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Milling and Planing 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: $24.97
Statewide median: $25.22

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Milling and Planing Machine Operators *

Area Low Median High
U S
$19.10 $23.47 $29.48
Minnesota
$21.12 $24.97 $33.31
Central Minnesota
$23.02 $26.03 $32.42
Southwest Minnesota
$18.21 $19.72 $23.01
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$24.96 $31.74 $36.38

* "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

Where do Milling and Planing Machine Operators most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very low demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 60 new Milling and Planing 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 Milling and Planing Machine Operators
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 15,700 13,300 -2,400 -15.1%
Minnesota 77 66 -11 -14.3%
Central Minnesota 25 23 -2 -8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 30 25 -5 -16.7%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.