Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend lathe and turning machines to turn, bore, thread, form, or face metal or plastic materials, such as wire, rod, or bar stock.


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)
40,970 2.6 % $17.23 $35,830 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.83 $13.33 $16.66 $20.66 $24.78
Annual Wage (2) $22,540 $27,730 $34,650 $42,980 $51,540


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)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 12,780 4.23 $17.06 $35,490
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 4,100 2.06 $19.08 $39,690
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 3,660 1.50 $15.59 $32,420
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 2,510 0.61 $16.85 $35,040
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,100 1.37 $17.35 $36,090

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 12,780 4.23 $17.06 $35,490
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 4,100 2.06 $19.08 $39,690
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 1,380 1.54 $18.21 $37,870
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 3,660 1.50 $15.59 $32,420
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,100 1.37 $17.35 $36,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ship and Boat Building 50 0.04 $22.92 $47,680
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,340 0.28 $20.79 $43,240
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 360 0.43 $19.50 $40,560
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 100 0.03 $19.48 $40,520
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing (8) (8) $19.47 $40,500


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)
Illinois 4,950 0.90 2.78 $18.31 $38,080
Texas 4,350 0.43 1.34 $15.24 $31,700
California 3,440 0.25 0.76 $17.92 $37,270
Ohio 3,000 0.61 1.89 $16.34 $33,980
Pennsylvania 2,430 0.44 1.38 $17.79 $36,990




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)
Illinois 4,950 0.90 2.78 $18.31 $38,080
Connecticut 1,200 0.75 2.34 $19.28 $40,100
Wisconsin 1,820 0.70 2.17 $18.42 $38,310
Indiana 1,790 0.66 2.04 $16.14 $33,570
Ohio 3,000 0.61 1.89 $16.34 $33,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 270 0.10 0.31 $22.73 $47,290
North Dakota 100 0.30 0.92 $21.50 $44,720
Oregon 300 0.19 0.59 $21.09 $43,860
Massachusetts 1,080 0.35 1.08 $20.51 $42,650
Minnesota 790 0.31 0.96 $19.84 $41,270

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-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,420 0.68 2.12 $17.10 $35,560
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,330 0.93 2.90 $15.01 $31,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.33 1.04 $17.20 $35,770
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 980 1.01 3.13 $16.82 $34,980
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 800 0.58 1.81 $18.12 $37,680
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 720 1.31 4.07 $18.85 $39,210
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 660 0.84 2.62 $18.93 $39,380
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 620 0.61 1.88 $17.77 $36,960
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 590 0.35 1.09 $20.62 $42,900
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 480 0.27 0.83 $21.53 $44,770




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)
Columbus, IN 140 3.65 11.31 $15.18 $31,580
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 280 2.79 8.65 $18.25 $37,950
Jackson, MI 130 2.70 8.38 $16.72 $34,770
Rockford, IL 350 2.59 8.03 $17.31 $36,000
Springfield, OH 100 2.19 6.78 $15.85 $32,960
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 300 1.68 5.22 $15.03 $31,250
Peoria, IL 280 1.65 5.13 $21.15 $44,000
Rocky Mount, NC 80 1.41 4.37 $16.84 $35,030
Johnson City, TN 100 1.37 4.25 $14.83 $30,840
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 720 1.31 4.07 $18.85 $39,210




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)
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 40 0.29 0.90 $24.60 $51,170
Ann Arbor, MI 80 0.44 1.36 $24.44 $50,830
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 190 0.22 0.68 $23.33 $48,530
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 240 0.18 0.56 $23.14 $48,120
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 200 0.48 1.50 $22.46 $46,720
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 440 0.27 0.82 $21.81 $45,370
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 250 0.26 0.80 $21.57 $44,860
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 480 0.27 0.83 $21.53 $44,770
Peoria, IL 280 1.65 5.13 $21.15 $44,000
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 120 0.14 0.44 $20.97 $43,610

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 540 2.01 6.23 $13.94 $28,990
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 530 3.42 10.60 $16.26 $33,820
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 350 2.31 7.16 $18.59 $38,660
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 300 2.88 8.93 $24.38 $50,700
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area 300 2.04 6.32 $14.92 $31,040

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 Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 530 3.42 10.60 $16.26 $33,820
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 300 2.88 8.93 $24.38 $50,700
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 350 2.31 7.16 $18.59 $38,660
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area 300 2.04 6.32 $14.92 $31,040
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 540 2.01 6.23 $13.94 $28,990

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)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 300 2.88 8.93 $24.38 $50,700
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.85 $47,530
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.55 $42,740
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 1.35 $19.56 $40,680
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 350 2.31 7.16 $18.59 $38,660


About May 2010 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:

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May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011