Salary for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Also known as:  Backup Sawyer, Band Scroll Saw Operator, Bandmill Operator, Buzzsaw Operator, Chop Saw Operator, Circle Saw Operator, Curve Saw Operator, Cut Off Saw Operator, Hardwood Sawyer, Headrig Sawyer

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These employees set up, tend, operate and inspect wooden sawing machines. Their job can be dangerous as they are often required to deal with extremely sharp tools. Potential applicants for this position are usually asked to have already completed their high school diploma or GED in order to be considered. After being hired, an employer usually requires up to one year job training on-site.

A Wood Sawing Machine Setter, Operator, and Tender can earn average salaries in a range of $21,680 and $48,080 depending on education and tenure levels. will most likely earn wages of thirty-three thousand two hundred and ninety dollars per year.

make the most money in North Dakota, which has average job salaries of close to $48,530. Employees in this career have the most lucrative average salary level in Construction, where they earn an average job salary of $39,520.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 41.06 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood tend to make the most in the following industries:

Construction
$39,520
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$37,190
Public Administration
$36,030
Transportation and Warehousing
$35,020
Retail Trade
$34,100
Manufacturing
$33,200

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$31,810
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$32,930
Wholesale Trade
$33,020
Manufacturing
$33,200
Retail Trade
$34,100
Transportation and Warehousing
$35,020