Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. May operate CNC equipment. Includes lead sawyers.


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)
37,620 2.6 % $13.19 $27,440 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.45 $9.95 $12.60 $15.82 $18.75
Annual Wage (2) $17,570 $20,700 $26,220 $32,910 $39,000


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)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 13,420 16.05 $13.60 $28,280
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 10,330 5.36 $12.25 $25,480
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 3,620 1.64 $13.59 $28,270
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,380 5.41 $13.86 $28,830
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,540 1.60 $12.76 $26,540

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 13,420 16.05 $13.60 $28,280
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,380 5.41 $13.86 $28,830
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 10,330 5.36 $12.25 $25,480
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 3,620 1.64 $13.59 $28,270
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,540 1.60 $12.76 $26,540

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 (8) (8) $21.89 $45,540
Warehousing and Storage 150 0.02 $15.80 $32,860
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers 80 0.07 $14.95 $31,100
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 50 0.01 $14.76 $30,710
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 70 0.02 $14.08 $29,280


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)
North Carolina 2,320 0.61 2.07 $12.88 $26,790
Texas 2,290 0.22 0.76 $11.86 $24,670
Alabama 2,230 1.23 4.20 $11.84 $24,630
Mississippi 2,020 1.88 6.42 $12.63 $26,280
Pennsylvania 1,740 0.31 1.07 $13.90 $28,910




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)
Mississippi 2,020 1.88 6.42 $12.63 $26,280
Alabama 2,230 1.23 4.20 $11.84 $24,630
Maine 640 1.11 3.77 $13.74 $28,590
Arkansas 1,130 0.99 3.38 $11.67 $24,270
South Dakota 350 0.89 3.02 $13.41 $27,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,330 0.49 1.67 $18.29 $38,050
Illinois 260 0.05 0.16 $15.99 $33,260
Oregon 1,300 0.82 2.79 $15.96 $33,210
Vermont 170 0.59 2.02 $15.89 $33,040
Nevada 50 0.05 0.16 $15.08 $31,360





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 450 0.18 0.60 $10.66 $22,170
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 410 2.97 10.14 $13.48 $28,030
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 410 0.86 2.93 $10.96 $22,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.09 0.32 $12.15 $25,270
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 330 0.15 0.51 $10.88 $22,620
Oklahoma City, OK 300 0.53 1.80 $12.32 $25,630
Greensboro-High Point, NC 290 0.85 2.89 $12.15 $25,270
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 270 2.56 8.74 $12.86 $26,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 260 0.15 0.52 $16.28 $33,870
Tuscaloosa, AL 260 2.99 10.20 $13.41 $27,900




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 210 3.26 11.11 $15.72 $32,690
Tuscaloosa, AL 260 2.99 10.20 $13.41 $27,900
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 410 2.97 10.14 $13.48 $28,030
Longview, WA 100 2.94 10.04 $19.66 $40,880
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 270 2.56 8.74 $12.86 $26,750
Janesville, WI 140 2.44 8.33 $15.75 $32,760
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 120 2.43 8.28 $11.26 $23,430
Danville, VA 90 2.34 7.98 $12.83 $26,680
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 80 1.89 6.45 $19.82 $41,220
Eugene-Springfield, OR 260 1.88 6.42 $17.08 $35,530




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)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 140 0.19 0.64 $22.34 $46,470
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 80 1.89 6.45 $19.82 $41,220
Longview, WA 100 2.94 10.04 $19.66 $40,880
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 0.09 $19.40 $40,340
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.10 $19.11 $39,740
Savannah, GA 80 0.54 1.84 $18.59 $38,660
Ogden-Clearfield, UT (8) (8) (8) $18.35 $38,170
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 200 0.80 2.71 $17.60 $36,610
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.17 $17.22 $35,820
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 30 0.17 0.59 $17.16 $35,700

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 1,120 5.37 18.30 $12.83 $26,690
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 550 2.29 7.80 $12.37 $25,740
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 550 4.35 14.84 $12.61 $26,230
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 540 3.48 11.85 $10.52 $21,890
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 480 3.03 10.34 $13.17 $27,390

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)
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 420 6.73 22.95 $10.27 $21,350
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 350 5.64 19.22 $19.73 $41,040
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 1,120 5.37 18.30 $12.83 $26,690
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 550 4.35 14.84 $12.61 $26,230
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 410 4.23 14.44 $12.10 $25,160

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 Washington nonmetropolitan area 350 5.64 19.22 $19.73 $41,040
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.64 2.18 $18.19 $37,840
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.86 2.93 $17.80 $37,030
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 120 2.11 7.21 $17.66 $36,730
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 140 2.93 9.99 $17.20 $35,770


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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