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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 4036 -10.02 35
United States 54,80054,600 -0.32,200 4,0006,180

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 15.4610.1712.17 14.6218.1622.44
Alaska 15.9010.8912.49 15.4218.3722.24
Balance of State 15.7310.8312.24 15.2918.1721.93

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
527 13.529.4 19.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation9
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation9
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 53
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: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

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

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
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