Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.


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)
85,110 1.9 % $16.85 $35,060 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.42 $12.95 $16.33 $20.00 $24.14
Annual Wage (2) $21,680 $26,930 $33,960 $41,600 $50,210


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)
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 11,080 2.34 $16.59 $34,500
Plastics Product Manufacturing 7,950 1.55 $14.73 $30,640
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 5,110 1.43 $15.71 $32,670
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 4,970 1.88 $17.12 $35,610
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,420 0.90 $23.09 $48,020

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 1,440 3.67 $16.09 $33,460
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 1,460 3.54 $15.47 $32,170
Forging and Stamping 2,560 2.63 $16.28 $33,850
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 11,080 2.34 $16.59 $34,500
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 2,920 2.29 $19.02 $39,570

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 4,420 0.90 $23.09 $48,020
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 370 0.22 $22.94 $47,710
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 430 0.46 $22.24 $46,260
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 0.01 $21.72 $45,170
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 1,070 1.84 $20.94 $43,560


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)
Ohio 9,660 1.91 2.93 $15.94 $33,160
Pennsylvania 7,130 1.27 1.95 $17.23 $35,830
Wisconsin 5,690 2.13 3.26 $17.82 $37,060
California 5,120 0.36 0.55 $15.93 $33,140
Texas 5,050 0.48 0.73 $14.75 $30,690




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)
Wisconsin 5,690 2.13 3.26 $17.82 $37,060
Iowa 2,940 2.00 3.06 $16.63 $34,580
Ohio 9,660 1.91 2.93 $15.94 $33,160
Utah 2,040 1.70 2.60 $17.25 $35,880
Alabama 2,650 1.45 2.22 $15.49 $32,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 220 0.28 0.43 $25.66 $53,380
North Carolina 2,640 0.68 1.04 $22.01 $45,780
New Hampshire 700 1.14 1.74 $20.84 $43,340
West Virginia 450 0.64 0.97 $20.49 $42,620
Maine (8) (8) (8) $19.42 $40,400





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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,530 2.36 3.61 $16.18 $33,640
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,480 0.68 1.04 $16.85 $35,060
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 2,180 2.19 3.35 $15.42 $32,080
Reading, PA 1,870 11.42 17.47 $20.37 $42,380
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,680 2.09 3.20 $18.13 $37,710
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,640 0.62 0.95 $14.89 $30,960
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,610 1.64 2.50 $15.68 $32,620
Salt Lake City, UT 1,440 2.31 3.54 $17.95 $37,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.33 0.50 $15.89 $33,050
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,010 1.36 2.07 $15.24 $31,700




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)
Reading, PA 1,870 11.42 17.47 $20.37 $42,380
Sandusky, OH 340 9.23 14.13 $16.55 $34,420
Williamsport, PA 440 8.27 12.66 $13.22 $27,500
Gadsden, AL 200 6.08 9.31 $11.09 $23,070
Racine, WI 440 6.03 9.22 $19.89 $41,380
Wilmington, NC 770 5.79 8.86 $32.16 $66,890
Morristown, TN 170 3.83 5.86 $18.35 $38,170
Manchester, NH 330 3.31 5.07 $23.10 $48,060
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 320 3.11 4.76 $13.96 $29,030
Eau Claire, WI 230 2.95 4.51 $17.16 $35,690




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)
Wilmington, NC 770 5.79 8.86 $32.16 $66,890
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.16 0.24 $24.11 $50,140
Manchester, NH 330 3.31 5.07 $23.10 $48,060
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 510 0.73 1.12 $22.91 $47,650
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 40 0.43 0.66 $22.59 $46,980
Green Bay, WI 70 0.44 0.67 $22.07 $45,900
Ann Arbor, MI 170 0.86 1.32 $21.98 $45,710
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 160 0.19 0.29 $21.63 $44,980
Peoria, IL 440 2.43 3.72 $21.01 $43,700
Reading, PA 1,870 11.42 17.47 $20.37 $42,380

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 900 3.33 5.10 $17.54 $36,490
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 830 3.70 5.66 $16.75 $34,850
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 780 4.96 7.60 $16.80 $34,950
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 650 3.78 5.79 $15.52 $32,290
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 630 3.93 6.02 $14.73 $30,650

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)
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 240 6.91 10.57 $18.84 $39,200
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 440 6.90 10.56 $15.60 $32,450
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 440 5.21 7.97 $18.44 $38,360
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 780 4.96 7.60 $16.80 $34,950
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 540 3.98 6.09 $13.69 $28,470

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)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.76 $61,890
Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.04 $50,010
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.51 0.78 $20.34 $42,310
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 380 1.97 3.01 $19.41 $40,370
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.34 $40,220


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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