Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber.


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)
33,140 2.5 % $16.21 $33,720 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.95 $12.25 $15.60 $19.54 $23.51
Annual Wage (2) $20,690 $25,480 $32,440 $40,650 $48,900


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)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,380 3.72 $17.58 $36,560
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3,080 4.65 $14.84 $30,860
Grain and Oilseed Milling 2,610 4.52 $16.16 $33,600
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 1,620 0.91 $18.06 $37,560
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,590 0.32 $13.33 $27,720

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 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3,080 4.65 $14.84 $30,860
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 570 4.55 $17.08 $35,530
Grain and Oilseed Milling 2,610 4.52 $16.16 $33,600
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,380 3.72 $17.58 $36,560
Metal Ore Mining 790 2.31 $21.82 $45,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $25.04 $52,090
Support Activities for Mining 60 0.02 $22.80 $47,420
Metal Ore Mining 790 2.31 $21.82 $45,390
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 360 0.02 $21.56 $44,850
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,220 1.10 $21.01 $43,700


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 3,610 0.36 1.37 $13.82 $28,740
California 2,320 0.17 0.64 $16.03 $33,340
New York 2,040 0.25 0.94 $16.89 $35,120
Pennsylvania 1,540 0.28 1.07 $17.15 $35,670
Indiana 1,520 0.56 2.14 $15.56 $32,360




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)
North Dakota 310 0.88 3.39 $16.11 $33,510
Vermont 250 0.86 3.31 $17.57 $36,540
Maine 400 0.69 2.63 $18.47 $38,430
Indiana 1,520 0.56 2.14 $15.56 $32,360
Montana 240 0.56 2.14 $19.50 $40,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 130 0.44 1.67 $25.58 $53,210
Wyoming 150 0.55 2.10 $23.78 $49,460
Hawaii 70 0.11 0.44 $23.56 $49,010
Montana 240 0.56 2.14 $19.50 $40,550
Minnesota 840 0.33 1.27 $19.42 $40,390

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 1,190 0.48 1.83 $13.80 $28,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.15 0.56 $14.25 $29,630
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 540 0.11 0.41 $17.26 $35,900
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 500 0.25 0.96 $14.67 $30,520
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 430 0.12 0.46 $19.69 $40,960
St. Louis, MO-IL 420 0.34 1.29 $17.85 $37,120
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 420 0.25 0.96 $19.97 $41,530
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 330 0.30 1.15 $12.64 $26,290
Pittsburgh, PA 320 0.30 1.14 $15.90 $33,070
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 320 0.60 2.31 $17.08 $35,520




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)
Wausau, WI 190 2.98 11.44 $15.35 $31,930
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 80 2.02 7.74 $13.61 $28,320
Logan, UT-ID 90 1.92 7.35 $13.75 $28,600
Anniston-Oxford, AL 80 1.71 6.57 $18.96 $39,450
Ames, IA 50 1.32 5.05 $16.57 $34,460
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 80 1.15 4.43 $18.88 $39,280
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 70 1.13 4.33 $16.80 $34,940
Joplin, MO 80 1.10 4.23 $14.97 $31,140
Battle Creek, MI 50 0.98 3.75 $22.09 $45,940
Amarillo, TX 100 0.95 3.62 $11.41 $23,740




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)
Bakersfield, CA 40 0.15 0.58 $27.22 $56,620
Duluth, MN-WI 110 0.86 3.31 $22.34 $46,470
Battle Creek, MI 50 0.98 3.75 $22.09 $45,940
Fort Wayne, IN 80 0.39 1.49 $20.47 $42,590
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 40 0.20 0.76 $20.41 $42,450
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.34 1.30 $20.30 $42,230
Hanford-Corcoran, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.14 $41,900
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 420 0.25 0.96 $19.97 $41,530
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 110 0.16 0.61 $19.89 $41,380
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 430 0.12 0.46 $19.69 $40,960

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)
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 280 1.84 7.05 $19.63 $40,840
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 250 1.03 3.94 $11.79 $24,520
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area 210 1.47 5.65 $14.41 $29,970
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 190 2.73 10.45 $17.84 $37,100
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.70 2.67 $16.71 $34,750

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)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 170 3.26 12.48 $20.13 $41,860
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 190 2.73 10.45 $17.84 $37,100
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 160 2.19 8.39 $19.56 $40,690
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 280 1.84 7.05 $19.63 $40,840
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 110 1.70 6.53 $12.36 $25,710

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 Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.11 4.24 $25.10 $52,220
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 1.15 4.40 $24.39 $50,730
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.47 $48,830
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.83 $47,480
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 1.48 $22.41 $46,610


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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