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
Southeast Minnesota 304$19.44/hr$13.78/hr$15.55/hr$18.28/hr$22.46/hr$26.83/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 Click link for details 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.