SOC Code 51-7042 - Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Total Employment

78,850

Hourly Wage (avg)

$15.47

Annual Wage (avg)

$32,180

Description

Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines. May operate computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment.

Snapshot

SOC Code 51-7042 - Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing is a a final level code of the “Production Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 78,850 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $15.47 and average Annual Wage of $32,180.

Exclusions

Workers who primarily program or operate CNC equipment are classified in "Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators and Programmers" (51-9160).

Occupation Examples

  • CNC Wood Lathe Operator
  • Roof Truss Builder
  • Speed Belt Sander
  • Tenon Operator
  • Wood Boring Machine Operator
  • Wood Dowel Machine Operator
  • Wood Lathe Operator
  • Wood Planer

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