Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. May operate CNC equipment. Includes lead sawyers.


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)
42,210 2.3 % $13.47 $28,010 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.70 $10.22 $12.79 $16.16 $19.37
Annual Wage (2) $18,100 $21,270 $26,600 $33,600 $40,280


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)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 15,690 18.37 $13.86 $28,830
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 11,370 5.75 $12.39 $25,770
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 4,030 6.11 $14.05 $29,220
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 4,000 1.81 $13.55 $28,190
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 1,700 0.90 $13.41 $27,890

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 15,690 18.37 $13.86 $28,830
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 4,030 6.11 $14.05 $29,220
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 11,370 5.75 $12.39 $25,770
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 4,000 1.81 $13.55 $28,190
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,370 1.37 $14.36 $29,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 160 0.15 $22.29 $46,370
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 30 0.01 $20.25 $42,120
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 40 (7) $17.98 $37,400
Direct Selling Establishments (8) (8) $17.15 $35,680
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers 140 0.11 $15.78 $32,820


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 2,720 0.18 0.58 $13.82 $28,750
Alabama 2,590 1.40 4.41 $12.94 $26,920
Texas 2,370 0.22 0.68 $12.04 $25,040
Pennsylvania 2,300 0.41 1.29 $13.24 $27,530
North Carolina 2,190 0.55 1.74 $13.17 $27,380




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)
Idaho 980 1.61 5.04 $13.40 $27,880
Mississippi 1,700 1.56 4.92 $12.01 $24,980
Alabama 2,590 1.40 4.41 $12.94 $26,920
Maine 720 1.24 3.90 $14.11 $29,350
Oregon 1,770 1.08 3.38 $16.31 $33,930




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,850 0.66 2.06 $17.48 $36,350
Vermont 140 0.49 1.52 $17.06 $35,490
Montana 290 0.66 2.08 $17.00 $35,370
Oregon 1,770 1.08 3.38 $16.31 $33,930
New Jersey 290 0.07 0.23 $15.26 $31,740





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 570 0.25 0.77 $13.26 $27,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 480 0.12 0.38 $12.24 $25,450
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 470 3.27 10.28 $13.50 $28,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 450 0.25 0.80 $16.00 $33,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 440 0.21 0.64 $12.45 $25,910
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 430 0.36 1.13 $13.70 $28,500
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 430 0.42 1.32 $15.85 $32,960
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 390 0.80 2.50 $11.75 $24,430
Richmond, VA 390 0.64 2.02 $12.08 $25,120
Greensboro-High Point, NC 370 1.07 3.37 $12.96 $26,950




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)
Longview, WA 130 3.74 11.73 $18.77 $39,040
Tuscaloosa, AL 320 3.44 10.81 $15.89 $33,050
Coeur d'Alene, ID 180 3.41 10.70 $14.75 $30,690
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 470 3.27 10.28 $13.50 $28,080
Decatur, AL 160 3.03 9.51 $16.25 $33,800
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 140 2.65 8.33 $10.89 $22,650
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 220 1.96 6.16 $12.61 $26,230
Danville, VA 70 1.92 6.02 $12.32 $25,620
Eugene-Springfield, OR 260 1.90 5.98 $18.00 $37,450
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 70 1.69 5.32 $17.45 $36,300




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)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $21.05 $43,790
Longview, WA 130 3.74 11.73 $18.77 $39,040
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.06 0.20 $18.68 $38,850
Eugene-Springfield, OR 260 1.90 5.98 $18.00 $37,450
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 250 0.17 0.54 $17.96 $37,350
Jacksonville, FL 110 0.18 0.58 $17.58 $36,560
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 250 0.95 2.99 $17.49 $36,380
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 70 1.69 5.32 $17.45 $36,300
Medford, OR 80 1.03 3.24 $17.45 $36,290
Corvallis, OR 40 1.34 4.21 $17.41 $36,220

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 920 4.29 13.49 $12.72 $26,450
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 660 2.37 7.45 $12.74 $26,500
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 650 5.11 16.04 $11.72 $24,370
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 640 2.68 8.43 $12.64 $26,280
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 630 5.05 15.87 $12.40 $25,800

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)
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 480 7.71 24.22 $18.16 $37,780
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 320 6.98 21.92 $14.70 $30,580
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 340 5.40 16.97 $10.76 $22,380
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 650 5.11 16.04 $11.72 $24,370
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 630 5.05 15.87 $12.40 $25,800

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)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.67 2.12 $20.78 $43,220
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 140 2.97 9.34 $18.65 $38,790
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 100 1.00 0.00 $18.29 $38,040
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 480 7.71 24.22 $18.16 $37,780
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.79 2.47 $18.05 $37,550


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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