Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend forging machines to taper, shape, or form metal or plastic parts.


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)
22,270 4.8 % $16.74 $34,830 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.28 $12.77 $16.37 $20.11 $23.38
Annual Wage (2) $21,370 $26,570 $34,060 $41,830 $48,620


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)
Forging and Stamping 4,790 4.92 $17.60 $36,610
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,790 0.74 $14.45 $30,060
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 3,080 0.65 $16.74 $34,820
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 1,910 0.53 $17.24 $35,870
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,190 0.45 $16.57 $34,460

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Forging and Stamping 4,790 4.92 $17.60 $36,610
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 480 1.16 $16.02 $33,320
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 430 1.08 $18.24 $37,930
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 600 1.02 $20.46 $42,550
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,790 0.74 $14.45 $30,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 370 0.02 $23.98 $49,870
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 600 1.02 $20.46 $42,550
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 340 0.07 $20.25 $42,130
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 200 0.21 $19.42 $40,400
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 70 0.04 $19.18 $39,900


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)
Michigan 3,600 0.92 5.37 $15.76 $32,790
California 2,370 0.17 0.97 $16.53 $34,380
Ohio 1,680 0.33 1.95 $15.78 $32,830
Texas 1,630 0.15 0.90 $15.42 $32,070
Pennsylvania 1,510 0.27 1.58 $18.92 $39,340




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)
Michigan 3,600 0.92 5.37 $15.76 $32,790
Kentucky 800 0.45 2.64 $17.28 $35,940
Indiana 1,190 0.42 2.47 $16.89 $35,130
Ohio 1,680 0.33 1.95 $15.78 $32,830
Pennsylvania 1,510 0.27 1.58 $18.92 $39,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 290 0.16 0.95 $24.18 $50,300
Massachusetts 470 0.15 0.86 $22.69 $47,190
Minnesota 350 0.13 0.77 $19.76 $41,110
Alabama 230 0.13 0.74 $19.29 $40,120
Pennsylvania 1,510 0.27 1.58 $18.92 $39,340





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 1,140 0.30 1.73 $16.27 $33,830
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,110 1.04 6.07 $14.31 $29,760
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 880 0.33 1.94 $14.85 $30,890
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 690 0.19 1.10 $16.63 $34,590
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 440 0.38 2.21 $17.29 $35,960
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 360 0.37 2.14 $17.93 $37,300
Pittsburgh, PA 310 0.28 1.62 $17.77 $36,970
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 290 0.17 0.98 $20.16 $41,940
Toledo, OH 290 0.99 5.80 $13.35 $27,760
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 270 0.05 0.30 $19.70 $40,970




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)
Columbus, IN 230 5.16 30.17 $17.65 $36,710
Canton-Massillon, OH 190 1.19 6.95 $14.88 $30,950
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 130 1.05 6.12 $18.21 $37,870
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,110 1.04 6.07 $14.31 $29,760
Rockford, IL 150 1.04 6.08 $20.44 $42,520
Toledo, OH 290 0.99 5.80 $13.35 $27,760
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 50 0.83 4.86 $11.24 $23,380
Worcester, MA-CT 160 0.64 3.75 $30.22 $62,860
Lexington-Fayette, KY 140 0.59 3.43 $14.79 $30,770
Waterbury, CT 40 0.57 3.36 $17.12 $35,610




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)
Worcester, MA-CT 160 0.64 3.75 $30.22 $62,860
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 40 0.25 1.45 $23.42 $48,720
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 210 0.11 0.66 $22.90 $47,640
Rockford, IL 150 1.04 6.08 $20.44 $42,520
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.35 $20.24 $42,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 290 0.17 0.98 $20.16 $41,940
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 140 0.17 0.98 $19.78 $41,140
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 270 0.05 0.30 $19.70 $40,970
Greensboro-High Point, NC 50 0.14 0.83 $19.52 $40,610
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 120 0.57 3.31 $19.23 $40,000

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 Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 290 1.80 10.54 $18.52 $38,510
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 240 1.06 6.23 $14.94 $31,070
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.76 4.48 $13.42 $27,900
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 210 1.05 6.14 $15.94 $33,160
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 200 1.18 6.88 $21.94 $45,630

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 290 1.80 10.54 $18.52 $38,510
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 200 1.18 6.88 $21.94 $45,630
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 180 1.08 6.31 $11.16 $23,200
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 240 1.06 6.23 $14.94 $31,070
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 210 1.05 6.14 $15.94 $33,160

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 200 1.18 6.88 $21.94 $45,630
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 1.53 $18.64 $38,780
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 290 1.80 10.54 $18.52 $38,510
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.77 4.53 $17.94 $37,320
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.64 3.75 $17.60 $36,620


About May 2012 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.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013