Salary for Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Also known as:  CNC Wood Lathe Operator, Roof Truss Builder, Speed Belt Sander, Tenon Operator, Wood Boring Machine Operator, Wood Dowel Machine Operator, Wood Lathe Operator, Wood Planer

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These workers set up, tend, operate and inspect woodworking machines. These include drill presses, shapers, sanders and other related equipment. Their job can be dangerous as they are often required to deal with extremely sharp tools by definition of the job. Potential applicants for this position are usually asked to have completed their high school diploma or GED in order to be considered. After being hired, an employer usually requires up to one year of job training on-site.

A Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawin will normally receive a salary between $22,490 and $47,780 based on experience and education levels. will normally get average salaries of thirty-three thousand five hundred and fourty dollars on a yearly basis.

can expect the most salary in Wyoming, where they can get average pay scales of close to about $41,900. People in this career receive the best pay in Other Services (except Public Administration), which has a compensation of $36,080.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 41.04 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing tend to make the most in the following industries:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$36,080
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$35,140
Construction
$35,080
Retail Trade
$33,770
Manufacturing
$33,600
Wholesale Trade
$32,310

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$22,440
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$31,320
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$31,480
Wholesale Trade
$32,310
Manufacturing
$33,600
Retail Trade
$33,770