Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber.


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)
29,320 2.4 % $16.03 $33,340 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.56 $11.81 $15.31 $19.29 $23.62
Annual Wage (2) $19,890 $24,570 $31,830 $40,110 $49,130


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)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,670 4.00 $17.68 $36,780
Grain and Oilseed Milling 2,760 4.61 $16.72 $34,780
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,680 3.93 $14.86 $30,900
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,370 0.28 $13.07 $27,180
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 1,340 1.68 $15.00 $31,200

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 2,760 4.61 $16.72 $34,780
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,670 4.00 $17.68 $36,780
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,680 3.93 $14.86 $30,900
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 310 2.61 $17.51 $36,410
Animal Food Manufacturing 1,150 2.19 $13.38 $27,830

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $25.99 $54,050
Metal Ore Mining 590 1.39 $23.07 $47,980
Support Activities for Mining 70 0.02 $22.84 $47,500
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $22.20 $46,170
Coal Mining 460 0.53 $22.00 $45,760


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 2,100 0.15 0.65 $15.58 $32,400
Texas 2,060 0.19 0.87 $13.21 $27,470
New York 1,500 0.18 0.78 $16.11 $33,520
Indiana 1,390 0.49 2.20 $15.81 $32,880
Wisconsin 1,310 0.49 2.18 $15.93 $33,130




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)
Wyoming 250 0.90 4.02 $25.09 $52,190
Vermont 200 0.69 3.07 $16.35 $34,000
Idaho 370 0.62 2.75 $15.73 $32,720
Iowa 820 0.56 2.47 $16.59 $34,510
Alabama 920 0.50 2.23 $15.67 $32,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 160 0.49 2.19 $26.01 $54,090
Wyoming 250 0.90 4.02 $25.09 $52,190
Hawaii 50 0.09 0.39 $21.21 $44,120
South Carolina 280 0.16 0.70 $19.40 $40,340
Minnesota 910 0.34 1.53 $19.19 $39,910





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 470 0.18 0.80 $13.48 $28,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.11 0.48 $14.11 $29,350
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 410 0.23 1.04 $19.53 $40,620
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 390 0.11 0.48 $17.45 $36,300
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 390 0.08 0.34 $14.97 $31,140
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 390 0.43 1.92 $16.20 $33,690
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 330 0.16 0.70 $11.77 $24,480
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 300 0.13 0.56 $10.59 $22,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 300 0.13 0.58 $12.72 $26,460
Rochester, NY 290 0.59 2.61 $15.45 $32,140




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)
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 220 3.13 13.92 $19.01 $39,530
Grand Forks, ND-MN 100 2.09 9.31 $17.65 $36,720
Chico, CA 140 2.07 9.20 $11.96 $24,870
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 90 1.61 7.15 $16.33 $33,970
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 160 1.55 6.90 $12.84 $26,710
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 60 1.34 5.97 $16.00 $33,290
Medford, OR 70 1.00 4.44 $18.02 $37,480
Wausau, WI 60 0.96 4.29 $14.09 $29,310
Duluth, MN-WI 110 0.91 4.05 $22.59 $46,980
Lake Havasu City - Kingman, AZ 40 0.82 3.65 $19.53 $40,620




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)
Battle Creek, MI 40 0.73 3.25 $22.71 $47,240
Duluth, MN-WI 110 0.91 4.05 $22.59 $46,980
Eugene-Springfield, OR 70 0.50 2.20 $22.00 $45,750
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 140 0.20 0.91 $22.00 $45,750
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 30 0.16 0.72 $20.19 $41,990
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 180 0.25 1.10 $20.15 $41,910
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.24 $20.06 $41,730
Glens Falls, NY 40 0.76 3.39 $19.85 $41,280
Honolulu, HI 40 0.10 0.44 $19.64 $40,850
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 410 0.23 1.04 $19.53 $40,620

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)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 200 1.32 5.89 $14.53 $30,220
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.50 2.21 $13.92 $28,960
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 180 0.72 3.22 $13.74 $28,590
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 180 1.81 8.06 $14.55 $30,260
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.84 3.74 $14.24 $29,610

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 2.48 11.00 $25.66 $53,380
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 2.15 9.56 $17.20 $35,770
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 2.15 9.56 $12.12 $25,210
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 120 2.09 9.30 $20.80 $43,270
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 100 1.99 8.84 $27.66 $57,530

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)
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 100 1.99 8.84 $27.66 $57,530
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 2.48 11.00 $25.66 $53,380
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 1.43 6.36 $25.60 $53,240
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.89 3.96 $24.78 $51,540
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 1.89 $23.68 $49,250


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.

(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 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