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Woodworking Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender Salary Information

The salary statistics of woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Woodworking Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,520
25th Percentile Wage
$23,860
50th Percentile Wage
$29,100
75th Percentile Wage
$36,050
90th Percentile Wage
$43,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders is $43,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $29,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,520. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 111% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$29,100
2.20% 8.14%
2016
$28,460
2.28% -
2015
$27,810
1.83% -
2014
$27,300
0.92% -
2013
$27,050
1.18% -
2012
$26,730
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Table 2. Woodworking Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders in 12 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 woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $39,380. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $24,880).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$39,380
Transportation and Warehousing
$35,550
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$34,000
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$31,260
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$31,170
Construction
$30,640
Retail Trade
$29,440
Wholesale Trade
$29,310
Manufacturing
$29,120
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$27,970
Health Care and Social Assistance
$27,830
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,880



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