Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
79,650 2.8 % $14.60 $30,370 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.86 $11.50 $14.00 $17.25 $20.62
Annual Wage (2) $20,500 $23,930 $29,110 $35,890 $42,880


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 35,030 15.52 $14.00 $29,120
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 20,210 5.71 $15.02 $31,240
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 9,370 12.10 $15.17 $31,560
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 6,240 6.76 $15.17 $31,560
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,930 0.68 $15.86 $32,980

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 35,030 15.52 $14.00 $29,120
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 9,370 12.10 $15.17 $31,560
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 6,240 6.76 $15.17 $31,560
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 20,210 5.71 $15.02 $31,240
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,930 0.68 $15.86 $32,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 130 0.05 $20.52 $42,670
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 110 0.03 $19.44 $40,430
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 330 0.34 $18.57 $38,630
Ship and Boat Building 100 0.07 $16.73 $34,810
Logging 50 0.10 $16.07 $33,430


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 6,860 1.60 2.85 $14.31 $29,770
Wisconsin 5,630 1.99 3.56 $14.81 $30,790
Ohio 5,020 0.94 1.67 $14.80 $30,770
Texas 4,660 0.39 0.70 $12.76 $26,550
Indiana 4,580 1.52 2.71 $14.48 $30,110




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 5,630 1.99 3.56 $14.81 $30,790
Mississippi 2,230 1.99 3.56 $13.30 $27,660
South Dakota 760 1.82 3.25 $13.91 $28,930
Vermont 490 1.60 2.87 $15.73 $32,720
North Carolina 6,860 1.60 2.85 $14.31 $29,770




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 50 0.08 0.15 $19.25 $40,030
Connecticut 290 0.18 0.32 $18.72 $38,930
Wyoming 60 0.23 0.41 $17.88 $37,200
Massachusetts 590 0.17 0.30 $17.74 $36,890
Alaska 60 0.19 0.34 $17.72 $36,860



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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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,580 0.60 1.08 $13.40 $27,870
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,150 0.97 1.74 $13.87 $28,860
Toledo, OH 1,050 3.52 6.30 $15.17 $31,560
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,040 1.89 3.39 $14.18 $29,490
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 980 0.50 0.89 $12.89 $26,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 970 0.22 0.39 $14.52 $30,200
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 940 6.11 10.94 $15.43 $32,090
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 930 1.44 2.58 $14.55 $30,260
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 860 6.74 12.07 $14.92 $31,030
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 800 0.32 0.57 $12.36 $25,710


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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)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 860 6.74 12.07 $14.92 $31,030
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 940 6.11 10.94 $15.43 $32,090
Dubuque, IA 280 4.84 8.66 $13.51 $28,090
Goldsboro, NC 190 4.75 8.50 $15.46 $32,160
Morristown, TN 200 4.74 8.48 $11.89 $24,720
Rapid City, SD 270 4.17 7.46 $14.35 $29,840
Decatur, AL 210 3.96 7.08 $14.47 $30,110
Wausau, WI 250 3.54 6.34 $15.29 $31,790
Toledo, OH 1,050 3.52 6.30 $15.17 $31,560
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 230 3.18 5.69 $14.21 $29,550


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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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.06 0.10 $21.28 $44,270
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 210 0.16 0.29 $21.06 $43,800
Longview, WA 100 2.63 4.71 $20.01 $41,630
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.24 0.43 $19.88 $41,350
New Haven, CT 70 0.25 0.45 $19.53 $40,630
Appleton, WI 80 0.68 1.22 $18.94 $39,400
Modesto, CA 110 0.61 1.09 $18.87 $39,240
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 170 0.29 0.51 $18.73 $38,950
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 430 0.06 0.11 $18.68 $38,850
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 100 2.08 3.72 $18.51 $38,510

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 1,400 4.22 7.56 $14.17 $29,470
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,260 6.72 12.03 $14.25 $29,630
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 1,200 6.30 11.28 $15.22 $31,650
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 1,140 4.93 8.82 $12.59 $26,200
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 1,110 4.34 7.77 $13.92 $28,960

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)
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 580 12.09 21.64 $14.60 $30,360
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 500 7.61 13.61 $18.22 $37,890
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 400 6.74 12.05 $16.46 $34,240
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,260 6.72 12.03 $14.25 $29,630
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 1,200 6.30 11.28 $15.22 $31,650

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.42 $44,540
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 260 4.03 7.21 $20.11 $41,820
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 130 1.27 2.27 $19.17 $39,860
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 1.15 2.07 $19.15 $39,840
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 500 7.61 13.61 $18.22 $37,890


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.

(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