Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (51-9021)

Occupation description:  Set up, operate, or tend machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber.

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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 6671 7.61 22
United States 30,20027,900 -7.50 650650

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 17.3310.6112.84 16.5321.0625.03

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
9826 26.520.7 9.8
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation14
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation3
UI claimants previously working in occupation20
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 75
Number of job position postings 10
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 7.5

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