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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood



Set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. May operate CNC equipment. Includes lead sawyers.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Central Minnesota 408$19.89/hr$15.84/hr$18.29/hr$19.42/hr$21.97/hr$24.84/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing350$19.42/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services20$18.74/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 10$19.43/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 20$18.74/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 30$19.13/hr6.7%
Central Minnesota 40$19.42/hr7.7%
Southeast Minnesota 40$19.35/hr3.8%
Southeast Balance of State 40$19.13/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 50$19.43/hr0.0%
Northeast Balance of State 50$19.43/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 90$21.34/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 110$19.21/hr8.2%
Northwest Balance of State 110$19.21/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 130$21.37/hrN/A
Minnesota 380$19.35/hr6.6%




  • Dispose of waste material after completing work assignments.
  • Guide workpieces against saws, saw over workpieces by hand, or operate automatic feeding devices to guide cuts.
  • Operate panelboards of saw or conveyor systems to move stock through processes or to cut stock to specified dimensions.
  • Count, sort, or stack finished workpieces.
  • Inspect and measure workpieces to mark for cuts and to verify the accuracy of cuts, using rulers, squares, or caliper rules.
  • Examine logs or lumber to plan the best cuts.
  • Trim lumber to straighten rough edges or remove defects, using circular saws.
  • Select saw blades, types or grades of stock, or cutting procedures to be used, according to work orders or supervisors' instructions.
  • Adjust bolts, clamps, stops, guides, or table angles or heights, using hand tools.
  • Position and clamp stock on tables, conveyors, or carriages, using hoists, guides, stops, dogs, wedges, or wrenches.