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

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Training

Metal and plastic cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Metal and plastic cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders
Training for Metal And Plastic Cutting, Punching, And Press Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders
Percent
Less than High School 22.0
High School 53.4
Some College 18.1
Associates Degree 3.4
Bachelors Degree 2.7
Masters Degree 0.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.0

Employment

Represents about 236,000 people in the United States- 0.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 33,000 less metal and plastic cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 46,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, metal and plastic cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders make $14.97 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Metal and plastic cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders $9.51 $11.40 $14.20 $17.60 $21.50
Production occupations $8.95 $10.90 $14.70 $20.00 $26.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, metal and plastic cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders make $31,140 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Metal and plastic cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders $19,770 $23,740 $29,720 $36,760 $44,850
Production occupations $18,620 $22,860 $30,670 $41,740 $55,910
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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