Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

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.

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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)
44,370 2.7 % $13.46 $28,000 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.23 $10.04 $12.83 $16.32 $19.95
Annual Wage (2) $17,120 $20,880 $26,690 $33,940 $41,490

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying 4,500 $14.26 $29,660 1 28
Glass and glass product manufacturing 2,420 $11.07 $23,030 2 86
Other nonmetallic mineral products 2,220 $13.39 $27,860 3 43
Grain and oilseed milling 1,960 $14.33 $29,800 4 26
Cement and concrete product manufacturing 1,830 $15.07 $31,340 5 16

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Power generation and supply 60 $22.35 $46,490 80 1
Management of companies and enterprises 30 $22.07 $45,910 91 2
Local government (OES designation) 220 $20.25 $42,120 44 3
Support activities for mining 50 $19.12 $39,770 83 4
Coal mining 750 $19.06 $39,650 15 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Vermont 280 $13.06 $27,160 0.095% 324
Indiana 2,240 $14.63 $30,440 0.079% 388
West Virginia 510 $15.20 $31,620 0.075% 281
Idaho 400 $12.66 $26,330 0.071% 344
Utah 690 $15.37 $31,960 0.066% 312

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Montana 130 $16.84 $35,030 0.033% 208
Maryland 420 $16.18 $33,640 0.017% 360
Massachusetts 590 $15.66 $32,570 0.018% 428
Utah 690 $15.37 $31,960 0.066% 312
Minnesota 1,290 $15.30 $31,830 0.050% 413

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
York, PA MSA 340 $13.70 $28,500 0.207%
Sheboygan, WI MSA 110 $13.72 $28,540 0.189%
Racine, WI PMSA 120 $13.10 $27,250 0.158%
Duluth-Superior, MN-WI MSA 160 $19.85 $41,280 0.142%
Wausau, WI MSA 90 $13.63 $28,360 0.134%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Saginaw-Bay City-Midland, MI MSA (6) $21.27 $44,230 (6)
Duluth-Superior, MN-WI MSA 160 $19.85 $41,280 0.142%
Augusta-Aiken, GA-SC MSA 80 $19.29 $40,120 0.041%
Bridgeport, CT PMSA 50 $18.78 $39,070 0.027%
Fitchburg-Leominster, MA PMSA 60 $18.34 $38,160 0.114%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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 mean 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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