Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
59,450 2.1 % $15.64 $32,520 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.85 $12.05 $15.29 $18.55 $22.33
Annual Wage (2) $20,480 $25,060 $31,810 $38,580 $46,450


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 11,130 4.12 $16.56 $34,450
Printing and Related Support Activities 6,290 1.38 $16.20 $33,700
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 5,400 1.12 $13.39 $27,840
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 4,850 6.90 $14.84 $30,870
Rubber Product Manufacturing 3,890 2.97 $19.31 $40,160

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 330 9.41 $14.91 $31,020
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 4,850 6.90 $14.84 $30,870
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 11,130 4.12 $16.56 $34,450
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 2,740 3.39 $15.68 $32,610
Rubber Product Manufacturing 3,890 2.97 $19.31 $40,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $21.11 $43,920
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 2,520 2.37 $19.67 $40,920
Rubber Product Manufacturing 3,890 2.97 $19.31 $40,160
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 40 0.12 $19.28 $40,110
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 50 0.09 $19.27 $40,090


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 5,240 0.36 0.79 $14.18 $29,490
Texas 3,380 0.31 0.69 $13.18 $27,420
Wisconsin 3,230 1.19 2.66 $16.35 $34,020
North Carolina 3,080 0.78 1.74 $15.19 $31,590
Ohio 3,070 0.60 1.34 $15.00 $31,200




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)
Arkansas 1,730 1.50 3.35 $16.68 $34,690
South Dakota 570 1.40 3.13 $15.56 $32,370
Wisconsin 3,230 1.19 2.66 $16.35 $34,020
Vermont 330 1.11 2.48 $15.18 $31,570
Kentucky 1,830 1.03 2.29 $15.41 $32,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 510 0.88 1.95 $19.24 $40,020
Virginia 1,820 0.50 1.12 $19.15 $39,820
Delaware 90 0.22 0.49 $18.20 $37,850
Minnesota 1,850 0.69 1.54 $18.05 $37,540
Oklahoma 900 0.57 1.28 $17.67 $36,760





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 2,330 0.59 1.31 $13.73 $28,560
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.33 0.75 $16.27 $33,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,020 0.57 1.27 $17.39 $36,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,000 0.43 0.96 $15.96 $33,190
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 780 0.77 1.71 $15.24 $31,700
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 760 0.42 0.93 $17.73 $36,880
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 750 0.14 0.32 $15.92 $33,110
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 750 0.35 0.78 $14.31 $29,760
St. Louis, MO-IL 680 0.53 1.18 $17.49 $36,390
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 630 0.64 1.42 $15.95 $33,180




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 560 3.92 8.75 $14.16 $29,450
Appleton, WI 420 3.62 8.06 $18.26 $37,990
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 210 3.56 7.95 $13.12 $27,280
Wausau, WI 220 3.36 7.50 $14.40 $29,940
Fort Smith, AR-OK 290 2.56 5.72 $11.32 $23,540
Fond du Lac, WI 110 2.36 5.27 $15.60 $32,450
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 190 2.35 5.24 $15.45 $32,130
Glens Falls, NY 120 2.24 4.99 $14.37 $29,890
Anderson, SC 130 2.22 4.96 $15.00 $31,190
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 220 1.95 4.34 $11.87 $24,690




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)
Longview, WA 40 1.22 2.73 $23.23 $48,310
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 170 0.55 1.22 $22.12 $46,020
Duluth, MN-WI 40 0.30 0.66 $21.61 $44,960
Muncie, IN 30 0.73 1.62 $21.23 $44,150
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 40 0.31 0.69 $20.40 $42,420
New Haven, CT 150 0.55 1.23 $19.06 $39,650
St. Cloud, MN 70 0.76 1.70 $18.99 $39,510
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 150 0.76 1.69 $18.95 $39,410
Spokane, WA (8) (8) (8) $18.94 $39,400
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 170 1.81 4.05 $18.86 $39,220

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 590 3.98 8.88 $14.56 $30,280
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 540 1.89 4.21 $13.47 $28,020
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 520 1.75 3.91 $18.86 $39,230
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 490 1.83 4.08 $15.41 $32,050
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 370 1.94 4.32 $20.08 $41,770

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 Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 590 3.98 8.88 $14.56 $30,280
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 320 3.95 8.81 $13.67 $28,430
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 340 2.70 6.03 $16.78 $34,890
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 170 2.61 5.82 $15.21 $31,630
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 330 2.14 4.78 $14.04 $29,190

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 1.51 $24.14 $50,210
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 0.98 $21.52 $44,760
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.58 1.30 $20.48 $42,590
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 370 1.94 4.32 $20.08 $41,770
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.48 1.07 $19.15 $39,830


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.

(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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