Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
21,790 4.5 % $16.77 $34,890 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.46 $13.21 $16.54 $20.00 $22.99
Annual Wage (2) $21,760 $27,480 $34,410 $41,600 $47,810


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)
Forging and Stamping 3,980 4.31 $17.83 $37,090
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 3,410 0.78 $16.48 $34,290
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,380 0.66 $14.94 $31,080
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 2,150 0.65 $17.61 $36,620
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,380 0.55 $14.56 $30,290

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 3,980 4.31 $17.83 $37,090
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 710 1.70 $15.62 $32,500
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 490 1.20 $18.07 $37,580
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 470 0.85 $20.33 $42,280
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 3,410 0.78 $16.48 $34,290

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) 400 0.02 $23.44 $48,750
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 40 0.03 $21.39 $44,490
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 40 0.04 $20.38 $42,390
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 470 0.85 $20.33 $42,280
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 60 0.05 $20.15 $41,910


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 3,380 0.88 5.20 $16.97 $35,300
California 2,270 0.16 0.95 $16.44 $34,200
Ohio 1,630 0.33 1.93 $16.45 $34,210
Pennsylvania 1,570 0.28 1.67 $18.68 $38,850
Texas 1,550 0.15 0.89 $14.72 $30,610




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 3,380 0.88 5.20 $16.97 $35,300
Kentucky 830 0.48 2.83 $16.90 $35,150
Indiana 1,220 0.44 2.61 $15.18 $31,580
Ohio 1,630 0.33 1.93 $16.45 $34,210
North Carolina 1,110 0.29 1.72 $16.71 $34,750




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 100 0.04 0.21 $21.84 $45,430
Massachusetts 350 0.11 0.65 $21.31 $44,320
South Carolina 370 0.21 1.23 $21.21 $44,120
Oregon 80 0.05 0.31 $19.57 $40,700
Pennsylvania 1,570 0.28 1.67 $18.68 $38,850





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 1,040 0.27 1.60 $16.38 $34,080
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 890 0.86 5.05 $15.35 $31,930
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 850 0.24 1.40 $18.99 $39,500
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 780 0.31 1.80 $14.34 $29,820
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 740 1.09 6.42 $18.30 $38,070
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 440 0.38 2.25 $17.09 $35,550
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 370 0.38 2.25 $19.36 $40,280
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.21 1.26 $14.37 $29,890
Toledo, OH 270 0.96 5.63 $12.82 $26,670
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 260 0.14 0.84 $21.49 $44,700




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)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 210 1.68 9.92 $14.02 $29,160
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 740 1.09 6.42 $18.30 $38,070
Longview, TX 100 1.05 6.17 $16.13 $33,540
Toledo, OH 270 0.96 5.63 $12.82 $26,670
Rockford, IL 130 0.91 5.35 $20.41 $42,450
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 890 0.86 5.05 $15.35 $31,930
Anniston-Oxford, AL 30 0.71 4.18 $19.86 $41,310
Canton-Massillon, OH 110 0.70 4.10 $14.31 $29,770
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 120 0.63 3.68 $17.41 $36,220
Erie, PA 70 0.56 3.32 $16.94 $35,230




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)
Worcester, MA-CT 70 0.28 1.68 $27.40 $56,990
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.48 $46,760
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 260 0.14 0.84 $21.49 $44,700
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 140 0.17 1.00 $20.90 $43,480
Rockford, IL 130 0.91 5.35 $20.41 $42,450
Knoxville, TN 40 0.12 0.73 $20.38 $42,380
Kansas City, MO-KS 70 0.07 0.42 $20.14 $41,890
Tulsa, OK 50 0.12 0.70 $20.00 $41,600
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 130 0.08 0.47 $19.90 $41,400
Columbus, IN (8) (8) (8) $19.89 $41,370

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 570 2.06 12.10 $18.00 $37,440
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 290 1.78 10.47 $19.97 $41,550
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.35 7.94 $12.96 $26,960
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 270 1.67 9.84 $18.49 $38,460
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 250 1.53 9.03 $15.51 $32,250

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 570 2.06 12.10 $18.00 $37,440
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 290 1.78 10.47 $19.97 $41,550
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 270 1.67 9.84 $18.49 $38,460
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 250 1.53 9.03 $15.51 $32,250
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.35 7.94 $12.96 $26,960

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 290 1.78 10.47 $19.97 $41,550
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.15 $18.77 $39,040
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 270 1.67 9.84 $18.49 $38,460
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 570 2.06 12.10 $18.00 $37,440
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 2.06 $17.73 $36,880


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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