Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
63,330 2.3 % $15.98 $33,250 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.10 $12.25 $15.48 $18.96 $23.12
Annual Wage (2) $21,010 $25,490 $32,190 $39,440 $48,080


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 11,870 4.41 $16.60 $34,530
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 6,350 8.50 $15.83 $32,920
Printing and Related Support Activities 6,020 1.33 $16.43 $34,170
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 5,010 1.03 $14.28 $29,710
Plastics Product Manufacturing 4,100 0.74 $14.44 $30,020

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 340 8.86 $14.01 $29,130
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 6,350 8.50 $15.83 $32,920
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 11,870 4.41 $16.60 $34,530
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 2,910 3.51 $16.24 $33,780
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 450 3.38 $18.92 $39,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services (8) (8) $21.52 $44,770
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing (8) (8) $20.18 $41,970
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 3,020 2.96 $19.69 $40,950
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 240 0.32 $19.30 $40,150
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 450 3.38 $18.92 $39,350


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 5,550 0.36 0.78 $15.00 $31,190
North Carolina 3,920 0.95 2.07 $15.63 $32,510
Texas 3,840 0.33 0.72 $14.01 $29,140
Ohio 3,580 0.68 1.48 $15.16 $31,530
Wisconsin 3,320 1.20 2.60 $16.57 $34,470



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)
South Dakota 660 1.61 3.50 $16.46 $34,240
Arkansas 1,480 1.26 2.74 $15.33 $31,880
Wisconsin 3,320 1.20 2.60 $16.57 $34,470
Vermont 360 1.20 2.61 $15.60 $32,450
North Carolina 3,920 0.95 2.07 $15.63 $32,510



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 1,710 0.46 1.01 $21.16 $44,000
Louisiana 500 0.26 0.56 $20.78 $43,220
Maine 390 0.65 1.42 $19.16 $39,850
Minnesota 2,110 0.76 1.66 $18.51 $38,490
Maryland 220 0.08 0.18 $18.43 $38,340




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 1,930 0.47 1.02 $14.50 $30,150
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,590 0.45 0.97 $15.41 $32,060
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.22 0.48 $15.77 $32,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,180 0.47 1.03 $14.68 $30,530
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,170 0.62 1.36 $17.31 $36,000
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 960 0.41 0.90 $15.31 $31,850
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 700 0.24 0.52 $11.87 $24,690
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 650 0.63 1.38 $15.62 $32,480
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 640 0.42 0.91 $18.18 $37,810
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 640 0.58 1.25 $15.34 $31,900



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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 640 4.35 9.48 $14.77 $30,730
Merced, CA 200 3.16 6.89 $13.22 $27,490
Macon, GA 280 2.91 6.34 $14.14 $29,420
Gadsden, AL 100 2.76 6.00 $19.77 $41,120
Wausau, WI 190 2.73 5.94 $16.08 $33,440
Fond du Lac, WI 120 2.71 5.91 $17.45 $36,290
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 320 2.55 5.56 $14.07 $29,260
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 230 2.53 5.50 $17.50 $36,410
Dalton, GA 150 2.34 5.10 $12.75 $26,520
Appleton, WI 280 2.32 5.05 $18.07 $37,590