Salary for Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (not including Sawing)

Also known as:  CNC Wood Lathe Operator, Roof Truss Builder, Speed Belt Sander, Tenon Operator, Wood Boring Machine Operator, Wood Dowel Machine Operator, Wood Lathe Operator, Wood Planer helps manufacturing professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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These workers set up, tend, operate and inspect woodworking machines. These include drill presses, shapers, sanders and other related equipment. Their job can be dangerous as they are often required to deal with extremely sharp tools by definition of the job. Potential applicants for this position are usually asked to have completed their high school diploma or GED in order to be considered. After being hired, an employer usually requires up to one year of job training on-site.

A Woodworking Machine Setter/Operator can earn an average salary between 16000 - 24000 based on levels of tenure. Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing can receive an average salary of Twenty Seven Thousand Seven Hundred dollars annually.

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing can receive the best compensation in Alaska, where they can get normal pay levels of approximating $38760. Professionals that work in this career can expect the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they can get average pay scales of $29590.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 16.27 percent nationwide in that time.
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (not including Sawing) tend to make the most in the following industries
Construction $29,590
Public Administration $28,430
Manufacturing $27,710
Retail Trade $27,520
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $26,140
Wholesale Trade $25,860
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $22,320
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $22,980
Health Care and Social Assistance $24,060
Wholesale Trade $25,860
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $26,140
Retail Trade $27,520