Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic



Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 41050$17.82/hr$13.10/hr$14.67/hr$17.58/hr$20.90/hr$24.03/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing2,770$19.33/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services190$18.67/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$14.65/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$15.53/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 70$18.57/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$13.93/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 100$18.41/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 120$19.95/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 200$16.92/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 220$19.05/hr-25.0%
Northwest Balance of State 260$17.58/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 320$20.58/hr7.2%
Northwest Minnesota 410$17.58/hr20.5%
Central Minnesota 450$18.17/hr18.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,950$19.97/hr-2.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,490$19.87/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,060$19.46/hr3.9%




  • Select, install, and adjust alignment of drills, cutters, dies, guides, and holding devices, using templates, measuring instruments, and hand tools.
  • Observe machine operation to detect workpiece defects or machine malfunctions, adjusting machines as necessary.
  • Perform minor machine maintenance, such as oiling or cleaning machines, dies, or workpieces, or adding coolant to machine reservoirs.
  • Record operational data, such as pressure readings, lengths of strokes, feed rates, or speeds.
  • Compute data, such as gear dimensions or machine settings, applying knowledge of shop mathematics.
  • Position, adjust, and secure stock material or workpieces against stops, on arbors, or in chucks, fixtures, or automatic feeding mechanisms, manually or using hoists.
  • Inspect workpieces for defects, and measure workpieces to determine accuracy of machine operation, using rules, templates, or other measuring instruments.
  • Measure and mark reference points and cutting lines on workpieces, using traced templates, compasses, and rules.
  • Inspect workpieces for defects, and measure workpieces to determine accuracy of machine operation, using rules, templates, or other measuring instruments.
  • Observe machine operation to detect workpiece defects or machine malfunctions, adjusting machines as necessary.