Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

General Information

Description

Set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. May operate computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment. Includes lead sawyers.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit88.00%
  2. Self-employed6.05%
  3. State and local government2.18%
  4. Private, not for profit2.08%
  5. Federal government1.00%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of woodworkers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 28,400 openings for woodworkers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$31,560

State-by-state Salary

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$53,310
$24,630
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 59%
  • Less than high school 21%
  • Some college 9%
  • Post-secondary certificate 9%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Production and Processing
  • Mathematics
  • Building and Construction
  • Education and Training

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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