Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (51-4031)

Set up, operate, or tend machines to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten metal or plastic material.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 31 27 -12.9 1 2 3
United States 188800 172800 0.0 6800 13400 18600
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 18.58 12.69 14.63 17.78 21.94 26.26

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.