Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
98,160 2.3 % $16.96 $35,290 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.57 $12.99 $16.42 $20.42 $23.95
Annual Wage (2) $21,980 $27,010 $34,140 $42,480 $49,820


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)
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 12,180 2.28 $16.57 $34,460
Plastics Product Manufacturing 10,890 2.03 $15.34 $31,900
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 5,660 1.53 $16.67 $34,670
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 5,030 1.41 $16.22 $33,740
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 4,850 1.75 $16.89 $35,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 1,870 4.36 $15.35 $31,930
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 1,610 4.23 $17.48 $36,360
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 2,280 3.84 $16.89 $35,120
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 3,770 2.97 $19.23 $40,010
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 2,340 2.38 $18.61 $38,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 30 (7) $27.02 $56,200
Scientific Research and Development Services 120 0.02 $23.68 $49,250
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 3,520 0.72 $21.85 $45,450
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $20.94 $43,560
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 120 0.01 $20.80 $43,270


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 13,310 2.56 3.52 $16.20 $33,700
Pennsylvania 9,030 1.60 2.20 $17.65 $36,720
Wisconsin 7,810 2.86 3.94 $17.15 $35,680
Texas 6,410 0.57 0.79 $16.04 $33,370
Illinois 6,130 1.06 1.46 $18.79 $39,080




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)
Iowa 4,370 2.89 3.97 $15.60 $32,440
Wisconsin 7,810 2.86 3.94 $17.15 $35,680
Ohio 13,310 2.56 3.52 $16.20 $33,700
Alabama 3,520 1.89 2.61 $15.40 $32,030
New Hampshire 1,030 1.64 2.26 $20.00 $41,610




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 430 0.60 0.83 $20.44 $42,510
Arizona 300 0.12 0.16 $20.03 $41,670
New Hampshire 1,030 1.64 2.26 $20.00 $41,610
Louisiana 240 0.12 0.17 $19.34 $40,230
Connecticut 2,380 1.45 1.99 $19.19 $39,920





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 3,600 0.96 1.32 $19.14 $39,800
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,830 0.99 1.37 $16.41 $34,140
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,880 1.85 2.55 $15.42 $32,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,870 0.46 0.64 $18.77 $39,040
Reading, PA 1,860 11.08 15.26 $21.96 $45,680
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,620 0.87 1.20 $19.05 $39,620
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,520 1.50 2.07 $17.40 $36,190
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,410 1.71 2.36 $17.31 $36,000
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,150 1.00 1.38 $16.85 $35,040
Toledo, OH 1,120 3.68 5.07 $15.81 $32,890




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)
Mansfield, OH 560 11.31 15.57 $16.68 $34,700
Reading, PA 1,860 11.08 15.26 $21.96 $45,680
Racine, WI 620 8.47 11.66 $18.56 $38,610
Gadsden, AL 280 8.05 11.09 $11.76 $24,460
Sheboygan, WI 440 7.55 10.39 $17.90 $37,230
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 440 7.18 9.89 $20.21 $42,030
Appleton, WI 670 5.72 7.88 $16.18 $33,660
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 470 5.28 7.26 $15.98 $33,250
Williamsport, PA 260 4.95 6.82 $13.29 $27,650
Manchester, NH 510 4.93 6.78 $22.25 $46,290




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)
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 40 0.34 0.46 $24.19 $50,300
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.34 0.47 $22.59 $47,000
Columbia, MO 140 1.51 2.08 $22.46 $46,710
Manchester, NH 510 4.93 6.78 $22.25 $46,290
Reading, PA 1,860 11.08 15.26 $21.96 $45,680
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 230 0.73 1.01 $21.74 $45,220
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 870 1.54 2.12 $20.97 $43,630
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $20.94 $43,550
Tucson, AZ 80 0.22 0.30 $20.81 $43,280
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 160 0.76 1.05 $20.68 $43,020

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 2,260 9.57 13.17 $16.65 $34,640
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,990 7.26 9.99 $16.11 $33,510
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 1,320 4.48 6.17 $16.65 $34,630
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 1,170 5.21 7.17 $15.47 $32,170
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 730 4.66 6.41 $14.84 $30,870

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 2,260 9.57 13.17 $16.65 $34,640
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,990 7.26 9.99 $16.11 $33,510
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 330 7.21 9.92 $16.78 $34,900
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 530 6.22 8.56 $14.83 $30,840
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 360 5.62 7.74 $16.32 $33,950

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.43 0.60 $22.38 $46,560
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 270 0.96 1.33 $19.56 $40,680
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 140 0.82 1.13 $19.51 $40,580
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.65 0.90 $19.50 $40,560
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 2.43 3.35 $19.34 $40,220


About May 2014 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015