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Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

in Massachusetts

Set up, operate, or tend machines to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten metal or plastic material.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
514031  Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,807 2,239 -568 -20.24 % 36 36 High school diploma or equivalent 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    750  27 % 600  27 % -150  -19 % $40,330
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    590  21 % 530  24 % -60  -11 % $33,950
Administrative and Support Services    590  21 % 530  24 % -60  -11 % $33,950
Machinery Manufacturing    300  11 % 210  9 % -90  -29 % $37,900
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    300  11 % 210  9 % -90  -30 % $32,940
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing    170  6 % 130  6 % -40  -19 % $34,670
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    160  6 % 120  5 % -40  -27 % $36,840
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing    160  6 % 130  6 % -30  -21 % $37,680
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