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Machine Tool Cutting Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary Information

The salary statistics of machine tool cutting setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of machine tool cutting setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of machine tool cutting setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The machine tool cutting 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. Machine Tool Cutting Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,040
25th Percentile Wage
$26,690
50th Percentile Wage
$33,620
75th Percentile Wage
$42,330
90th Percentile Wage
$51,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for machine tool cutting setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) machine tool cutting setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is $51,850. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $33,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,040. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 135% 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 machine tool cutting setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201633,6202.35%6.40%
201532,8301.43%-
201432,3601.92%-
201331,7400.85%-
201231,470--

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

The average salaries of machine tool cutting setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in 13 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 machine tool cutting setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $43,240. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $23,030).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$43,240
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$36,530
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$36,090
Construction
$36,000
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$35,630
Manufacturing
$34,380
Federal, State, and Local Government
$34,080
Transportation and Warehousing
$33,410
Wholesale Trade
$31,990
Retail Trade
$25,680
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$24,490
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,440
Health Care and Social Assistance
$23,030



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