Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. May operate CNC equipment. Includes lead sawyers.


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)
37,050 2.5 % $13.13 $27,310 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.40 $9.97 $12.59 $15.50 $18.80
Annual Wage (2) $17,460 $20,740 $26,180 $32,230 $39,100


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)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 12,340 15.10 $13.76 $28,630
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 10,630 5.35 $12.27 $25,520
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 3,590 1.57 $13.53 $28,130
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,270 5.07 $13.47 $28,010
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,420 1.45 $12.19 $25,350

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 12,340 15.10 $13.76 $28,630
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 10,630 5.35 $12.27 $25,520
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,270 5.07 $13.47 $28,010
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 3,590 1.57 $13.53 $28,130
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,420 1.45 $12.19 $25,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors (8) (8) $16.82 $34,990
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 970 0.87 $16.74 $34,820
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $15.95 $33,170
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 12,340 15.10 $13.76 $28,630
Logging 500 1.02 $13.75 $28,600


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)
Texas 2,770 0.27 0.94 $11.37 $23,650
North Carolina 2,530 0.67 2.30 $12.36 $25,700
Alabama 1,780 0.98 3.37 $12.14 $25,250
California 1,740 0.12 0.43 $14.82 $30,830
Pennsylvania 1,650 0.30 1.04 $13.82 $28,740




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)
Mississippi 1,500 1.40 4.81 $12.16 $25,300
West Virginia 760 1.11 3.80 $12.52 $26,030
Alabama 1,780 0.98 3.37 $12.14 $25,250
Arkansas 1,110 0.98 3.36 $11.61 $24,140
Idaho 560 0.94 3.21 $11.29 $23,490




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,370 0.51 1.74 $18.23 $37,930
Oregon 1,380 0.88 3.01 $16.09 $33,470
Connecticut 60 0.04 0.14 $15.85 $32,960
Illinois 290 0.05 0.18 $15.30 $31,820
Vermont 210 0.73 2.51 $14.99 $31,190

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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 640 0.26 0.88 $10.78 $22,410
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 450 3.25 11.15 $13.20 $27,460
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 390 0.19 0.66 $11.19 $23,270
Greensboro-High Point, NC 340 1.03 3.52 $11.32 $23,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 340 0.16 0.53 $11.76 $24,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.08 0.27 $12.41 $25,820
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 290 0.22 0.75 $15.93 $33,140
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 280 2.81 9.65 $13.87 $28,840
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 270 0.47 1.60 $12.45 $25,900
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 270 0.33 1.12 $11.08 $23,040




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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 450 3.25 11.15 $13.20 $27,460
Tuscaloosa, AL 250 2.83 9.71 $13.82 $28,740
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 280 2.81 9.65 $13.87 $28,840
Morristown, TN 100 2.45 8.39 $10.63 $22,100
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 100 1.92 6.60 $11.70 $24,340
Bend, OR 110 1.92 6.58 $13.20 $27,450
Eugene-Springfield, OR 240 1.80 6.16 $16.94 $35,240
Glens Falls, NY 90 1.75 6.02 $12.04 $25,040
Cleveland, TN 50 1.32 4.51 $11.36 $23,630
Medford, OR 90 1.26 4.33 $15.07 $31,350




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)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 180 0.22 0.74 $21.91 $45,580
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 40 0.87 2.98 $21.74 $45,210
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 0.10 $19.59 $40,750
Ogden-Clearfield, UT (8) (8) (8) $18.50 $38,480
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 0.14 $18.20 $37,850
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 100 0.39 1.35 $18.16 $37,780
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 0.27 $17.27 $35,930
Eugene-Springfield, OR 240 1.80 6.16 $16.94 $35,240
Savannah, GA (8) (8) (8) $16.88 $35,110
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.64 $34,610

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 770 3.72 12.77 $11.58 $24,090
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 560 2.31 7.92 $11.95 $24,860
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 540 1.97 6.74 $13.15 $27,360
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 520 4.03 13.81 $12.80 $26,620
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 490 7.93 27.21 $20.24 $42,100

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 Washington nonmetropolitan area 490 7.93 27.21 $20.24 $42,100
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 400 6.57 22.53 $11.15 $23,180
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 520 4.03 13.81 $12.80 $26,620
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 770 3.72 12.77 $11.58 $24,090
Southern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 180 3.22 11.04 $17.86 $37,150

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)
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 490 7.93 27.21 $20.24 $42,100
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 1.20 4.11 $18.75 $38,990
Southern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 180 3.22 11.04 $17.86 $37,150
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.90 3.09 $17.85 $37,140
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 150 2.21 7.59 $16.70 $34,730


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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