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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 7017$19.10/hr$12.30/hr$14.33/hr$19.24/hr$23.26/hr$27.55/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing630$18.41/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/A$16.77/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 10$17.40/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 30$18.28/hr-1.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$16.04/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 40$18.93/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$18.05/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 50$12.69/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 60$19.81/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 70$14.06/hr-23.0%
Northwest Minnesota 70$19.24/hr-6.2%
Northwest Balance of State 80$19.24/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 210$20.17/hr13.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 260$17.99/hr10.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 340$18.34/hrN/A
Minnesota 670$18.34/hr4.4%




  • Guide workpieces against saws, saw over workpieces by hand, or operate automatic feeding devices to guide cuts.
  • Inspect and measure workpieces to mark for cuts and to verify the accuracy of cuts, using rulers, squares, or caliper rules.
  • Set up, operate, or tend saws or machines that cut or trim wood to specified dimensions, such as circular saws, band saws, multiple-blade sawing machines, scroll saws, ripsaws, or crozer machines.
  • Set up, operate, or tend saws or machines that cut or trim wood to specified dimensions, such as circular saws, band saws, multiple-blade sawing machines, scroll saws, ripsaws, or crozer machines.
  • Inspect stock for imperfections or to estimate grades or qualities of stock or workpieces.
  • Inspect stock for imperfections or to estimate grades or qualities of stock or workpieces.
  • Monitor sawing machines, adjusting speed and tension and clearing jams to ensure proper operation.
  • Sharpen blades or replace defective or worn blades or bands, using hand tools.
  • Inspect and measure workpieces to mark for cuts and to verify the accuracy of cuts, using rulers, squares, or caliper rules.
  • Adjust saw blades, using wrenches and rulers, or by turning handwheels or pressing pedals, levers, or panel buttons.