Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines. May operate CNC equipment.


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)
58,730 2.1 % $13.54 $28,160 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.83 $10.48 $13.02 $16.09 $18.90
Annual Wage (2) $18,370 $21,800 $27,090 $33,460 $39,310


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)
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 24,480 12.71 $12.95 $26,940
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 10,370 4.72 $13.65 $28,390
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 7,460 11.94 $13.82 $28,740
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 4,020 4.18 $14.40 $29,940
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 4,010 4.79 $13.68 $28,440

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 Wood Product Manufacturing 24,480 12.71 $12.95 $26,940
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 7,460 11.94 $13.82 $28,740
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 4,010 4.79 $13.68 $28,440
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 10,370 4.72 $13.65 $28,390
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 4,020 4.18 $14.40 $29,940

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 400 0.37 $19.91 $41,420
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 30 0.02 $18.35 $38,160
Warehousing and Storage 40 0.01 $17.36 $36,100
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 300 0.11 $17.33 $36,050
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 140 0.05 $16.56 $34,440


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 4,440 1.16 2.54 $12.41 $25,800
California 4,130 0.29 0.64 $13.79 $28,680
Indiana 3,740 1.35 2.96 $12.69 $26,390
Wisconsin 3,130 1.18 2.58 $13.99 $29,100
Ohio 3,000 0.60 1.32 $12.83 $26,690




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)
Vermont 610 2.09 4.57 $13.79 $28,690
Indiana 3,740 1.35 2.96 $12.69 $26,390
Mississippi 1,390 1.29 2.82 $13.53 $28,130
Oregon 1,950 1.23 2.68 $15.36 $31,940
South Dakota 470 1.20 2.61 $13.77 $28,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 50 0.16 0.34 $19.60 $40,770
Washington 1,660 0.61 1.33 $16.57 $34,460
Rhode Island 120 0.27 0.59 $15.93 $33,140
New Jersey 530 0.14 0.31 $15.92 $33,100
Wyoming 70 0.27 0.59 $15.71 $32,680





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)
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,120 3.06 6.68 $16.48 $34,270
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 1,040 10.08 22.02 $12.39 $25,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.27 0.60 $12.53 $26,060
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 880 6.32 13.82 $12.41 $25,820
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 790 0.69 1.51 $12.90 $26,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 740 0.43 0.94 $15.00 $31,190
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 720 0.35 0.77 $12.06 $25,080
Greensboro-High Point, NC 710 2.08 4.55 $12.91 $26,850
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 570 0.97 2.12 $12.54 $26,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 560 0.33 0.72 $13.03 $27,100




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)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 1,040 10.08 22.02 $12.39 $25,780
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 880 6.32 13.82 $12.41 $25,820
Wausau, WI 300 4.70 10.27 $13.99 $29,110
Danville, VA 130 3.41 7.44 $14.17 $29,480
Morristown, TN 140 3.26 7.12 $10.49 $21,830
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,120 3.06 6.68 $16.48 $34,270
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 210 2.40 5.25 $15.10 $31,410
Medford, OR 170 2.34 5.12 $14.58 $30,320
Goldsboro, NC 90 2.30 5.03 $13.04 $27,120
Rapid City, SD 130 2.18 4.75 $12.64 $26,300




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)
Longview, WA (8) (8) (8) $23.53 $48,950
Olympia, WA 40 0.38 0.83 $22.37 $46,530
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 40 0.24 0.51 $19.04 $39,600
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 90 0.27 0.60 $18.59 $38,680
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 80 0.17 0.37 $18.55 $38,570
Bellingham, WA 110 1.42 3.10 $18.21 $37,870
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.04 $37,510
Reading, PA 70 0.43 0.94 $17.94 $37,310
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 540 0.30 0.65 $17.90 $37,230
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 100 0.12 0.25 $17.70 $36,820

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,260 4.73 10.34 $12.59 $26,190
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,030 6.08 13.29 $13.75 $28,610
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 990 6.31 13.78 $13.09 $27,220
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 810 4.88 10.67 $10.96 $22,800
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 730 3.52 7.70 $14.24 $29,620

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 Washington nonmetropolitan area 500 7.97 17.41 $17.44 $36,270
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 990 6.31 13.78 $13.09 $27,220
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 380 6.13 13.40 $9.55 $19,870
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,030 6.08 13.29 $13.75 $28,610
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 360 5.31 11.60 $13.90 $28,910

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)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 140 2.35 5.14 $19.19 $39,920
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.00 2.19 $18.36 $38,190
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.00 $37,450
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 500 7.97 17.41 $17.44 $36,270
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 80 1.04 2.26 $17.28 $35,930


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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