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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,500
25th Percentile Wage
$23,930
50th Percentile Wage
$29,110
75th Percentile Wage
$35,890
90th Percentile Wage
$42,880

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 $42,880. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $29,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,500. 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 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$29,110
2.06% 7.15%
2016
$28,510
2.42% -
2015
$27,820
1.33% -
2014
$27,450
0.55% -
2013
$27,300
0.99% -
2012
$27,030
- -

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 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, except sawing occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $34,180. 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
$34,180
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$33,270
Transportation and Warehousing
$32,340
Construction
$30,590
Health Care and Social Assistance
$29,570
Manufacturing
$29,200
Wholesale Trade
$28,750
Retail Trade
$28,670
Federal, State, and Local Government
$28,120
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$26,500
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,680
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 $17,910 to $41,800. The highest paying state for woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing is Delaware with a median annual salary of $41,800. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,910. 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
Delaware
$41,800
Connecticut
$37,570
Hawaii
$36,650
Wyoming
$36,090
Alaska
$36,030
Massachusetts
$35,540
Washington
$34,720
Colorado
$34,650
Oregon
$34,430
New Jersey
$34,050
Montana
$33,160
New York
$32,950
Minnesota
$32,930
New Hampshire
$32,180
Utah
$31,290
Vermont
$31,210
Idaho
$30,820
Maryland
$30,740
Pennsylvania
$30,710
Illinois
$30,190
Ohio
$30,080
Wisconsin
$29,890
North Dakota
$29,850
New Mexico
$29,820
Louisiana
$29,760
Kansas
$29,750
Nebraska
$29,590
Oklahoma
$29,260
Indiana
$29,200
California
$28,900
Iowa
$28,750
Florida
$28,620
Rhode Island
$28,610
Virginia
$28,590
North Carolina
$28,510
South Dakota
$28,380
Michigan
$28,310
South Carolina
$27,430
Tennessee
$27,310
Missouri
$27,150
Alabama
$27,000
West Virginia
$26,910
Nevada
$26,680
Arkansas
$26,610
Maine
$26,490
Mississippi
$26,000
Georgia
$25,890
Texas
$25,230
Arizona
$24,240
Kentucky
$24,060
Puerto Rico
$17,910



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