Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.


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)
77,290 1.9 % $16.61 $34,550 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.25 $12.73 $15.97 $19.49 $24.10
Annual Wage (2) $21,320 $26,470 $33,220 $40,540 $50,130


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)
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 9,490 2.16 $16.90 $35,140
Plastics Product Manufacturing 8,160 1.60 $14.76 $30,710
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 4,780 1.44 $15.53 $32,310
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 4,460 1.76 $16.90 $35,150
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,170 0.88 $22.85 $47,530

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 1,440 3.48 $16.53 $34,370
Forging and Stamping 2,410 2.61 $15.58 $32,410
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 1,040 2.57 $16.50 $34,310
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 9,490 2.16 $16.90 $35,140
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 1,900 2.00 $18.89 $39,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing (8) (8) $29.78 $61,930
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,170 0.88 $22.85 $47,530
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 480 0.55 $21.21 $44,110
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $21.06 $43,800
Household Appliance Manufacturing 800 1.42 $19.45 $40,450


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)
Ohio 7,700 1.55 2.57 $16.27 $33,840
Texas 5,430 0.53 0.87 $14.07 $29,270
Wisconsin 5,400 2.04 3.39 $17.40 $36,180
Pennsylvania 5,170 0.93 1.55 $16.35 $34,020
Michigan 5,130 1.34 2.22 $18.62 $38,720




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)
Wisconsin 5,400 2.04 3.39 $17.40 $36,180
Utah 2,010 1.72 2.85 $16.41 $34,130
Iowa 2,320 1.60 2.66 $16.76 $34,850
Ohio 7,700 1.55 2.57 $16.27 $33,840
Rhode Island 610 1.35 2.24 $17.84 $37,100




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 2,490 0.65 1.08 $21.23 $44,160
New Hampshire 530 0.88 1.45 $21.06 $43,790
West Virginia 610 0.87 1.45 $20.56 $42,760
Maine 100 0.17 0.29 $19.86 $41,300
Michigan 5,130 1.34 2.22 $18.62 $38,720





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)
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 2,350 2.40 3.98 $14.81 $30,810
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,960 2.45 4.07 $17.16 $35,700
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,800 0.50 0.83 $16.23 $33,760
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,490 1.53 2.55 $18.14 $37,720
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,440 0.56 0.94 $14.74 $30,660
Salt Lake City, UT 1,340 2.22 3.68 $17.12 $35,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.32 0.53 $15.73 $32,710
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.60 0.99 $13.20 $27,450
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,090 0.86 1.43 $16.50 $34,330
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 1,020 1.89 3.14 $16.64 $34,600




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)
Mansfield, OH 680 13.43 22.30 $16.01 $33,310
Sandusky, OH 310 8.70 14.44 $16.70 $34,740
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 510 5.08 8.43 $15.49 $32,230
Wilmington, NC 660 4.92 8.16 $31.56 $65,650
Decatur, AL 200 3.84 6.38 (8) (8)
Anderson, SC 180 3.26 5.40 $15.13 $31,470
Eau Claire, WI 240 3.16 5.24 $15.91 $33,080
Erie, PA 390 3.04 5.04 $16.40 $34,110
Sherman-Denison, TX 120 2.81 4.66 $12.64 $26,280
Waterbury, CT 170 2.74 4.56 $18.87 $39,240




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)
Wilmington, NC 660 4.92 8.16 $31.56 $65,650
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 410 0.61 1.01 $26.62 $55,360
Flint, MI 110 0.83 1.38 $26.56 $55,240
Ann Arbor, MI 130 0.67 1.11 $24.23 $50,390
Raleigh-Cary, NC 170 0.34 0.56 $23.29 $48,440
Danbury, CT (8) (8) (8) $21.82 $45,390
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 40 0.21 0.35 $21.36 $44,430
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 40 0.21 0.34 $21.21 $44,110
Green Bay, WI 70 0.43 0.72 $21.14 $43,980
Racine, WI (8) (8) (8) $20.83 $43,330

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 Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 620 3.89 6.45 $14.42 $29,990
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 610 2.30 3.81 $16.92 $35,190
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 560 2.54 4.21 $16.24 $33,780
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 550 2.76 4.58 $15.68 $32,610
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 470 3.04 5.04 $17.57 $36,540

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)
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 230 6.68 11.09 $18.90 $39,320
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 370 4.43 7.35 $18.07 $37,590
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 620 3.89 6.45 $14.42 $29,990
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 400 3.14 5.21 $14.74 $30,660
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 470 3.04 5.04 $17.57 $36,540

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)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.62 $59,520
Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.76 $49,420
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.50 0.83 $20.68 $43,010
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.61 $40,790
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 0.54 $19.06 $39,640


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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