Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (51-4035)

Occupation description:  Set up, operate, or tend milling or planing machines to mill, plane, shape, groove, or profile metal or plastic work pieces.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 3538 8.60 11
United States 22,40017,800 -20.60 390390

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 20.8312.3915.85 20.5125.1029.73

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
3013 43.330.0 25.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation12
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation5
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 31
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 15.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training