Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
60,460 2.2 % $16.65 $34,630 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.79 $13.01 $16.16 $19.76 $23.64
Annual Wage (2) $22,440 $27,050 $33,610 $41,100 $49,180


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 10,720 2.62 $16.59 $34,500
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 10,330 3.84 $17.93 $37,280
Printing and Related Support Activities 5,180 1.17 $16.97 $35,290
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,980 0.69 $16.27 $33,840
Rubber Product Manufacturing 3,620 2.69 $17.69 $36,790

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 270 7.16 $15.01 $31,230
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 10,330 3.84 $17.93 $37,280
Rubber Product Manufacturing 3,620 2.69 $17.69 $36,790
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 10,720 2.62 $16.59 $34,500
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,860 1.92 $20.52 $42,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 90 0.03 $21.32 $44,350
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,860 1.92 $20.52 $42,680
Building Equipment Contractors 90 (7) $18.94 $39,390
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $18.78 $39,070
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 50 0.04 $18.45 $38,370


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 5,160 0.31 0.73 $16.16 $33,610
Ohio 3,890 0.72 1.71 $17.01 $35,380
Texas 3,740 0.31 0.74 $15.39 $32,010
North Carolina 3,390 0.79 1.86 $16.53 $34,380
Wisconsin 2,890 1.02 2.41 $17.91 $37,260




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 630 1.50 3.53 $17.09 $35,550
Vermont 370 1.22 2.89 $17.06 $35,490
Wisconsin 2,890 1.02 2.41 $17.91 $37,260
Alabama 1,680 0.88 2.06 $16.08 $33,450
North Carolina 3,390 0.79 1.86 $16.53 $34,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 320 0.54 1.26 $22.36 $46,510
Iowa 800 0.52 1.22 $19.62 $40,810
New Hampshire 310 0.48 1.13 $19.52 $40,600
Delaware 70 0.16 0.38 $19.10 $39,730
Maryland 240 0.09 0.22 $19.00 $39,520



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.23 0.54 $15.63 $32,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,410 0.32 0.75 $15.40 $32,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,300 0.67 1.58 $17.80 $37,030
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.33 0.78 $16.00 $33,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.44 1.03 $15.53 $32,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,000 0.38 0.90 $16.16 $33,620
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 810 0.96 2.26 $16.58 $34,490
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 690 0.67 1.59 $18.32 $38,100
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 640 0.44 1.04 $13.28 $27,630
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 620 0.58 1.38 $16.41 $34,130


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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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 600 3.91 9.21 $17.09 $35,550
Morristown, TN 120 2.84 6.68 $16.01 $33,300
Fort Smith, AR-OK 280 2.63 6.20 $15.75 $32,750
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 150 2.52 5.95 $15.56 $32,360
Wausau, WI 160 2.35 5.53 $19.09 $39,720
Hot Springs, AR 80 2.30 5.43 $12.79 $26,590
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 160 2.21 5.20 $18.31 $38,070
Asheville, NC 420 2.21 5.22 $15.00 $31,200
Glens Falls, NY 100 1.87 4.41 $18.17 $37,790
Kennewick-Richland, WA 210 1.84 4.35 $16.78 $34,900


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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)
Baton Rouge, LA (8) (8) (8) $23.12 $48,090
Joplin, MO 100 1.24 2.93 $23.00 $47,840
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 80 0.62 1.46 $22.49 $46,780
Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division 220 0.88 2.08 $22.35 $46,500
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 160 1.69 3.99 $22.14 $46,050
Portsmouth, NH-ME 70 0.74 1.75 $22.03 $45,820
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 330 1.11 2.61 $21.65 $45,030
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 40 0.76 1.80 $21.22 $44,130
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 60 0.41 0.98 $21.17 $44,030
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.37 0.86 $20.73 $43,130

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 Georgia nonmetropolitan area 640 3.95 9.31 $13.29 $27,640
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 590 2.20 5.18 $14.09 $29,300
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 500 3.78 8.92 $17.45 $36,290
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 470 1.41 3.32 $16.78 $34,900
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 440 1.91 4.50 $12.82 $26,670

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 Georgia nonmetropolitan area 640 3.95 9.31 $13.29 $27,640
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 500 3.78 8.92 $17.45 $36,290
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 160 2.68 6.31 $14.25 $29,650
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 380 2.60 6.13 $13.34 $27,760
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 150 2.39 5.63 $16.92 $35,200

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 Maine nonmetropolitan area 230 1.20 2.83 $24.20 $50,340
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.95 2.23 $21.12 $43,930
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 0.76 $20.98 $43,640
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 240 1.20 2.82 $20.77 $43,200
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 360 1.46 3.43 $20.47 $42,570


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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