Ripsaw Operators


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Ripsaw Operators

Ripsaw Operators - Wages & Trends

Wages vary by the worker's skill and level of responsibility. Setters and set-up operators have more responsibility and training than operators and tenders. As a result, setters and set-up operators tend to earn higher wages. Those who operate more complex machinery usually earn higher wages. In addition, workers who are members of a union tend to earn higher wages.

Full-time sawing machine operators often receive benefits. Typical benefits include vacation, sick leave, and health insurance.

Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood (SOC 51-7041)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $12.52 $14.12 $17.53
Yearly $26,051 $29,375 $36,459
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $16.52 $18.54 $21.37
Yearly $34,366 $38,557 $44,452
    Cook County Hourly $12.50 $13.64 $14.77
Yearly $25,996 $28,365 $30,729
    Du Page County Hourly $25.45 $30.83 $36.73
Yearly $52,941 $64,131 $76,396
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $15.66 $18.70 $22.30
Yearly $32,565 $38,900 $46,388
    Rockford Area Hourly $12.27 $13.22 $14.17
Yearly $25,523 $27,498 $29,482
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $12.71 $13.96 $25.05
Yearly $26,433 $29,028 $52,107
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $11.65 $13.32 $14.86
Yearly $24,241 $27,705 $30,902
United States Hourly $12.17 $14.62 $18.16
Yearly $25,310 $30,410 $37,780

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.