Woodworking Machine Operators


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Woodworking Machine Operators

Woodworking Machine Operators - Wages & Trends

Wages vary by industry and by area of the country. Wages also vary by the worker's skill, education level, and the complexity of the machines operated. Those who set up the machines earn slightly higher wages than those who operate them. In addition, workers who belong to a union usually receive higher wages.

Benefits vary by employer. Full-time machine operators may receive benefits. Typical benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, and health insurance.

Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing (SOC 51-7042)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $14.53 $17.35 $21.01
Yearly $30,221 $36,081 $43,697
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $15.51 $17.36 $19.46
Yearly $32,253 $36,112 $40,482
    Cook County Hourly $14.22 $20.14 $25.85
Yearly $29,584 $41,895 $53,772
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $17.18 $19.71 $22.38
Yearly $35,727 $40,989 $46,553
    Lake County Hourly $17.92 $21.27 $23.70
Yearly $37,278 $44,245 $49,305
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $19.75 $21.19 $22.72
Yearly $41,084 $44,071 $47,249
    Rockford Area Hourly $12.96 $14.36 $16.64
Yearly $26,960 $29,870 $34,610
    Will County Hourly $15.80 $18.20 $21.46
Yearly $32,867 $37,846 $44,629
United States Hourly $12.23 $14.90 $18.16
Yearly $25,440 $30,990 $37,780

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