Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
21,700 3.5 % $18.03 $37,510 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.72 $13.71 $17.37 $21.69 $26.67
Annual Wage (2) $22,290 $28,510 $36,140 $45,110 $55,470


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 4,510 1.36 $18.09 $37,640
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 2,350 1.09 $19.98 $41,570
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,410 0.30 $25.12 $52,250
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,370 0.84 $17.96 $37,360
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,030 0.20 $15.10 $31,410

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 4,510 1.36 $18.09 $37,640
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 710 1.29 $17.33 $36,040
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 2,350 1.09 $19.98 $41,570
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 380 0.95 $16.24 $33,770
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,370 0.84 $17.96 $37,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,410 0.30 $25.12 $52,250
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 90 0.02 $23.46 $48,790
Ship and Boat Building 50 0.04 $20.49 $42,620
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 2,350 1.09 $19.98 $41,570
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 310 0.53 $19.71 $40,990


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 3,180 0.57 3.37 $19.58 $40,730
California 2,090 0.15 0.88 $17.20 $35,770
Ohio 1,500 0.30 1.79 $17.10 $35,560
Texas 1,280 0.12 0.74 $16.24 $33,780
Pennsylvania 1,260 0.23 1.34 $17.84 $37,110




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 3,180 0.57 3.37 $19.58 $40,730
Indiana 990 0.36 2.11 $17.68 $36,760
Connecticut 560 0.35 2.05 $24.67 $51,320
Iowa 480 0.33 1.94 $14.73 $30,650
Ohio 1,500 0.30 1.79 $17.10 $35,560




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 1.46 $25.90 $53,880
Connecticut 560 0.35 2.05 $24.67 $51,320
Massachusetts 790 0.25 1.48 $23.94 $49,790
Washington 330 0.12 0.73 $23.70 $49,290
South Carolina 190 0.11 0.64 $21.49 $44,700





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.43 2.52 $18.29 $38,040
Decatur, IL 950 18.51 109.40 $21.63 $44,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 860 0.23 1.34 $16.19 $33,670
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 560 0.22 1.30 $16.22 $33,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 490 0.28 1.68 $20.13 $41,860
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 380 0.39 2.31 $26.15 $54,400
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 380 0.08 0.45 $14.37 $29,890
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 370 0.37 2.21 $17.48 $36,350
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 360 0.66 3.92 $22.55 $46,900
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 290 0.28 1.66 $17.01 $35,390




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)
Decatur, IL 950 18.51 109.40 $21.63 $44,980
Jackson, MI 90 1.84 10.86 $16.07 $33,430
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 80 1.47 8.68 $16.40 $34,120
Dubuque, IA 70 1.39 8.23 $11.97 $24,910
Rockford, IL 180 1.30 7.66 $19.31 $40,150
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 120 1.24 7.35 $16.26 $33,810
Peoria, IL 190 1.12 6.60 $18.79 $39,080
Mansfield, OH 50 0.98 5.78 $20.28 $42,180
Akron, OH 250 0.81 4.79 $12.87 $26,770
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 80 0.79 4.66 $16.52 $34,360




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 (8) (8) (8) $33.35 $69,360
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 210 0.15 0.89 $26.24 $54,580
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 380 0.39 2.31 $26.15 $54,400
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 130 0.48 2.85 $23.70 $49,300
Springfield, MA-CT 180 0.62 3.67 $22.98 $47,790
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 230 0.14 0.81 $22.76 $47,340
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 360 0.66 3.92 $22.55 $46,900
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 170 0.32 1.89 $21.86 $45,470
Decatur, IL 950 18.51 109.40 $21.63 $44,980
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 150 0.08 0.48 $21.22 $44,140

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 220 1.20 7.12 $21.73 $45,190
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 1.13 6.67 $16.94 $35,240
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.70 4.16 $17.17 $35,720
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.58 3.41 $9.69 $20,140
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 160 0.70 4.16 $13.85 $28,800

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 50 1.24 7.33 $15.55 $32,340
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 220 1.20 7.12 $21.73 $45,190
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 130 1.19 7.02 $10.30 $21,420
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 1.13 6.67 $16.94 $35,240
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.70 4.16 $17.17 $35,720

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 220 1.20 7.12 $21.73 $45,190
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.25 1.48 $18.89 $39,300
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.20 $37,850
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 2.67 $18.01 $37,470
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.84 $37,100


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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