Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend machines to extrude or draw thermoplastic or metal materials into tubes, rods, hoses, wire, bars, or structural shapes.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
76,260 3.2 % $16.30 $33,900 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.02 $12.27 $15.26 $18.82 $23.35
Annual Wage (2) $20,840 $25,520 $31,730 $39,140 $48,560


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 30,670 6.12 $15.05 $31,310
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 5,930 5.08 $17.15 $35,670
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 5,190 9.12 $16.70 $34,730
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 3,060 3.37 $22.49 $46,790
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 3,020 0.73 $20.92 $43,500

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 5,190 9.12 $16.70 $34,730
Plastics Product Manufacturing 30,670 6.12 $15.05 $31,310
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 2,790 5.34 $16.15 $33,600
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 2,810 5.32 $15.87 $33,010
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 5,930 5.08 $17.15 $35,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 (7) $25.23 $52,480
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,810 1.17 $24.69 $51,360
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 3,060 3.37 $22.49 $46,790
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 3,020 0.73 $20.92 $43,500
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 860 1.02 $19.05 $39,630


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 7,030 1.28 2.14 $18.01 $37,460
Texas 6,220 0.62 1.03 $14.21 $29,550
Ohio 5,870 1.19 1.99 $16.57 $34,470
California 5,140 0.37 0.61 $13.81 $28,710
Indiana 4,170 1.53 2.55 $18.61 $38,710




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 4,170 1.53 2.55 $18.61 $38,710
West Virginia 1,050 1.52 2.53 $21.87 $45,490
South Carolina 2,240 1.28 2.14 $26.96 $56,070
Pennsylvania 7,030 1.28 2.14 $18.01 $37,460
Ohio 5,870 1.19 1.99 $16.57 $34,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 2,240 1.28 2.14 $26.96 $56,070
Tennessee 2,530 0.99 1.64 $21.92 $45,580
West Virginia 1,050 1.52 2.53 $21.87 $45,490
Indiana 4,170 1.53 2.55 $18.61 $38,710
Minnesota 1,410 0.55 0.92 $18.46 $38,390

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,670 0.76 1.26 $14.91 $31,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,580 0.41 0.69 $13.89 $28,890
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,510 1.56 2.60 $21.15 $44,000
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,440 1.42 2.36 $14.36 $29,870
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,370 0.62 1.04 $15.61 $32,470
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,340 0.54 0.89 $13.21 $27,470
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.61 1.02 $13.71 $28,510
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.23 0.38 $13.06 $27,170
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 980 0.72 1.19 $13.37 $27,820
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 960 0.84 1.41 $12.98 $26,990




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Williamsport, PA 280 5.69 9.49 $19.76 $41,100
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 230 4.55 7.58 $16.01 $33,310
Terre Haute, IN 260 3.95 6.59 $20.16 $41,930
New Bedford, MA 240 3.86 6.44 $17.23 $35,830
Jackson, TN 200 3.63 6.06 $16.51 $34,350
Evansville, IN-KY 530 3.20 5.33 (8) (8)
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 140 3.04 5.06 $16.79 $34,930
Spartanburg, SC 320 2.88 4.80 $17.74 $36,900
Winston-Salem, NC 550 2.76 4.60 $14.04 $29,200
Fort Wayne, IN 480 2.48 4.13 $15.56 $32,370




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Columbia, SC (8) (8) (8) $34.98 $72,760
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 190 0.78 1.30 $21.96 $45,680
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,510 1.56 2.60 $21.15 $44,000
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 250 0.47 0.78 $21.05 $43,780
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 130 0.32 0.53 $20.48 $42,590
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 780 0.43 0.72 $20.47 $42,570
Terre Haute, IN 260 3.95 6.59 $20.16 $41,930
Peoria, IL 90 0.56 0.94 $19.93 $41,460
Williamsport, PA 280 5.69 9.49 $19.76 $41,100
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 220 2.41 4.02 $19.69 $40,950

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 1,140 9.28 15.46 $30.61 $63,660
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 700 4.96 8.26 $13.79 $28,670
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area 630 4.36 7.27 $21.59 $44,900
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 580 3.02 5.04 $14.86 $30,910
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 540 2.23 3.72 $15.77 $32,810

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 1,140 9.28 15.46 $30.61 $63,660
Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 140 5.12 8.54 $15.35 $31,930
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 700 4.96 8.26 $13.79 $28,670
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area 630 4.36 7.27 $21.59 $44,900
South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area 70 3.28 5.46 $13.41 $27,880

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 1,140 9.28 15.46 $30.61 $63,660
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area 630 4.36 7.27 $21.59 $44,900
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 360 2.15 3.58 $19.05 $39,630
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 400 1.48 2.47 $18.10 $37,640
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 190 1.42 2.37 $17.91 $37,250


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011