Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend milling or planing machines to mill, plane, shape, groove, or profile metal or plastic work pieces.


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)
19,750 3.8 % $19.05 $39,620 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.46 $14.47 $18.39 $22.86 $28.23
Annual Wage (2) $23,830 $30,100 $38,250 $47,540 $58,720


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 4,140 1.10 $18.56 $38,600
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 1,940 0.78 $22.78 $47,370
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,410 0.77 $18.54 $38,560
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,050 0.21 $23.70 $49,300
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 900 0.33 $18.59 $38,670

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 730 1.21 $18.61 $38,700
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 4,140 1.10 $18.56 $38,600
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 490 0.79 $21.22 $44,140
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 1,940 0.78 $22.78 $47,370
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,410 0.77 $18.54 $38,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 250 0.59 $24.43 $50,820
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,050 0.21 $23.70 $49,300
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 80 0.03 $23.26 $48,380
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 1,940 0.78 $22.78 $47,370
Grain and Oilseed Milling 40 0.07 $21.41 $44,540


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 2,880 0.19 1.30 $18.37 $38,220
Texas 2,760 0.24 1.66 $20.55 $42,740
Pennsylvania 1,220 0.21 1.49 $21.98 $45,710
Ohio 1,200 0.23 1.59 $18.40 $38,270
Michigan 1,000 0.24 1.69 $16.56 $34,450



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)
Vermont 170 0.55 3.87 $15.56 $32,360
Massachusetts 910 0.27 1.87 $22.72 $47,250
Texas 2,760 0.24 1.66 $20.55 $42,740
Michigan 1,000 0.24 1.69 $16.56 $34,450
Indiana 690 0.24 1.64 $17.99 $37,410



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 90 0.04 0.25 $23.87 $49,650
Washington 370 0.12 0.86 $23.59 $49,060
Massachusetts 910 0.27 1.87 $22.72 $47,250
West Virginia 40 0.05 0.35 $22.34 $46,470
Maine 40 0.07 0.51 $22.17 $46,120




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-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,530 0.52 3.65 $21.37 $44,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 920 0.22 1.56 $19.37 $40,290
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 630 0.41 2.87 $16.63 $34,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 430 0.23 1.61 $17.24 $35,850
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 430 0.44 3.10 $20.78 $43,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 390 0.30 2.09 $16.77 $34,880
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 360 0.10 0.69 $19.26 $40,060
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 300 0.25 1.76 $15.24 $31,710
Springfield, MA-CT 280 0.89 6.22 $22.93 $47,690
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 260 0.26 1.78 $19.08 $39,690



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)
Springfield, MA-CT 280 0.89 6.22 $22.93 $47,690
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 40 0.72 4.99 $17.24 $35,860
York-Hanover, PA 120 0.69 4.83 $19.71 $41,000
Lynchburg, VA 70 0.68 4.73 $19.24 $40,030
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,530 0.52 3.65 $21.37 $44,440
Terre Haute, IN 30 0.48 3.32 $17.79 $37,010
Reading, PA 80 0.45 3.15 $18.79 $39,080
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 230 0.44 3.08 $18.45 $38,380
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 430 0.44 3.10 $20.78 $43,220
Erie, PA 50 0.42 2.96 $19.10 $39,730



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)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 80 0.13 0.92 $27.51 $57,230
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.17 1.16 $25.74 $53,540
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 100 0.24 1.69 $25.62 $53,300
Wichita, KS 100 0.33 2.30 $24.11 $50,150
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.08 0.55 $24.03 $49,990
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 170 0.09 0.66 $23.98 $49,870
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 50 0.04 0.25 $23.95 $49,820
Pittsburgh, PA 140 0.13 0.88 $23.90 $49,710
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 220 0.14 0.99 $23.62 $49,130
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.44 $23.47 $48,810

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)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 260 1.64 11.46 $24.81 $51,600
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.66 4.60 $18.84 $39,180
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 150 0.68 4.77 $15.23 $31,680
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 130 0.80 5.62 $17.32 $36,020
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.63 4.37 $15.26 $31,730

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)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 260 1.64 11.46 $24.81 $51,600
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.96 6.71 $14.08 $29,290
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 130 0.80 5.62 $17.32 $36,020
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 150 0.68 4.77 $15.23 $31,680
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.67 4.65 $16.63 $34,590

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)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 260 1.64 11.46 $24.81 $51,600
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 2.31 $22.76 $47,330
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 2.10 $22.46 $46,710
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.47 $20.87 $43,420
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 2.03 $20.26 $42,150


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016