Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend milling or planing machines to mill, plane, shape, groove, or profile metal or plastic work pieces.


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)
22,840 3.2 % $18.01 $37,460 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.63 $13.43 $17.22 $21.73 $26.84
Annual Wage (2) $22,110 $27,930 $35,820 $45,200 $55,820


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)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 4,710 1.32 $18.01 $37,460
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 1,810 0.75 $19.98 $41,550
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,530 0.31 $26.09 $54,260
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,500 0.86 $18.20 $37,860
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,260 0.25 $15.15 $31,500

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 4,710 1.32 $18.01 $37,460
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 670 1.15 $16.24 $33,770
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,500 0.86 $18.20 $37,860
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 320 0.83 $17.45 $36,290
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 1,810 0.75 $19.98 $41,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,530 0.31 $26.09 $54,260
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 200 0.21 $21.01 $43,700
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 360 0.58 $20.77 $43,190
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 1,810 0.75 $19.98 $41,550
Rubber Product Manufacturing 520 0.40 $19.79 $41,150


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)
Illinois 2,490 0.44 2.52 $18.85 $39,220
California 1,890 0.13 0.75 $16.45 $34,220
Texas 1,670 0.16 0.90 $17.72 $36,850
Michigan 1,580 0.40 2.30 $16.53 $34,390
Ohio 1,530 0.30 1.72 $17.25 $35,890




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)
Illinois 2,490 0.44 2.52 $18.85 $39,220
Michigan 1,580 0.40 2.30 $16.53 $34,390
Indiana 1,070 0.38 2.17 $16.65 $34,640
Minnesota 830 0.32 1.80 $18.55 $38,590
Connecticut 530 0.32 1.85 $24.67 $51,310




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 450 0.28 1.60 $28.92 $60,150
Connecticut 530 0.32 1.85 $24.67 $51,310
Massachusetts 790 0.25 1.40 $23.76 $49,420
Washington 520 0.19 1.06 $22.78 $47,380
South Carolina 140 0.08 0.44 $22.49 $46,790





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 1,220 0.34 1.91 $16.99 $35,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 740 0.19 1.09 $16.43 $34,170
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 730 0.28 1.57 $17.91 $37,250
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 670 0.38 2.19 $18.66 $38,820
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 480 0.45 2.56 $17.89 $37,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 410 0.41 2.33 $30.76 $63,990
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 370 0.26 1.49 $23.92 $49,760
Pittsburgh, PA 320 0.28 1.62 $16.23 $33,760
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 320 0.57 3.27 $22.69 $47,200
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.22 1.25 $15.96 $33,190




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)
Jackson, MI 210 4.07 23.23 $15.35 $31,930
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 150 2.67 15.22 $16.12 $33,530
Rockford, IL 210 1.49 8.48 $17.24 $35,850
Mansfield, OH 60 1.24 7.07 $19.83 $41,240
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 80 0.98 5.58 $21.66 $45,050
Akron, OH 290 0.94 5.33 $14.98 $31,170
Cedar Rapids, IA 110 0.77 4.39 (8) (8)
Lafayette, LA 110 0.72 4.12 $20.59 $42,820
Springfield, MA-CT 190 0.67 3.84 $21.78 $45,310
York-Hanover, PA 100 0.59 3.36 $18.93 $39,370




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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 120 0.29 1.63 $31.87 $66,290
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 410 0.41 2.33 $30.76 $63,990
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 370 0.26 1.49 $23.92 $49,760
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 130 0.49 2.79 $23.92 $49,760
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 180 0.22 1.24 $23.48 $48,830
Lancaster, PA 80 0.36 2.05 $23.33 $48,520
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 60 0.12 0.68 $23.33 $48,520
Worcester, MA-CT 40 0.17 0.99 $23.30 $48,460
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 320 0.57 3.27 $22.69 $47,200
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 180 0.34 1.95 $22.39 $46,570

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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 240 0.96 5.50 $16.41 $34,140
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 240 2.32 13.23 $16.61 $34,540
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 190 0.71 4.06 $15.63 $32,520
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 190 1.35 7.67 $15.09 $31,380
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 0.64 3.66 $9.57 $19,900

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)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 240 2.32 13.23 $16.61 $34,540
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 190 1.35 7.67 $15.09 $31,380
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 130 1.15 6.54 $10.22 $21,250
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 240 0.96 5.50 $16.41 $34,140
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 160 0.90 5.16 $23.02 $47,880

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 160 0.90 5.16 $23.02 $47,880
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.99 $43,660
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 1.05 $19.58 $40,730
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 2.93 $18.84 $39,180
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.66 $38,810


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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