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Grinding/Lapping/Polishing/Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Pla Salary Information

The salary statistics of grinding/lapping/polishing/buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and pla are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of grinding/lapping/polishing/buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and pla within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The grinding/lapping/polishing/buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and pla 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. Grinding/Lapping/Polishing/Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Pla Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,960
25th Percentile Wage
$26,240
50th Percentile Wage
$32,890
75th Percentile Wage
$41,360
90th Percentile Wage
$50,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for grinding/lapping/polishing/buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and pla. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) grinding/lapping/polishing/buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and pla is $50,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $32,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,960. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 130% 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 grinding/lapping/polishing/buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and pla from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201632,8900.15%3.86%
201532,8400.55%-
201432,6601.35%-
201332,2201.86%-
201231,620--

Table 2. Grinding/Lapping/Polishing/Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Pla Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of grinding/lapping/polishing/buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and pla 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 grinding/lapping/polishing/buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and pla occupations is the transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $34,100. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $24,490).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$34,100
Manufacturing
$33,640
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$30,810
Wholesale Trade
$30,010
Construction
$28,860
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,720
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$24,490

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Grinding/Lapping/Polishing/Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Pla by States

From the above tables we note that not only grinding/lapping/polishing/buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and pla 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 grinding/lapping/polishing/buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and pla in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $24,480 to $42,860. The highest paying state for grinding/lapping/polishing/buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and pla is Oregon with a median annual salary of $42,860. The lowest paying state is Kentucky with a median annual salary of $24,480. For more salary information of grinding/lapping/polishing/buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and pla profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Oregon
$42,860
South Carolina
$42,690
Connecticut
$38,400
Maryland
$38,340
Massachusetts
$36,980
Pennsylvania
$36,980
North Dakota
$36,200
Minnesota
$36,000
Louisiana
$35,820
Arizona
$35,740
Delaware
$35,420
Vermont
$35,310
Rhode Island
$35,130
New York
$34,970
Illinois
$34,890
Indiana
$34,730
Mississippi
$34,690
New Hampshire
$34,650
Wisconsin
$34,580
Arkansas
$33,890
Iowa
$33,430
North Carolina
$33,020
Missouri
$32,770
Michigan
$32,750
Washington
$32,590
Tennessee
$32,150
Maine
$31,870
Georgia
$31,860
Ohio
$31,390
Kansas
$31,240
Texas
$30,700
Nebraska
$30,470
Colorado
$30,090
New Jersey
$29,940
South Dakota
$29,400
California
$29,380
Alabama
$29,340
Florida
$29,330
West Virginia
$29,250
Nevada
$29,010
Virginia
$28,870
Utah
$28,480
Oklahoma
$27,540
Montana
$27,100
Idaho
$26,170
New Mexico
$25,560
Kentucky
$24,480


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