Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber.


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)
31,390 3.0 % $17.90 $37,220 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.16 $13.40 $17.01 $21.69 $25.89
Annual Wage (2) $23,220 $27,880 $35,380 $45,110 $53,850


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)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 6,340 1.55 $17.91 $37,260
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,480 3.66 $20.03 $41,650
Grain and Oilseed Milling 2,850 4.73 $18.24 $37,940
Animal Food Manufacturing 1,150 1.91 $15.75 $32,750
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,120 0.22 $14.70 $30,580

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 2,850 4.73 $18.24 $37,940
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,480 3.66 $20.03 $41,650
Metal Ore Mining 760 1.99 $24.11 $50,160
Animal Food Manufacturing 1,150 1.91 $15.75 $32,750
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 6,340 1.55 $17.91 $37,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 70 0.03 $26.13 $54,350
Coal Mining 250 0.50 $25.05 $52,110
Metal Ore Mining 760 1.99 $24.11 $50,160
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 500 0.52 $24.05 $50,030
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 220 0.30 $23.26 $48,370


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 3,180 0.19 0.87 $15.37 $31,970
Texas 2,990 0.25 1.14 $16.48 $34,280
Ohio 1,410 0.26 1.19 $16.80 $34,950
New York 1,400 0.15 0.69 $17.65 $36,710
Iowa 1,200 0.78 3.53 $18.39 $38,250




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)
North Dakota 340 0.82 3.71 $21.18 $44,050
Iowa 1,200 0.78 3.53 $18.39 $38,250
Vermont 230 0.76 3.46 $21.76 $45,270
Alabama 1,100 0.57 2.60 $18.25 $37,970
Montana 250 0.55 2.48 $20.01 $41,610




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 120 0.46 2.10 $33.49 $69,660
Nevada 460 0.35 1.61 $24.15 $50,240
Idaho 190 0.28 1.27 $21.81 $45,360
Vermont 230 0.76 3.46 $21.76 $45,270
Massachusetts 600 0.17 0.77 $21.22 $44,130



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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.21 0.96 $14.19 $29,510
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 810 0.12 0.55 $16.91 $35,170
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 560 0.22 1.02 $16.76 $34,870
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 510 0.17 0.79 $16.26 $33,820
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 450 0.39 1.77 $18.09 $37,620
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 380 0.27 1.22 $16.16 $33,620
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 320 0.33 1.48 $19.64 $40,850
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 310 0.22 0.98 $18.46 $38,400
Pittsburgh, PA 270 0.24 1.09 $18.26 $37,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 260 0.10 0.45 $17.93 $37,300


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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)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 130 2.24 10.16 $18.63 $38,760
Gettysburg, PA 60 1.85 8.40 $19.80 $41,190
Glens Falls, NY 90 1.62 7.35 $17.99 $37,410
St. Cloud, MN 160 1.53 6.93 $21.48 $44,690
Ames, IA 60 1.35 6.15 $15.62 $32,500
Columbus, GA-AL 140 1.20 5.47 $22.14 $46,060
Jonesboro, AR 60 1.16 5.26 $16.56 $34,450
Farmington, NM 50 1.12 5.07 $19.12 $39,780
Appleton, WI 130 1.07 4.87 $20.01 $41,630
Wausau, WI 70 1.03 4.69 $28.14 $58,520


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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)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 70 0.07 0.32 $33.35 $69,370
Wausau, WI 70 1.03 4.69 $28.14 $58,520
Duluth, MN-WI 90 0.73 3.33 $25.39 $52,820
Fort Collins, CO 40 0.29 1.31 $25.37 $52,770
Bismarck, ND 70 0.96 4.38 $24.38 $50,710
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 230 0.12 0.54 $22.68 $47,180
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 250 0.46 2.07 $22.17 $46,120
Columbus, GA-AL 140 1.20 5.47 $22.14 $46,060
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $21.81 $45,370
Worcester, MA-CT 110 0.39 1.77 $21.79 $45,330

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 380 1.69 7.68 $22.15 $46,070
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 360 1.10 4.98 $17.34 $36,070
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 250 1.28 5.80 $17.03 $35,420
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 220 1.03 4.67 $16.39 $34,090
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 190 0.74 3.38 $15.35 $31,930

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)
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 3.08 13.97 $14.33 $29,810
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 150 2.91 13.22 $18.51 $38,510
Southeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 100 2.26 10.27 $20.27 $42,160
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 100 1.72 7.80 $23.20 $48,260
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 380 1.69 7.68 $22.15 $46,070

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)
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.54 2.46 $43.89 $91,290
North Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.15 $58,560
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 1.90 $26.97 $56,090
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.73 3.30 $25.79 $53,630
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 1.28 5.82 $24.12 $50,170


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