 $29,850 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.69 $11.19 $13.71 $17.00 $20.30
Annual Wage (2) $20,160 $23,280 $28,510 $35,350 $42,220


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)
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 33,170 14.95 $13.70 $28,490
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 14,490 5.92 $14.31 $29,770
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 9,250 12.19 $15.07 $31,340
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 5,380 5.01 $15.45 $32,140
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 5,350 5.87 $15.21 $31,630

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 33,170 14.95 $13.70 $28,490
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 9,250 12.19 $15.07 $31,340
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 14,490 5.92 $14.31 $29,770
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 5,350 5.87 $15.21 $31,630
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 5,380 5.01 $15.45 $32,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 30 0.01 $18.57 $38,630
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 130 0.13 $18.51 $38,500
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 110 0.07 $17.57 $36,550
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 130 0.04 $17.20 $35,770
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 220 0.03 $17.06 $35,490


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)
North Carolina 7,330 1.73 3.20 $13.79 $28,690
Wisconsin 4,940 1.76 3.25 $14.74 $30,670
Ohio 4,530 0.85 1.57 $14.82 $30,820
Indiana 4,470 1.49 2.76 $14.18 $29,500
California 4,270 0.27 0.49 $14.37 $29,880




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 4,940 1.76 3.25 $14.74 $30,670
North Carolina 7,330 1.73 3.20 $13.79 $28,690
South Dakota 690 1.64 3.03 $13.57 $28,230
Vermont 500 1.63 3.00 $14.90 $30,990
Mississippi 1,780 1.59 2.94 $12.83 $26,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 70 0.16 0.30 $18.36 $38,200
Washington 2,300 0.75 1.38 $17.89 $37,210
Connecticut 320 0.19 0.36 $17.54 $36,480
Nebraska 470 0.49 0.90 $17.04 $35,450
Hawaii 60 0.09 0.17 $16.95 $35,260





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,410 0.55 1.02 $13.55 $28,190
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,220 8.24 15.19 $14.95 $31,090
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,150 0.99 1.83 $13.31 $27,690
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 1,040 1.62 2.98 $14.49 $30,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.24 0.45 $14.15 $29,430
Winston-Salem, NC 1,030 3.97 7.31 $12.67 $26,350
Toledo, OH 1,020 3.38 6.23 $15.02 $31,240
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 990 1.78 3.29 $13.18 $27,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 980 0.51 0.94 $16.69 $34,700
Greensboro-High Point, NC 810 2.27 4.19 $12.70 $26,410




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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,220 8.24 15.19 $14.95 $31,090
Grants Pass, OR 150 6.06 11.18 $14.29 $29,730
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 730 5.79 10.67 $14.68 $30,530
Decatur, AL 260 4.90 9.04 $13.88 $28,860
Dubuque, IA 260 4.44 8.19 $13.06 $27,170
Morristown, TN 180 4.30 7.92 $11.41 $23,740
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 280 4.02 7.42 $11.01 $22,890
Winston-Salem, NC 1,030 3.97 7.31 $12.67 $26,350
Toledo, OH 1,020 3.38 6.23 $15.02 $31,240
Sheboygan, WI 190 3.26 6.02 $12.73 $26,470