Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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. Exclude "Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-7041 through 51-7042), "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
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)
70,700 2.5 % $14.77 $30,720 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.28 $11.26 $14.23 $17.79 $21.58
Annual Wage (2) $19,290 $23,420 $29,600 $37,010 $44,890


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 11,890 $16.19 $33,670
Printing and Related Support Activities 8,000 $15.72 $32,700
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 6,630 $12.41 $25,810
Plastics Product Manufacturing 4,180 $13.77 $28,650
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 3,610 $18.37 $38,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 50 $19.88 $41,360
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 3,610 $18.37 $38,210
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing 80 $18.02 $37,490
Building Finishing Contractors 590 $17.78 $36,990
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 530 $17.69 $36,790


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Vermont 550 $14.56 $30,290 1.857
Wisconsin 4,370 $15.46 $32,150 1.625
South Dakota 540 $14.38 $29,900 1.383
North Carolina 3,980 $14.16 $29,460 1.023
Minnesota 2,680 $15.19 $31,600 1.022

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Alabama 920 $17.97 $37,370 0.492
Oklahoma 900 $17.92 $37,280 0.593
Washington 1,510 $17.85 $37,130 0.542
Maine 600 $17.46 $36,310 1.012
New Hampshire 110 $17.01 $35,390 0.182


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Fond du Lac, WI 170 $15.52 $32,290 3.958
Green Bay, WI 570 $15.14 $31,490 3.511
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 300 $19.08 $39,700 3.436
Appleton, WI 390 $15.99 $33,270 3.342
Sheboygan, WI 180 $16.93 $35,220 3.038

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 110 $21.55 $44,820 2.945
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 770 $21.14 $43,970 0.545
New Haven, CT 40 $20.94 $43,560 0.142
Wichita, KS 150 $20.71 $43,070 0.511
Baton Rouge, LA (8) $20.46 $42,550 (8)


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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