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Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary Information

The salary statistics of drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The drilling and boring machine tool 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. Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,450
25th Percentile Wage
$28,440
50th Percentile Wage
$36,410
75th Percentile Wage
$46,850
90th Percentile Wage
$57,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is $57,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,450. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 145% 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 drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201636,4102.55%6.78%
201535,4802.76%-
201434,5000.67%-
201334,2700.96%-
201233,940--

Table 2. Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in 7 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 drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic occupations is the wholesale trade sector with an annual salary $50,380. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $30,290).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Trade
$50,380
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,670
Mining
$44,980
Construction
$37,000
Manufacturing
$36,020
Health Care and Social Assistance
$31,920
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$30,290

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic by States

From the above tables we note that not only drilling and boring machine tool 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 drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $27,970 to $45,610. The highest paying state for drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is Michigan with a median annual salary of $45,610. The lowest paying state is Idaho with a median annual salary of $27,970. For more salary information of drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Michigan
$45,610
Wisconsin
$44,880
New Hampshire
$42,560
Pennsylvania
$42,460
Maine
$42,030
Maryland
$41,310
North Carolina
$41,250
Virginia
$40,270
Iowa
$39,950
Illinois
$39,670
Massachusetts
$39,390
Oklahoma
$39,380
Alabama
$39,170
Nebraska
$38,750
Ohio
$38,530
Louisiana
$38,280
New York
$36,270
Oregon
$35,820
North Dakota
$35,740
Georgia
$35,640
Florida
$35,620
Kansas
$35,190
South Dakota
$34,800
Rhode Island
$34,500
Indiana
$34,280
South Carolina
$34,250
Minnesota
$33,960
Texas
$33,800
Nevada
$33,460
Arizona
$32,960
Arkansas
$32,770
West Virginia
$32,410
Connecticut
$32,230
Washington
$32,010
Vermont
$31,780
Missouri
$31,760
Colorado
$31,700
Mississippi
$31,540
Kentucky
$31,270
California
$31,060
Tennessee
$30,900
New Jersey
$28,980
Idaho
$27,970


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