Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
29,830 3.0 % $17.33 $36,050 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.61 $12.84 $16.53 $21.06 $25.03
Annual Wage (2) $22,060 $26,700 $34,390 $43,800 $52,060


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 Mining and Quarrying 3,660 3.90 $19.48 $40,520
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,920 3.79 $16.84 $35,020
Grain and Oilseed Milling 2,560 4.29 $18.09 $37,620
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 1,520 1.78 $16.54 $34,410
Animal Food Manufacturing 1,180 2.02 $14.67 $30,520

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 2,560 4.29 $18.09 $37,620
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,660 3.90 $19.48 $40,520
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,920 3.79 $16.84 $35,020
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 330 2.48 $17.65 $36,720
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 840 2.12 $17.22 $35,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services 40 0.03 $35.69 $74,230
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $25.03 $52,060
Coal Mining 310 0.58 $24.15 $50,230
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 40 0.04 $24.06 $50,030
Metal Ore Mining 700 1.74 $23.57 $49,020


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 2,900 0.18 0.86 $15.50 $32,240
Texas 2,420 0.21 0.97 $16.22 $33,740
Pennsylvania 1,350 0.23 1.10 $17.96 $37,350
Ohio 1,180 0.22 1.04 $16.91 $35,160
Indiana 1,080 0.36 1.70 $15.94 $33,160




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)
Iowa 1,030 0.67 3.15 $18.82 $39,140
Vermont 190 0.63 2.96 $25.39 $52,820
Montana 230 0.51 2.40 $19.08 $39,680
North Dakota 210 0.50 2.37 $21.75 $45,240
Wyoming 140 0.49 2.32 $32.38 $67,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 140 0.49 2.32 $32.38 $67,340
Vermont 190 0.63 2.96 $25.39 $52,820
Idaho 120 0.18 0.86 $22.85 $47,520
North Dakota 210 0.50 2.37 $21.75 $45,240
Nevada 470 0.37 1.76 $21.40 $44,500





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 730 0.17 0.81 $13.28 $27,620
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 600 0.09 0.43 $16.67 $34,670
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 540 0.22 1.04 $16.47 $34,250
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 500 0.17 0.80 $15.76 $32,780
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 350 0.18 0.86 $16.27 $33,850
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 350 0.30 1.43 $14.34 $29,820
Pittsburgh, PA 300 0.26 1.25 $17.35 $36,090
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 290 0.15 0.72 $21.74 $45,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 280 0.25 1.17 $18.70 $38,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 270 0.11 0.50 $15.07 $31,340




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)
Wausau, WI 130 1.92 9.06 $24.01 $49,930
Glens Falls, NY 100 1.85 8.69 $17.80 $37,020
Altoona, PA 100 1.71 8.06 $16.97 $35,300
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 70 1.69 7.94 $12.19 $25,340
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 90 1.53 7.20 $17.93 $37,300
Ames, IA 60 1.48 6.96 $14.58 $30,330
St. Cloud, MN 150 1.42 6.70 $20.28 $42,170
Gettysburg, PA 40 1.39 6.53 $19.27 $40,070
Montgomery, AL 160 1.00 4.70 $15.48 $32,190
Lexington-Fayette, KY 270 0.99 4.64 $18.52 $38,530