Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber.


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)
31,540 2.5 % $16.21 $33,720 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.68 $12.15 $15.57 $19.64 $23.55
Annual Wage (2) $20,140 $25,270 $32,390 $40,840 $48,980


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)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,630 4.04 $17.83 $37,090
Grain and Oilseed Milling 2,550 4.43 $16.41 $34,140
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,490 3.73 $14.65 $30,470
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,480 0.30 $13.51 $28,100
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 1,480 0.87 $18.39 $38,260

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 2,550 4.43 $16.41 $34,140
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,630 4.04 $17.83 $37,090
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,490 3.73 $14.65 $30,470
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 430 3.50 $17.70 $36,830
Metal Ore Mining 860 2.27 $22.01 $45,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $24.66 $51,290
Specialized Design Services 50 0.04 $22.80 $47,410
Metal Ore Mining 860 2.27 $22.01 $45,790
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 340 0.02 $21.80 $45,350
Coal Mining 480 0.58 $21.60 $44,930


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)
Texas 2,810 0.27 1.11 $13.72 $28,540
California 2,650 0.19 0.77 $16.19 $33,670
New York 1,610 0.19 0.78 $16.32 $33,940
Indiana 1,480 0.54 2.19 $15.63 $32,510
Pennsylvania 1,330 0.24 0.97 $17.96 $37,350




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 250 0.85 3.44 $17.67 $36,750
Wyoming 200 0.72 2.91 $25.21 $52,430
Indiana 1,480 0.54 2.19 $15.63 $32,510
Montana 220 0.52 2.13 $17.65 $36,710
Idaho 310 0.52 2.11 $16.40 $34,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 80 0.14 0.57 $26.06 $54,210
Alaska 140 0.45 1.83 $25.92 $53,920
Wyoming 200 0.72 2.91 $25.21 $52,430
Minnesota 930 0.36 1.46 $20.27 $42,150
Nevada 390 0.35 1.42 $19.55 $40,660





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 940 0.37 1.50 $13.58 $28,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 610 0.16 0.65 $14.25 $29,640
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 520 0.30 1.23 $20.91 $43,490
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 440 0.09 0.35 $15.47 $32,170
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 420 0.12 0.48 $18.79 $39,080
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 400 0.19 0.79 $14.43 $30,020
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 340 0.40 1.61 $15.38 $31,990
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 320 0.33 1.33 $14.45 $30,050
St. Louis, MO-IL 310 0.24 1.00 $15.47 $32,170
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 300 0.27 1.11 $11.99 $24,930




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)
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 80 2.05 8.33 $14.70 $30,570
Chico, CA 140 2.03 8.24 $11.82 $24,570
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 120 1.68 6.84 $17.94 $37,310
Bellingham, WA 110 1.49 6.04 $15.81 $32,880
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 80 1.36 5.52 $17.74 $36,900
Joplin, MO 90 1.19 4.83 $15.13 $31,460
Wausau, WI 60 0.95 3.88 $14.40 $29,950
Duluth, MN-WI 120 0.95 3.85 $23.13 $48,120
York-Hanover, PA 140 0.81 3.29 $20.75 $43,160
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 40 0.81 3.31 $18.48 $38,430




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)
Duluth, MN-WI 120 0.95 3.85 $23.13 $48,120
Eugene-Springfield, OR 40 0.32 1.30 $22.33 $46,450
Battle Creek, MI 40 0.71 2.90 $22.13 $46,020
Boulder, CO 60 0.39 1.58 $21.56 $44,840
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 130 0.20 0.80 $21.17 $44,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 520 0.30 1.23 $20.91 $43,490
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.88 $43,420
York-Hanover, PA 140 0.81 3.29 $20.75 $43,160
Glens Falls, NY 40 0.75 3.07 $20.41 $42,450
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 50 0.19 0.79 $20.35 $42,340

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)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 210 1.45 5.89 $14.53 $30,230
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 190 2.62 10.66 $18.00 $37,440
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 190 1.51 6.13 $20.56 $42,760
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 180 3.24 13.18 $20.33 $42,290
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 170 1.21 4.92 $15.06 $31,320

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)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 180 3.24 13.18 $20.33 $42,290
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 190 2.62 10.66 $18.00 $37,440
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 2.08 8.45 $17.41 $36,220
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 2.07 8.43 $11.67 $24,280
West Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 1.94 7.90 $13.19 $27,450

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 Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 1.29 5.24 $27.53 $57,270
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.02 $54,120
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 1.26 5.13 $26.00 $54,080
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.95 3.88 $24.56 $51,090
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.35 $48,570


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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