Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (51-7042)

Occupation description:  Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines. May operate CNC equipment.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 72,10070,400 -2.40 1,2501,250

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.359.6911.19 13.7117.0020.30

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
196 31.646.7 40.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation5
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation2
UI claimants previously working in occupation4
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 41
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)
Furniture and Cabinet Maker