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Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and

in Massachusetts

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

Occupation Projection for Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
514031  Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and 2,105 1,898 -207 -9.83 % 72 152 -21 203 High school diploma or equivalent 

Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    480  23 % 430  23 % -50  -9 % $39,870
Machinery Manufacturing    350  17 % 320  17 % -30  -10 % $45,600
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing    310  15 % 280  15 % -30  -10 % $39,750
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    310  14 % 270  14 % -40  -13 % $41,940
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing    270  13 % 250  13 % -20  -6 % $35,350
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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