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Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary Information

The salary statistics of lathe and turning 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 lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The lathe and turning 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. Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,930
25th Percentile Wage
$30,940
50th Percentile Wage
$38,480
75th Percentile Wage
$47,700
90th Percentile Wage
$56,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lathe and turning 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) lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is $56,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,930. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 128% 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 lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,4804.34%5.04%
201536,8101.49%-
201436,2601.43%-
201335,740-2.24%-
201236,540--

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

The average salaries of lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in 6 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 lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic occupations is the construction sector with an annual salary $41,440. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $28,500).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Construction
$41,440
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$39,890
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$39,760
Manufacturing
$38,600
Wholesale Trade
$32,000
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$28,500

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

From the above tables we note that not only lathe and turning 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 lathe and turning 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 $19,890 to $54,710. The highest paying state for lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is Oregon with a median annual salary of $54,710. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,890. For more salary information of lathe and turning 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
Oregon
$54,710
Massachusetts
$47,630
Utah
$45,720
Arizona
$43,570
Louisiana
$43,360
Nebraska
$43,230
Oklahoma
$42,550
North Carolina
$42,440
West Virginia
$41,850
Georgia
$41,170
Texas
$40,980
Vermont
$40,970
Virginia
$40,740
Wisconsin
$40,190
Illinois
$40,070
Rhode Island
$39,860
Missouri
$39,710
Washington
$39,610
New Hampshire
$39,590
Maine
$39,440
Ohio
$39,440
Pennsylvania
$39,380
Kansas
$39,130
Idaho
$38,620
New York
$38,530
Iowa
$38,030
Alabama
$37,570
Kentucky
$37,210
Indiana
$37,200
Connecticut
$37,060
South Carolina
$36,810
Minnesota
$36,710
New Jersey
$35,910
Michigan
$35,910
Florida
$35,610
California
$35,330
Tennessee
$35,040
Maryland
$33,520
Colorado
$32,370
Arkansas
$31,760
Mississippi
$30,960
South Dakota
$30,430
Montana
$28,760
Puerto Rico
$19,890



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