Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (51-7041)

Occupation description:  Set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. May operate CNC equipment. Includes lead sawyers.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 4742 -10.60 11
United States 50,00049,500 -1.10 1,4201,420

Job outlook

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


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.049.1510.70 13.3716.8420.12
Alaska 22.7111.3720.18 24.3727.4429.28
Southeast Region 22.7111.3720.18 24.3727.4429.28

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
487 14.622.7 20.5
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation12
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation16
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 46
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

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

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

Training Resources

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Energy Isolation (NSTC and OSHA Offered)

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
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