Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend milling or planing machines to mill, plane, shape, groove, or profile metal or plastic work pieces.


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)
20,520 3.3 % $18.05 $37,540 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.97 $13.95 $17.47 $21.78 $26.55
Annual Wage (2) $22,820 $29,010 $36,340 $45,290 $55,220


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)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 4,610 1.52 $18.49 $38,460
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 2,070 1.04 $19.89 $41,360
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,530 0.32 $22.33 $46,460
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,460 0.96 $18.50 $38,470
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,050 0.21 $14.94 $31,080

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 4,610 1.52 $18.49 $38,460
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 630 1.21 $17.30 $35,990
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 2,070 1.04 $19.89 $41,360
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 380 0.97 $15.74 $32,730
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,460 0.96 $18.50 $38,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing (8) (8) $23.74 $49,370
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,530 0.32 $22.33 $46,460
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 2,070 1.04 $19.89 $41,360
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 460 0.52 $19.75 $41,090
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 290 0.51 $19.32 $40,190


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)
Illinois 2,870 0.52 3.21 $19.55 $40,670
California 2,220 0.16 0.99 $18.57 $38,620
Ohio 1,320 0.27 1.66 $16.90 $35,140
Texas 1,250 0.12 0.77 $16.68 $34,680
Michigan 1,180 0.31 1.94 $17.59 $36,590




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)
Illinois 2,870 0.52 3.21 $19.55 $40,670
Connecticut 530 0.33 2.06 $22.20 $46,170
New Hampshire 190 0.32 1.96 $16.44 $34,190
Michigan 1,180 0.31 1.94 $17.59 $36,590
Kansas 380 0.29 1.79 $15.52 $32,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 390 0.25 1.53 $24.68 $51,340
Washington 300 0.11 0.70 $22.93 $47,690
Connecticut 530 0.33 2.06 $22.20 $46,170
Massachusetts 690 0.22 1.37 $21.15 $44,000
Minnesota 490 0.19 1.18 $19.76 $41,100

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)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.38 2.38 $18.69 $38,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.25 1.53 $18.05 $37,550
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 500 0.20 1.23 $17.35 $36,080
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 390 0.39 2.40 $18.99 $39,490
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 390 0.23 1.44 $20.52 $42,690
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 330 0.35 2.15 (8) (8)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 330 0.60 3.74 $21.25 $44,200
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 320 0.33 2.06 $16.11 $33,500
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.20 1.21 $17.03 $35,410
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 260 0.15 0.90 $21.42 $44,550




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)
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 80 1.42 8.79 (8) (8)
Springfield, OH 60 1.29 8.02 (8) (8)
Rockford, IL 160 1.16 7.18 $19.66 $40,890
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 110 1.12 6.95 $17.18 $35,720
Peoria, IL 180 1.10 6.79 $18.55 $38,580
Florence, SC 70 0.86 5.32 $18.96 $39,440
Canton-Massillon, OH 110 0.71 4.37 $18.43 $38,340
Mansfield, OH 30 0.67 4.12 $19.41 $40,380
Evansville, IN-KY 100 0.62 3.82 $18.02 $37,490
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 330 0.60 3.74 $21.25 $44,200




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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 90 0.23 1.40 $28.15 $58,550
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 230 0.17 1.05 $23.55 $48,990
Springfield, MA-CT 160 0.55 3.40 $23.12 $48,080
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 230 0.14 0.86 $23.03 $47,890
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 210 0.24 1.49 $22.30 $46,380
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.08 0.51 $21.93 $45,610
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 260 0.15 0.90 $21.42 $44,550
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 330 0.60 3.74 $21.25 $44,200
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 90 0.33 2.02 $20.98 $43,640
Lansing-East Lansing, MI (8) (8) (8) $20.90 $43,470

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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 0.73 4.55 $14.20 $29,540
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 160 0.87 5.41 $20.68 $43,010
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 0.98 6.09 $16.02 $33,320
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.30 1.88 $13.91 $28,920
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.39 2.41 $16.30 $33,910

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)
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 1.73 10.72 $15.58 $32,400
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 0.98 6.09 $16.02 $33,320
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 160 0.87 5.41 $20.68 $43,010
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 0.73 4.55 $14.20 $29,540
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.66 4.08 $14.05 $29,220

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 160 0.87 5.41 $20.68 $43,010
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 1.53 $19.25 $40,040
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.29 $38,050
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 2.40 $18.23 $37,930
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.37 2.27 $17.68 $36,770


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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