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Woodworking Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender, Except Sawing Salary Information

The salary statistics of woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 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. Woodworking Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender, Except Sawing Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,160
25th Percentile Wage
$23,280
50th Percentile Wage
$28,510
75th Percentile Wage
$35,350
90th Percentile Wage
$42,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing is $42,220. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $28,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,160. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 109% 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 woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201628,5102.42%5.19%
201527,8201.33%-
201427,4500.55%-
201327,3000.99%-
201227,030--

Table 2. Woodworking Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender, Except Sawing Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing in 11 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, except sawing occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $35,150. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $18,770).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$35,150
Transportation and Warehousing
$32,340
Construction
$31,690
Health Care and Social Assistance
$29,570
Retail Trade
$28,880
Manufacturing
$28,570
Federal, State, and Local Government
$28,120
Wholesale Trade
$27,820
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$26,500
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,670
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$18,770

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing by States

From the above tables we note that not only woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 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 woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,230 to $41,150. The highest paying state for woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing is Alaska with a median annual salary of $41,150. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,230. For more salary information of woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$41,150
Nebraska
$36,370
Connecticut
$36,350
Washington
$36,180
Montana
$33,840
Massachusetts
$33,720
Rhode Island
$32,880
North Dakota
$31,970
Oregon
$31,570
Minnesota
$31,450
Idaho
$31,410
New Jersey
$31,380
Pennsylvania
$30,620
New Hampshire
$30,550
Colorado
$30,280
New York
$30,130
Oklahoma
$30,090
Wisconsin
$30,080
Vermont
$30,050
Ohio
$29,790
Maryland
$29,370
Florida
$29,140
Utah
$28,980
West Virginia
$28,820
Iowa
$28,670
Indiana
$28,430
Kansas
$28,110
Maine
$28,040
Louisiana
$27,890
California
$27,680
North Carolina
$27,510
Virginia
$27,180
Illinois
$26,970
Missouri
$26,890
South Dakota
$26,840
Michigan
$26,800
Nevada
$26,680
South Carolina
$26,040
Kentucky
$25,930
Georgia
$25,630
Alabama
$25,340
Texas
$25,000
Tennessee
$24,790
Wyoming
$24,790
Arkansas
$24,630
Mississippi
$24,540
New Mexico
$23,710
Arizona
$23,280
Puerto Rico
$18,230



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