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Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary Information

The salary statistics of cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,630
25th Percentile Wage
$26,060
50th Percentile Wage
$32,370
75th Percentile Wage
$40,090
90th Percentile Wage
$50,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is $50,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $32,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,630. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 132% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201632,3703.37%8.28%
201531,2801.92%-
201430,6802.38%-
201329,9500.87%-
201229,690--

Table 2. Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in 9 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $38,130. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $23,690).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$38,130
Manufacturing
$33,280
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$33,190
Construction
$33,070
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$32,630
Wholesale Trade
$31,590
Retail Trade
$24,540
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,530
Health Care and Social Assistance
$23,690

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic by States

From the above tables we note that not only cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,510 to $37,820. The highest paying state for cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is Kentucky with a median annual salary of $37,820. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,510. For more salary information of cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Kentucky
$37,820
Maryland
$37,800
Washington
$37,750
Massachusetts
$36,810
Nebraska
$36,590
South Carolina
$36,500
Wisconsin
$36,030
North Dakota
$35,970
Montana
$35,440
Pennsylvania
$35,400
Minnesota
$34,890
Oregon
$34,700
Arkansas
$34,660
Virginia
$34,330
New Hampshire
$34,320
Arizona
$34,150
South Dakota
$34,050
Connecticut
$33,680
Illinois
$33,680
Colorado
$33,220
New York
$33,010
Louisiana
$32,990
Utah
$32,670
New Jersey
$32,640
Ohio
$32,580
Iowa
$32,290
West Virginia
$32,270
California
$31,950
Georgia
$31,360
Kansas
$31,130
Michigan
$30,940
Texas
$30,910
Missouri
$30,850
Vermont
$30,560
Indiana
$30,430
Idaho
$30,240
Maine
$30,180
Tennessee
$30,150
Nevada
$30,130
Mississippi
$30,030
Alabama
$29,890
Oklahoma
$29,670
Delaware
$29,240
Florida
$28,510
Rhode Island
$27,640
North Carolina
$26,770
New Mexico
$26,210
Hawaii
$23,720
Puerto Rico
$18,510


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