Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend forging machines to taper, shape, or form metal or plastic parts.


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)
22,110 4.0 % $16.40 $34,100 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.58 $12.85 $16.13 $19.47 $22.75
Annual Wage (2) $22,010 $26,730 $33,550 $40,500 $47,310


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)
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 3,950 0.96 $15.66 $32,580
Forging and Stamping 3,710 4.33 $17.88 $37,190
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,500 0.70 $14.65 $30,470
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 2,030 0.67 $18.08 $37,610
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,420 0.58 $14.42 $30,000

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Forging and Stamping 3,710 4.33 $17.88 $37,190
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 660 1.61 $16.10 $33,480
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 3,950 0.96 $15.66 $32,580
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 380 0.95 $17.68 $36,780
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 540 0.95 $18.84 $39,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 340 0.02 $23.96 $49,830
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 420 0.50 $19.05 $39,620
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 540 0.95 $18.84 $39,190
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 100 0.03 $18.37 $38,200
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 2,030 0.67 $18.08 $37,610


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)
Michigan 3,750 1.00 5.74 $15.13 $31,470
California 2,000 0.14 0.82 $16.93 $35,210
Pennsylvania 1,930 0.35 2.03 $17.59 $36,580
Texas 1,500 0.15 0.86 $15.53 $32,310
Ohio 1,470 0.30 1.71 $17.79 $37,010




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)
Michigan 3,750 1.00 5.74 $15.13 $31,470
Kentucky 620 0.36 2.08 $16.80 $34,930
Nebraska 320 0.36 2.06 $16.67 $34,660
Pennsylvania 1,930 0.35 2.03 $17.59 $36,580
Indiana 930 0.34 1.96 $14.12 $29,360




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 270 0.09 0.49 $21.59 $44,900
Washington 180 0.07 0.38 $21.39 $44,500
Maryland 180 0.07 0.42 $19.08 $39,690
Illinois 1,330 0.24 1.39 $18.48 $38,430
Ohio 1,470 0.30 1.71 $17.79 $37,010

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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,400 1.38 7.91 $13.59 $28,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.27 1.54 $17.25 $35,870
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 880 0.25 1.43 $19.09 $39,710
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 600 0.24 1.38 $16.77 $34,880
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 520 0.53 3.07 $19.28 $40,100
Pittsburgh, PA 370 0.34 1.96 $16.38 $34,080
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.27 1.54 $15.51 $32,270
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.14 0.80 $20.91 $43,490
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 250 1.27 7.27 $12.95 $26,930
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 230 0.20 1.13 $17.12 $35,610




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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,400 1.38 7.91 $13.59 $28,260
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 250 1.27 7.27 $12.95 $26,930
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 160 1.26 7.22 $12.84 $26,710
Erie, PA 130 1.07 6.15 $16.67 $34,670
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 50 0.97 5.55 $11.69 $24,310
Greeley, CO 70 0.91 5.24 $15.63 $32,500
Anniston-Oxford, AL 40 0.78 4.47 $19.87 $41,330
Longview, TX 70 0.76 4.36 $16.73 $34,790
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 200 0.55 3.13 $15.73 $32,730
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 520 0.53 3.07 $19.28 $40,100




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)
Springfield, MA-CT 50 0.18 1.01 $23.03 $47,910
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 120 0.48 2.78 $22.16 $46,090
Canton-Massillon, OH 70 0.44 2.51 $21.53 $44,770
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 170 0.12 0.71 $20.91 $43,490
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.14 0.80 $20.91 $43,490
Rockford, IL (8) (8) (8) $20.63 $42,920
Denver-Aurora, CO 110 0.09 0.54 $20.39 $42,410
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 0.37 $19.97 $41,550
Kansas City, MO-KS 70 0.08 0.43 $19.90 $41,380
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.08 0.44 $19.88 $41,340

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)
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 390 2.53 14.52 $17.89 $37,220
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 230 1.39 8.01 $15.44 $32,120
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 210 1.33 7.62 $18.68 $38,860
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 190 0.97 5.57 $13.29 $27,650
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.57 3.27 $14.72 $30,620

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)
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 390 2.53 14.52 $17.89 $37,220
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 230 1.39 8.01 $15.44 $32,120
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 210 1.33 7.62 $18.68 $38,860
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 190 0.97 5.57 $13.29 $27,650
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.93 5.36 $15.62 $32,490

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)
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 2.54 $20.07 $41,750
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.44 2.52 $18.92 $39,360
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 210 1.33 7.62 $18.68 $38,860
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 390 2.53 14.52 $17.89 $37,220
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 1.95 $16.95 $35,250


About May 2010 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 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.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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