Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
99,030 2.4 % $15.13 $31,460 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.04 $11.23 $14.32 $18.13 $23.68
Annual Wage (2) $18,800 $23,370 $29,790 $37,720 $49,250

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 18,830 $18.53 $38,540
Plastics product manufacturing 11,640 $13.71 $28,520
Machine shops and threaded product mfg. 6,280 $13.69 $28,460
Other general purpose machinery manufacturing 4,000 $14.92 $31,020
Architectural and structural metals mfg. 3,590 $13.62 $28,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 3,530 $19.15 $39,840
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 18,830 $18.53 $38,540
Turbine and power transmission equipment mfg. 1,030 $18.01 $37,460
Other specialty trade contractors (7) $17.70 $36,810
Converted paper product manufacturing (7) $17.39 $36,180

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
Kentucky 3,940 $14.57 $30,310 0.227%
Utah 2,210 $12.93 $26,900 0.205%
Michigan 8,490 $20.54 $42,730 0.196%
South Carolina 3,250 $16.20 $33,690 0.181%
Indiana 5,080 $17.40 $36,190 0.176%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Michigan 8,490 $20.54 $42,730 0.196%
Louisiana 900 $17.82 $37,060 0.048%
Ohio 8,100 $17.63 $36,660 0.152%
Indiana 5,080 $17.40 $36,190 0.176%
North Dakota 50 $16.78 $34,910 0.015%

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
Decatur, AL MSA 420 $11.30 $23,510 0.769%
Clarksville-Hopkinsville, TN-KY MSA 490 $12.03 $25,020 0.683%
Joplin, MO MSA 420 $9.76 $20,290 0.558%
Lima, OH MSA 410 $14.96 $31,120 0.544%
Fitchburg-Leominster, MA PMSA 230 $14.80 $30,790 0.461%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Monroe, LA MSA (7) $22.94 $47,710 (7)
Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA 50 $21.42 $44,560 0.019%
Detroit, MI PMSA 4,080 $21.14 $43,980 0.205%
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH MSA 150 $19.02 $39,560 0.126%
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY MSA 250 $18.53 $38,540 0.047%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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) 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 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.

(7) Estimate not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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