Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice materials, such as glass, stone, cork, rubber, tobacco, food, paper, or insulating material. Excludes "Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-7040), "Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic" (51-4031), and "Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-6062).


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)
59,430 2.2 % $15.27 $31,760 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.72 $11.81 $14.82 $18.16 $21.83
Annual Wage (2) $20,220 $24,570 $30,820 $37,780 $45,410


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)
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 12,140 4.33 $16.51 $34,340
Printing and Related Support Activities 6,420 1.34 $15.53 $32,310
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 5,720 1.17 $12.70 $26,410
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3,500 5.23 $15.03 $31,260
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,410 0.67 $14.23 $29,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 210 5.99 $12.99 $27,030
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3,500 5.23 $15.03 $31,260
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 12,140 4.33 $16.51 $34,340
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 2,640 3.34 $14.88 $30,940
Rubber Product Manufacturing 3,250 2.61 $18.18 $37,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 150 0.34 $20.24 $42,090
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing (8) (8) $19.75 $41,070
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 80 0.09 $19.47 $40,500
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 2,480 2.27 $19.18 $39,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $18.90 $39,300


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)
California 5,090 0.36 0.78 $14.57 $30,300
Texas 3,450 0.34 0.72 $12.77 $26,560
Illinois 3,310 0.59 1.28 $16.36 $34,030
North Carolina 3,290 0.86 1.86 $14.53 $30,210
Wisconsin 3,200 1.21 2.61 $15.69 $32,630




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)
South Dakota 490 1.25 2.70 $15.09 $31,380
Arkansas 1,410 1.24 2.67 $17.30 $35,980
Wisconsin 3,200 1.21 2.61 $15.69 $32,630
Idaho 660 1.12 2.41 $12.20 $25,380
Nebraska 870 0.96 2.07 $14.93 $31,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 490 0.86 1.85 $18.45 $38,380
Maryland 310 0.13 0.27 $18.19 $37,830
Delaware 180 0.43 0.94 $18.17 $37,790
Arkansas 1,410 1.24 2.67 $17.30 $35,980
Minnesota 2,140 0.83 1.78 $17.24 $35,850





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 2,400 0.67 1.45 $16.48 $34,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,260 0.59 1.27 $13.84 $28,800
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,200 0.70 1.52 $16.56 $34,440
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.56 1.22 $12.63 $26,270
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 930 0.18 0.40 $15.46 $32,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 810 0.36 0.78 $15.54 $32,320
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 660 0.37 0.79 $17.16 $35,700
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 640 0.46 0.99 $16.02 $33,320
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 630 0.46 1.00 $18.72 $38,930
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 590 0.61 1.32 $14.62 $30,410




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)
Sheboygan, WI 360 6.38 13.76 $16.07 $33,430
Lebanon, PA 250 5.22 11.27 $15.44 $32,110
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 580 4.22 9.10 $12.98 $27,010
Fort Smith, AR-OK 310 2.74 5.91 $10.89 $22,650
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 120 2.67 5.76 $16.10 $33,480
Wausau, WI 170 2.64 5.70 $14.22 $29,570
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 260 2.52 5.44 $12.94 $26,920
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 470 2.36 5.09 $18.77 $39,040
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 120 2.30 4.96 $15.40 $32,030
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 150 2.19 4.73 (8) (8)




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)
Savannah, GA 100 0.66 1.42 $23.43 $48,730
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 170 0.58 1.25 $19.63 $40,830
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.27 0.59 $19.26 $40,060
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 130 2.17 4.69 $18.79 $39,070
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 470 2.36 5.09 $18.77 $39,040
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 630 0.46 1.00 $18.72 $38,930
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.58 1.25 $18.59 $38,660
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 40 0.08 0.17 $18.53 $38,550
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 50 0.37 0.81 $18.51 $38,500
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 90 0.43 0.92 $18.35 $38,170

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 North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 830 2.85 6.15 $14.02 $29,170
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 590 2.69 5.82 $16.15 $33,600
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 470 2.26 4.87 $11.98 $24,920
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 370 2.17 4.67 $17.74 $36,900
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 350 4.63 10.00 $12.45 $25,890

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)
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 350 4.63 10.00 $12.45 $25,890
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 190 2.96 6.38 $14.66 $30,500
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 830 2.85 6.15 $14.02 $29,170
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 590 2.69 5.82 $16.15 $33,600
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 310 2.56 5.52 (8) (8)

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 340 1.81 3.90 $19.56 $40,680
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.77 1.67 $19.27 $40,080
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.48 1.04 $18.43 $38,340
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.77 1.66 $18.38 $38,230
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.34 $38,150


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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