Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice materials, such as glass, stone, cork, rubber, tobacco, food, paper, or insulating material. Excludes "Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-7040), "Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic" (51-4031), and "Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-6062).


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)
61,330 2.4 % $16.35 $34,000 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.41 $12.67 $15.80 $19.43 $23.48
Annual Wage (2) $21,640 $26,340 $32,870 $40,410 $48,840


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)
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 11,090 4.11 $17.32 $36,030
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 6,640 8.61 $16.26 $33,820
Printing and Related Support Activities 5,950 1.32 $16.51 $34,350
Plastics Product Manufacturing 4,100 0.73 $15.48 $32,200
Rubber Product Manufacturing 3,940 2.96 $17.32 $36,030

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 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 6,640 8.61 $16.26 $33,820
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 270 6.61 $13.85 $28,800
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 11,090 4.11 $17.32 $36,030
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 2,850 3.34 $16.63 $34,590
Rubber Product Manufacturing 3,940 2.96 $17.32 $36,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing (8) (8) $20.86 $43,390
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 2,800 2.80 $20.13 $41,860
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services (8) (8) $19.96 $41,510
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 330 2.55 $19.82 $41,230
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 200 0.10 $18.86 $39,240


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 4,820 0.30 0.69 $15.96 $33,190
Texas 3,970 0.34 0.77 $14.89 $30,980
Ohio 3,740 0.70 1.60 $16.27 $33,840
North Carolina 3,390 0.80 1.84 $15.94 $33,160
Wisconsin 3,190 1.14 2.60 $17.31 $36,000




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)
South Dakota 600 1.45 3.31 $16.82 $34,980
Arkansas 1,370 1.15 2.64 $16.52 $34,370
Wisconsin 3,190 1.14 2.60 $17.31 $36,000
Vermont 300 0.99 2.26 $15.12 $31,460
Minnesota 2,410 0.86 1.96 $18.38 $38,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 510 0.27 0.61 $20.51 $42,650
Maine 400 0.67 1.53 $19.22 $39,980
Washington 1,740 0.57 1.30 $18.60 $38,690
Minnesota 2,410 0.86 1.96 $18.38 $38,230
Iowa 1,090 0.71 1.62 $18.30 $38,070





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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,560 0.24 0.54 $15.06 $31,320
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,510 0.42 0.95 $15.32 $31,860
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,440 0.75 1.72 $17.53 $36,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.34 0.77 $15.17 $31,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,200 0.47 1.07 $15.07 $31,340
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.46 1.05 $15.72 $32,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 770 0.26 0.60 $12.90 $26,840
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 740 0.71 1.62 $15.96 $33,190
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 730 0.46 1.06 $19.69 $40,960
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 700 0.83 1.90 $16.93 $35,210




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 680 4.55 10.43 $15.44 $32,120
Macon, GA 280 2.87 6.57 $14.42 $29,980
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 350 2.77 6.34 $13.53 $28,140
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 240 2.63 6.02 $17.34 $36,060
Columbus, IN 120 2.37 5.42 $13.82 $28,750
Gadsden, AL 80 2.35 5.38 $21.68 $45,090
Fort Smith, AR-OK 260 2.35 5.39 $16.05 $33,380
Logan, UT-ID 120 2.26 5.18 $15.99 $33,270
Green Bay, WI 370 2.19 5.02 $17.50 $36,400
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 150 2.12 4.85 $17.74 $36,890