Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines. May operate CNC equipment.


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)
75,540 2.4 % $13.98 $29,090 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.32 $10.83 $13.37 $16.60 $19.69
Annual Wage (2) $19,380 $22,520 $27,820 $34,520 $40,960


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)
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 32,810 15.31 $13.46 $28,000
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 14,000 5.92 $14.00 $29,130
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 10,090 13.74 $14.40 $29,950
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 5,860 6.40 $14.59 $30,340
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 4,950 4.74 $14.94 $31,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 32,810 15.31 $13.46 $28,000
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 10,090 13.74 $14.40 $29,950
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 5,860 6.40 $14.59 $30,340
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 14,000 5.92 $14.00 $29,130
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 4,950 4.74 $14.94 $31,070

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 50 0.05 $19.81 $41,190
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $19.48 $40,520
Logging 40 0.07 $17.73 $36,870
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 100 0.01 $17.46 $36,310
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 130 0.09 $17.24 $35,860


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)
North Carolina 6,480 1.57 2.87 $13.21 $27,470
Wisconsin 4,970 1.79 3.27 $14.19 $29,510
Pennsylvania 4,940 0.87 1.58 $14.87 $30,930
Indiana 4,470 1.52 2.77 $14.34 $29,820
Ohio 4,320 0.82 1.49 $14.12 $29,370




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)
Vermont 550 1.82 3.32 $13.71 $28,510
South Dakota 740 1.80 3.29 $13.41 $27,890
Wisconsin 4,970 1.79 3.27 $14.19 $29,510
North Carolina 6,480 1.57 2.87 $13.21 $27,470
Indiana 4,470 1.52 2.77 $14.34 $29,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 280 0.17 0.31 $17.58 $36,570
Montana 480 1.08 1.98 $17.25 $35,880
Washington 2,280 0.76 1.40 $17.12 $35,610
New Jersey 240 0.06 0.11 $16.50 $34,310
Oregon 2,550 1.47 2.68 $16.48 $34,290





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-Roswell, GA 1,330 0.53 0.98 $14.01 $29,140
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,120 7.71 14.07 $13.64 $28,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.25 0.46 $14.22 $29,580
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 970 1.55 2.83 $14.81 $30,810
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 860 0.56 1.03 $16.40 $34,110
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 840 0.13 0.24 $17.01 $35,390
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 820 1.57 2.86 $13.38 $27,830
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 800 0.61 1.12 $12.31 $25,600
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 800 0.72 1.31 $12.79 $26,600
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 750 0.40 0.73 $15.38 $31,980




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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,120 7.71 14.07 $13.64 $28,380
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 730 5.90 10.78 $15.96 $33,190
Grants Pass, OR 120 4.95 9.03 $14.35 $29,850
Morristown, TN 180 4.26 7.77 $9.83 $20,440
Wausau, WI 260 3.84 7.01 $15.92 $33,120
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 250 3.73 6.81 $10.93 $22,740
Dubuque, IA 180 3.19 5.82 $13.68 $28,450
Glens Falls, NY 160 3.01 5.50 $14.59 $30,340
Rochester, MN 330 2.94 5.36 $13.97 $29,070
Lancaster, PA 670 2.90 5.30 $16.82 $34,980