Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
18.8k
Average Age
39.4
Estimated Job Growth
−2.4%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$34,226
Average Male Salary
$35,612
Average Female Salary
$28,297

About

Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing are most often employed by the Furniture & related product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing was $34,226 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing by wage are Etchers & engravers, Furniture finishers, and Disc jockeys, except radio.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing are Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC, Mifflin, Union, Snyder & Juniata Counties PUMA, PA, and Randolph County PUMA, NC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing are Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC, Randolph County PUMA, NC, and Mifflin, Union, Snyder & Juniata Counties PUMA, PA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing and on wages and locations for those in the field. Furniture & related product manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, by average wage, is Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills . Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing are paid most in Waterloo & Cedar Falls Cities PUMA, IA but are relatively concentrated in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$34,226
AVERAGE SALARY
± $6,963

In 2020, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing earned an average of $34,226, $21,728 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Disc jockeys, except radio make somewhat more than Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing while Etchers & engravers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.299
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.299, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, by average wage, are Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills , Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, and Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers.

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Industries by Share

18.8k
2020 Workforce
± 3,365
3.17%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 24.7%

The number of people employed as Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing has been growing at a rate of 3.17%, from 18,206 people in 2019 to 18,784 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing employed by various industries. Furniture & related product manufacturing employs the largest share of Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing at  34.3%, followed by Miscellaneous wood products with 19% and Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products  with 13.2%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing in the US. The average age of male Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing in the workforce is 39.4 and of female Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing is 39.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

15.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,029
3.56k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,465

81% of Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

68.6% of Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.4% of Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing.

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Age by Sex

39.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.8
39.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 5.79

The median age of Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing is 39.4, and Male employees are generally 0.0539 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing is Business but a relatively high number of Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring, Operation and Control, and Quality Control Analysis. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Equipment Selection.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing are expected to see a growth of −2.4% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing.
−2.4%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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