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 7022$14.05/hr$10.19/hr$11.21/hr$13.45/hr$15.70/hr$18.86/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing720$17.05/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities50$16.25/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$15.60/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/A$15.73/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State 10$17.16/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 20$18.58/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$16.11/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 60$15.42/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 70$13.45/hr-6.2%
Northeast Minnesota 90$15.57/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 100$19.88/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 100$13.45/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 260$17.83/hr10.1%
Central Minnesota 330$19.45/hr13.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 350$17.77/hrN/A
Minnesota 770$16.98/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.