Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines. May operate CNC equipment.


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)
61,130 1.9 % $13.29 $27,650 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.75 $10.38 $12.75 $15.59 $18.68
Annual Wage (2) $18,210 $21,590 $26,520 $32,420 $38,850


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)
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 25,300 12.73 $12.94 $26,910
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 10,580 4.63 $13.06 $27,170
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 7,870 12.18 $13.76 $28,620
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 4,100 4.20 $13.99 $29,090
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 4,100 5.02 $13.22 $27,490

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 25,300 12.73 $12.94 $26,910
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 7,870 12.18 $13.76 $28,620
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 4,100 5.02 $13.22 $27,490
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 10,580 4.63 $13.06 $27,170
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 4,100 4.20 $13.99 $29,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 490 0.44 $20.93 $43,540
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 150 0.05 $16.00 $33,290
Plastics Product Manufacturing 130 0.03 $15.39 $32,000
Building Finishing Contractors 180 0.03 $15.27 $31,750
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 460 0.16 $15.15 $31,520


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)
California 4,980 0.36 0.74 $13.19 $27,430
North Carolina 4,430 1.17 2.44 $12.53 $26,050
Texas 3,800 0.38 0.78 $11.57 $24,070
Indiana 3,410 1.25 2.60 $12.67 $26,360
Wisconsin 3,290 1.26 2.62 $13.46 $28,010




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)
Vermont 660 2.31 4.80 $13.64 $28,370
South Dakota 570 1.47 3.07 $13.46 $28,000
Mississippi 1,540 1.43 2.98 $13.77 $28,630
Oregon 1,990 1.27 2.64 $15.12 $31,450
Wisconsin 3,290 1.26 2.62 $13.46 $28,010




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 60 0.18 0.38 $18.72 $38,930
Minnesota 1,790 0.70 1.46 $16.34 $33,990
Rhode Island 110 0.24 0.50 $16.00 $33,270
Wyoming 50 0.17 0.36 $15.94 $33,160
Louisiana 300 0.16 0.34 $15.88 $33,030

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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,410 0.37 0.77 $11.99 $24,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,000 0.60 1.24 $17.58 $36,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 890 0.53 1.10 $12.02 $25,000
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 880 6.39 13.29 $12.48 $25,960
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 800 8.07 16.78 $12.72 $26,460
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 800 2.23 4.63 $15.62 $32,490
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 790 0.69 1.44 $12.13 $25,230
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 750 0.30 0.63 $10.17 $21,160
Greensboro-High Point, NC 750 2.24 4.66 $13.62 $28,330
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 700 0.35 0.72 $11.58 $24,090




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)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 800 8.07 16.78 $12.72 $26,460
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 880 6.39 13.29 $12.48 $25,960
Morristown, TN 230 5.44 11.30 $9.86 $20,520
Danville, VA 130 3.57 7.42 $14.29 $29,720
Harrisonburg, VA 160 2.76 5.74 $11.66 $24,240
Wausau, WI 180 2.74 5.69 $14.65 $30,470
Redding, CA 160 2.64 5.49 $15.85 $32,960
Lebanon, PA 110 2.32 4.82 $15.29 $31,810
York-Hanover, PA 390 2.28 4.74 $13.44 $27,960
Greensboro-High Point, NC 750 2.24 4.66 $13.62 $28,330




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)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 0.17 $19.65 $40,870
Anchorage, AK 60 0.34 0.72 $18.72 $38,930
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.15 0.31 $18.54 $38,550
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 30 0.20 0.41 $18.51 $38,500
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 510 0.28 0.58 $18.21 $37,870
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 80 0.17 0.35 $18.12 $37,680
Reading, PA 80 0.49 1.01 $17.89 $37,200
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.15 0.31 $17.79 $37,010
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,000 0.60 1.24 $17.58 $36,560
Peoria, IL 40 0.22 0.45 $16.69 $34,720

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)
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,140 7.38 15.34 $12.58 $26,160
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 970 5.77 12.00 $14.56 $30,290
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 950 3.67 7.64 $12.42 $25,830
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 860 4.17 8.66 $14.31 $29,760
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 820 4.99 10.38 $10.51 $21,870

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 520 8.31 17.28 $16.42 $34,150
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,140 7.38 15.34 $12.58 $26,160
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 970 5.77 12.00 $14.56 $30,290
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 150 5.54 11.52 $12.01 $24,980
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 380 5.51 11.47 $13.31 $27,690

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)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 100 1.69 3.52 $19.98 $41,550
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 100 1.46 3.04 $17.73 $36,890
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 80 1.00 2.09 $16.46 $34,240
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 520 8.31 17.28 $16.42 $34,150
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 210 3.07 6.38 $16.30 $33,900


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.

(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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