Salary for Wood Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

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 will usually earn a salary ranging between 16000 and 24000 based on experience and talent. Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood will normally get wages of Twenty Seven Thousand Four Hundred dollars every year.

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood are paid at the highest average level in Washington, where they can receive an average job salary of about $37830. People in this job function are paid the highest in Construction, where they can receive an average job salary of $45760.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.76 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Wood Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $45,760
Construction $32,070
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $28,600
Manufacturing $27,450
Public Administration $26,990
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $25,730
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Transportation and Warehousing $23,530
Retail Trade $24,660
Wholesale Trade $25,470
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $25,730
Public Administration $26,990
Manufacturing $27,450
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