How Much Do Wood Sawing Operators Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Wood Sawing Machine Setters, Operators And Tenders

Wood Sawing Machine Setters, Operators And Tenders set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. May operate computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment. Includes lead sawyers.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$33290 per year
Hourly wage
$16 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$21,680 to $26,450 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$10 to $13 per hour

Entry-level Wood Sawing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $21,680 to $26,450 per year or $10 to $13 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Wood Sawing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $23 $48,080
Senior (Top 25%) $19 $39,010
Middle (Mid 50%) $15 $31,560
Junior (Bottom 25%) $13 $26,450
No experience (Bottom 10%) $10 $21,680

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
ND $23 $48,530
MT $22 $45,100
CT $21 $44,430
WA $20 $42,060
VT $20 $41,490
MA $20 $40,620
IA $19 $40,170
OR $19 $39,380
ME $18 $38,450
LA $18 $38,130

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Wood Sawing Machine Setter, Operator and Tender is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like ND doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at ND might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Wood Sawing Operators are in the states of ND, MT, CT, WA and VT.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills $46320 $22.27
Other Specialty Trade Contractors $42300 $20.34
Building Finishing Contractors $40960 $19.69
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing $40080 $19.27
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $37340 $17.95
Logging $37190 $17.88
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing $37170 $17.87
Local Government $36030 $17.32
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $35700 $17.16
Machinery Manufacturing $35680 $17.15
Other Support Activities for Transportation $34150 $16.42
Building Material and Supplies Dealers $34030 $16.36
Sawmills and Wood Preservation $34010 $16.35
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing $33700 $16.20
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing $33520 $16.12
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $32740 $15.74
Plastics Product Manufacturing $32350 $15.55
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing $32010 $15.39
Employment Services $31750 $15.27
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $31670 $15.23
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $31640 $15.21
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing $31410 $15.10
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $31360 $15.08
Other Wood Product Manufacturing $31300 $15.05

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