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Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $20.41
Statewide median: $25.22

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators *

Area Low Median High
U S
$18.41 $21.19 $24.27
Minnesota
$18.79 $20.41 $26.35
Central Minnesota
$19.23 $23.64 $26.61
Northwest Minnesota
$20.09 $23.73 $26.71
Southeast Minnesota
$19.20 $20.21 $24.85
Southwest Minnesota
$18.27 $19.08 $24.27
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$18.79 $20.12 $24.47

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 1,780 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 2,399 new Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 69,400 67,100 -2,300 -3.3%
Minnesota 2,225 2,140 -85 -3.8%
Central Minnesota 298 288 -10 -3.4%
Northwest Minnesota 243 228 -15 -6.2%
Southeast Minnesota 56 55 -1 -1.8%
Southwest Minnesota 52 48 -4 -7.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,495 1,451 -44 -2.9%


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