Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood


Set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. Include head sawyers.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Sawmills And Planing Mills
  2. Household Furniture
  3. Wood Containers

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 1,330 10.23 7.32 11.68 21,270 15,220 24,300
Joplin MSA 40 9.87 8.15 10.73 20,540 16,950 22,330
St Louis MSA 120 11.14 6.85 13.28 23,170 14,250 27,630
Kansas City* 40 10.73 8.13 12.04 22,325 16,901 25,037
Central Region* 130 9.93 7.71 11.05 20,662 16,028 22,979
Northwest Region* 60 9.84 6.00 11.77 20,477 12,487 24,472
South Central Region* 420 9.29 7.19 10.34 19,322 14,947 21,509

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 1,580 1,880 300 18.99 92 Great
Kansas City MSA 120 140 20 16.67 7 Good
St Louis MSA 180 200 20 11.11 10 Good
Central Region* 210 250 40 19.05 12 Great
Northeast Region* 100 100 .00 5 Good
Northwest Region* 50 60 10 20.00 2 Good
Ozark Region* 60 60 .00 2 Caution
South Central Region* 420 490 70 16.67 23 Outstanding
Southwest Region* 340 370 30 8.82 17 Outstanding
West Central Region* 80 100 20 25.00 5 Great

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months)
or training in one of the following
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright