Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
56,560 2.1 % $15.55 $32,340 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.77 $11.96 $15.11 $18.56 $22.25
Annual Wage (2) $20,320 $24,870 $31,430 $38,600 $46,280


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 11,410 4.16 $16.83 $35,010
Printing and Related Support Activities 6,070 1.30 $15.89 $33,060
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 5,020 1.04 $13.07 $27,190
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 4,030 5.92 $15.15 $31,510
Rubber Product Manufacturing 3,350 2.60 $18.46 $38,400

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 210 6.21 $13.02 $27,090
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 4,030 5.92 $15.15 $31,510
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 11,410 4.16 $16.83 $35,010
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 2,480 3.11 $15.23 $31,670
Rubber Product Manufacturing 3,350 2.60 $18.46 $38,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 80 0.09 $20.70 $43,050
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $20.44 $42,510
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 2,800 2.60 $20.10 $41,810
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 120 0.13 $18.90 $39,300
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 100 0.86 $18.57 $38,630


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 4,580 0.32 0.74 $14.47 $30,090
Wisconsin 3,250 1.22 2.80 $16.21 $33,710
Texas 3,090 0.29 0.67 $13.82 $28,750
Pennsylvania 3,060 0.55 1.26 $16.09 $33,470
North Carolina 2,930 0.75 1.74 $15.67 $32,600




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 1,560 1.35 3.11 $17.57 $36,550
Wisconsin 3,250 1.22 2.80 $16.21 $33,710
South Dakota 480 1.21 2.79 $15.34 $31,900
Nebraska 1,000 1.10 2.53 $15.90 $33,080
Kentucky 1,840 1.04 2.40 $14.67 $30,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 490 0.84 1.93 $18.89 $39,300
Delaware 120 0.30 0.69 $18.74 $38,970
Minnesota 2,100 0.80 1.83 $18.09 $37,630
Arkansas 1,560 1.35 3.11 $17.57 $36,550
Massachusetts 1,370 0.43 0.99 $17.29 $35,970





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 1,860 0.48 1.11 $13.73 $28,550
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,560 0.43 0.99 $15.47 $32,180
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,160 0.66 1.53 $17.43 $36,250
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 800 0.16 0.36 $15.17 $31,560
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 790 0.38 0.87 $15.06 $31,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 730 0.32 0.74 $15.57 $32,380
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 690 0.38 0.88 $17.67 $36,760
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 660 0.47 1.08 $18.87 $39,250
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 630 0.74 1.70 $18.08 $37,610
Columbia, SC 610 1.81 4.16 $15.91 $33,100




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)
Sheboygan, WI 300 5.41 12.47 $16.31 $33,920
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 270 4.67 10.76 $13.58 $28,240
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 470 3.27 7.52 $14.06 $29,240
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 340 3.11 7.16 $13.06 $27,170
Fort Smith, AR-OK 330 2.88 6.63 $11.44 $23,800
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 130 2.70 6.21 $16.90 $35,160
Appleton, WI 300 2.58 5.95 $17.23 $35,840
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 480 2.34 5.39 (8) (8)
Fond du Lac, WI 100 2.27 5.24 $15.55 $32,350
Wausau, WI 140 2.20 5.07 $14.31 $29,760




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)
Decatur, AL 40 0.78 1.80 $22.25 $46,290
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 160 0.52 1.20 $21.36 $44,430
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 40 0.29 0.67 $19.86 $41,310
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 160 0.80 1.85 $19.36 $40,270
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.41 0.94 $19.03 $39,580
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 100 0.30 0.69 $18.98 $39,480
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 190 2.15 4.95 $18.88 $39,270
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 660 0.47 1.08 $18.87 $39,250
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 50 0.28 0.65 $18.83 $39,160
Wichita, KS 100 0.36 0.82 $18.52 $38,530

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 560 2.54 5.85 $15.69 $32,640
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 530 1.81 4.18 $18.25 $37,960
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 460 5.02 11.57 $17.90 $37,220
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 440 2.06 4.74 $11.92 $24,800
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 420 2.42 5.58 $16.43 $34,180

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)
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 460 5.02 11.57 $17.90 $37,220
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 390 2.77 6.38 $17.26 $35,890
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 380 2.59 5.97 $12.67 $26,360
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 560 2.54 5.85 $15.69 $32,640
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 420 2.42 5.58 $16.43 $34,180

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 (8) (8) (8) $21.48 $44,680
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 370 1.94 4.47 $19.64 $40,850
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 110 0.67 1.53 $19.62 $40,800
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 0.71 1.64 $19.31 $40,160
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 290 1.53 3.53 $18.77 $39,040


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