Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice materials, such as glass, stone, cork, rubber, tobacco, food, paper, or insulating material. Excludes "Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-7040), "Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic" (51-4031), and "Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-6062).


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)
62,570 2.0 % $15.85 $32,970 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.93 $12.12 $15.40 $18.81 $22.81
Annual Wage (2) $20,660 $25,210 $32,040 $39,130 $47,450


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)
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 12,270 4.56 $16.40 $34,100
Printing and Related Support Activities 6,430 1.41 $16.36 $34,030
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 5,410 7.51 $15.38 $32,000
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 5,120 1.06 $14.02 $29,160
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,860 0.72 $14.56 $30,280

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 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 5,410 7.51 $15.38 $32,000
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 260 6.85 $13.80 $28,710
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 12,270 4.56 $16.40 $34,100
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 3,070 3.75 $15.88 $33,030
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 450 3.39 $18.79 $39,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 170 0.23 $21.09 $43,860
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $20.45 $42,540
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 3,280 3.13 $20.12 $41,840
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 60 0.10 $19.47 $40,490
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 450 3.39 $18.79 $39,090


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 5,280 0.35 0.75 $14.65 $30,470
North Carolina 3,910 0.97 2.09 $15.70 $32,650
Texas 3,760 0.34 0.72 $13.55 $28,180
Wisconsin 3,680 1.35 2.92 $16.28 $33,850
Ohio 3,360 0.65 1.39 $15.05 $31,310




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)
South Dakota 620 1.52 3.28 $15.85 $32,970
Arkansas 1,650 1.42 3.07 $15.15 $31,520
Wisconsin 3,680 1.35 2.92 $16.28 $33,850
North Carolina 3,910 0.97 2.09 $15.70 $32,650
Vermont 280 0.94 2.03 $15.37 $31,970




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 1,760 0.48 1.04 $20.21 $42,030
Louisiana (8) (8) (8) $19.18 $39,900
Maine 430 0.73 1.58 $19.05 $39,620
Minnesota 2,130 0.78 1.68 $18.85 $39,200
Nevada 220 0.19 0.41 $18.09 $37,630





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,160 0.53 1.15 $13.96 $29,040
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,460 0.39 0.84 $15.55 $32,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,170 0.49 1.06 $15.01 $31,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,150 0.63 1.36 $18.12 $37,700
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 870 0.39 0.84 $15.01 $31,220
St. Louis, MO-IL 830 0.63 1.36 $17.08 $35,520
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 770 0.14 0.31 $16.06 $33,400
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 740 0.49 1.06 $18.13 $37,700
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 720 0.71 1.53 $14.41 $29,960
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 690 4.76 10.28 $14.41 $29,970




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)
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 340 5.66 12.22 $12.09 $25,150
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 690 4.76 10.28 $14.41 $29,970
Fond du Lac, WI 170 3.82 8.25 $15.86 $33,000
Appleton, WI 430 3.69 7.97 $17.88 $37,200
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 310 3.38 7.30 $17.08 $35,520
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 370 3.05 6.59 $13.09 $27,230
Wausau, WI 190 2.88 6.21 $15.72 $32,700
Green Bay, WI 440 2.65 5.72 $16.03 $33,350
Fort Smith, AR-OK 290 2.53 5.46 $14.15 $29,430
Anderson, SC 140 2.28 4.92 $15.31 $31,850




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)
Longview, WA 50 1.33 2.86 $23.69 $49,280
Harrisonburg, VA 130 2.12 4.58 $22.00 $45,760
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 40 0.34 0.74 $21.44 $44,600
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 210 0.69 1.49 $21.04 $43,760
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 170 0.82 1.77 $20.24 $42,100
Muncie, IN 30 0.68 1.48 $19.81 $41,200
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $19.42 $40,390
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 120 0.36 0.78 $19.38 $40,310
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 80 0.64 1.39 $19.23 $40,010
St. Cloud, MN 110 1.05 2.27 $19.22 $39,970

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 North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 610 2.04 4.40 $19.03 $39,590
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 550 2.00 4.32 $14.97 $31,150
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 480 1.64 3.53 $13.95 $29,010
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 470 2.70 5.84 $13.78 $28,670
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 400 3.17 6.85 $17.00 $35,370

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 Idaho nonmetropolitan area 160 3.28 7.07 $10.35 $21,530
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 400 3.17 6.85 $17.00 $35,370
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 190 2.88 6.22 $16.04 $33,360
South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area 60 2.78 6.00 $14.62 $30,420
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 470 2.70 5.84 $13.78 $28,670

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)
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.68 1.47 $23.55 $48,980
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 240 1.70 3.68 $22.50 $46,800
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 280 1.44 3.11 $20.25 $42,120
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.10 $41,810
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 100 0.73 1.58 $20.07 $41,740


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.

(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