Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers

Set up, operate, or tend machines that extrude and form continuous filaments from synthetic materials, such as liquid polymer, rayon, and fiberglass.


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)
14,670 4.7 % $15.79 $32,840 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.43 $12.80 $15.58 $18.62 $21.82
Annual Wage (2) $21,690 $26,620 $32,400 $38,720 $45,390


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 3,510 0.70 $15.16 $31,540
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 2,300 2.53 $16.73 $34,790
Fabric Mills 2,130 4.09 $16.40 $34,100
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 1,490 2.25 $17.75 $36,920
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 1,400 1.73 $16.60 $34,520

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fabric Mills 2,130 4.09 $16.40 $34,100
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 930 3.26 $14.06 $29,240
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 2,300 2.53 $16.73 $34,790
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 1,490 2.25 $17.75 $36,920
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 1,400 1.73 $16.60 $34,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 1,490 2.25 $17.75 $36,920
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 2,300 2.53 $16.73 $34,790
Rubber Product Manufacturing 380 0.32 $16.68 $34,690
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 1,400 1.73 $16.60 $34,520
Fabric Mills 2,130 4.09 $16.40 $34,100


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)
North Carolina 2,030 0.54 4.65 $14.69 $30,550
Georgia 1,880 0.50 4.34 $16.11 $33,500
South Carolina 1,330 0.76 6.61 $17.90 $37,230
Ohio 870 0.18 1.53 $16.52 $34,370
California 820 0.06 0.50 $14.45 $30,050




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)
South Carolina 1,330 0.76 6.61 $17.90 $37,230
North Carolina 2,030 0.54 4.65 $14.69 $30,550
Georgia 1,880 0.50 4.34 $16.11 $33,500
Alabama 620 0.34 2.95 $13.90 $28,910
Mississippi 350 0.32 2.81 $16.99 $35,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 150 0.12 1.02 $20.76 $43,180
Florida 310 0.04 0.37 $18.81 $39,120
South Carolina 1,330 0.76 6.61 $17.90 $37,230
Michigan 230 0.06 0.54 $17.04 $35,450
Mississippi 350 0.32 2.81 $16.99 $35,350

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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 420 0.19 1.65 $16.05 $33,390
Anderson, SC 410 7.43 64.39 $19.80 $41,190
Dalton, GA 400 6.37 55.21 $14.78 $30,730
Columbia, SC 350 1.06 9.19 $17.55 $36,510
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 260 1.72 14.86 $19.69 $40,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 0.49 $14.86 $30,910
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.09 0.75 $15.74 $32,740
Toledo, OH 150 0.54 4.68 $20.44 $42,520
Spartanburg, SC 150 1.34 11.61 $18.17 $37,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 140 0.08 0.73 $13.89 $28,880




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)
Anderson, SC 410 7.43 64.39 $19.80 $41,190
Dalton, GA 400 6.37 55.21 $14.78 $30,730
Rome, GA 120 3.34 28.94 $10.33 $21,480
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 260 1.72 14.86 $19.69 $40,950
Spartanburg, SC 150 1.34 11.61 $18.17 $37,790
Columbia, SC 350 1.06 9.19 $17.55 $36,510
Toledo, OH 150 0.54 4.68 $20.44 $42,520
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 110 0.41 3.58 $18.39 $38,250
Visalia-Porterville, CA 40 0.28 2.42 $14.40 $29,940
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 130 0.25 2.15 $15.25 $31,720




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)
Kansas City, MO-KS 120 0.12 1.06 $21.50 $44,710
Toledo, OH 150 0.54 4.68 $20.44 $42,520
Anderson, SC 410 7.43 64.39 $19.80 $41,190
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 260 1.72 14.86 $19.69 $40,950
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 110 0.41 3.58 $18.39 $38,250
Spartanburg, SC 150 1.34 11.61 $18.17 $37,790
Columbia, SC 350 1.06 9.19 $17.55 $36,510
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $16.76 $34,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 420 0.19 1.65 $16.05 $33,390
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.09 0.75 $15.74 $32,740

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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 680 2.83 24.51 $16.35 $34,010
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 350 1.36 11.81 $15.98 $33,240
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 330 1.61 13.96 $17.00 $35,360
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 320 2.41 20.84 $14.45 $30,060
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.25 10.82 $14.85 $30,890

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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 680 2.83 24.51 $16.35 $34,010
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 320 2.41 20.84 $14.45 $30,060
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 330 1.61 13.96 $17.00 $35,360
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 350 1.36 11.81 $15.98 $33,240
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.25 10.82 $14.85 $30,890

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)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.70 $38,900
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 330 1.61 13.96 $17.00 $35,360
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.57 $34,470
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 680 2.83 24.51 $16.35 $34,010
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 350 1.36 11.81 $15.98 $33,240


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.

(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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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011