Cutting, Punching, And Press Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic

Training Requirements for Cutting, Punching, And Press Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic need a high school diploma or equivalent and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic
Percent
Less than High School 21.1
High School 50.2
Some College 19.3
Associates Degree 4.9
Bachelors Degree 3.9
Masters Degree 0.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.1

Employment Outlook for Cutting, Punching, And Press Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic

This represents about 192,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 39,000 less cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 24,000 more.

Typical Income for Cutting, Punching, And Press Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic

Hourly Income

On average,cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic make $16.45 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic $10.40 $12.53 $15.56 $19.27 $24.20
Production occupations $9.96 $11.98 $15.93 $21.81 $28.99
Metal workers and plastic workers $11.43 $14.16 $18.06 $23.17 $28.78
Machine tool cutting setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic $10.60 $12.83 $16.16 $20.35 $24.93
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic make $34,210 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic $21,630 $26,060 $32,370 $40,090 $50,330
Production occupations $20,720 $24,920 $33,130 $45,360 $60,300
Metal workers and plastic workers $23,770 $29,460 $37,560 $48,190 $59,860
Machine tool cutting setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic $22,040 $26,690 $33,620 $42,330 $51,850
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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