Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines, such as glass forming machines, plodder machines, and tuber machines, to shape and form products, such as glassware, food, rubber, soap, brick, tile, clay, wax, tobacco, or cosmetics. Excludes "Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-9196) and "Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders" (51-6042).


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)
65,100 2.4 % $15.74 $32,740 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.04 $12.17 $15.01 $18.77 $22.77
Annual Wage (2) $20,890 $25,300 $31,210 $39,040 $47,360


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)
Rubber Product Manufacturing 12,630 10.54 $15.30 $31,820
Plastics Product Manufacturing 6,150 1.23 $15.36 $31,960
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 5,910 3.30 $15.22 $31,660
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 4,210 5.22 $18.34 $38,160
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 2,900 1.09 $13.99 $29,090

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rubber Product Manufacturing 12,630 10.54 $15.30 $31,820
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 2,480 6.10 $15.61 $32,480
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 4,210 5.22 $18.34 $38,160
Tobacco Manufacturing 600 3.55 $20.17 $41,950
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 5,910 3.30 $15.22 $31,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 40 0.05 $23.96 $49,840
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,810 1.64 $22.11 $46,000
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 210 0.59 $21.93 $45,610
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 260 0.57 $20.36 $42,340
Tobacco Manufacturing 600 3.55 $20.17 $41,950


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)
Ohio 5,240 1.07 2.08 $14.61 $30,380
Texas 4,910 0.49 0.95 $14.49 $30,130
California 4,430 0.32 0.62 $15.00 $31,200
North Carolina 3,070 0.82 1.59 $16.18 $33,660
Indiana 3,000 1.10 2.15 $15.46 $32,150




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)
Alabama 2,750 1.52 2.97 $18.85 $39,200
Arkansas 1,330 1.17 2.29 $14.68 $30,540
South Dakota 450 1.15 2.25 $15.18 $31,580
Kentucky 1,970 1.15 2.24 $16.28 $33,860
Indiana 3,000 1.10 2.15 $15.46 $32,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 210 0.78 1.53 $22.82 $47,470
Oklahoma 900 0.61 1.18 $20.03 $41,660
Alabama 2,750 1.52 2.97 $18.85 $39,200
Colorado 610 0.29 0.56 $17.85 $37,120
Pennsylvania 2,840 0.52 1.01 $17.16 $35,690

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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.37 0.73 $12.99 $27,020
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.38 0.75 $16.56 $34,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.55 1.07 $16.10 $33,480
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,090 0.44 0.85 $13.09 $27,220
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 870 0.52 1.01 $16.70 $34,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 750 0.34 0.67 $17.39 $36,170
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 720 0.87 1.70 $14.71 $30,600
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 710 0.14 0.28 $14.81 $30,800
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.48 0.94 $14.06 $29,240
St. Louis, MO-IL 660 0.52 1.02 $16.65 $34,620




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)
Tuscaloosa, AL 360 4.04 7.89 $19.87 $41,340
Lynchburg, VA 340 3.43 6.70 $15.06 $31,330
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 270 3.21 6.26 $17.88 $37,200
Wausau, WI 210 3.20 6.25 $15.64 $32,540
Decatur, AL 160 3.12 6.10 (8) (8)
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 160 2.76 5.38 $16.85 $35,040
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 120 2.42 4.73 $12.68 $26,380
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 90 2.06 4.02 $16.39 $34,100
Akron, OH 590 1.91 3.72 $14.06 $29,240
Danville, IL 50 1.88 3.67 $17.30 $35,980




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)
Winston-Salem, NC 100 0.52 1.01 $23.82 $49,540
Raleigh-Cary, NC 220 0.45 0.88 $21.60 $44,920
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 200 0.64 1.26 $20.46 $42,560
Reading, PA 140 0.85 1.66 $20.32 $42,270
Boulder, CO 90 0.62 1.21 $20.04 $41,680
Tuscaloosa, AL 360 4.04 7.89 $19.87 $41,340
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 70 0.43 0.85 $19.71 $40,990
Montgomery, AL 260 1.63 3.18 $19.53 $40,630
Appleton, WI (8) (8) (8) $19.53 $40,630
Fresno, CA (8) (8) (8) $19.00 $39,520

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 770 2.95 5.77 $14.17 $29,470
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 700 3.64 7.11 $15.68 $32,610
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 690 4.24 8.28 $14.99 $31,170
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 550 2.55 4.98 $15.46 $32,150
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 500 4.63 9.03 $15.88 $33,030

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)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 500 4.63 9.03 $15.88 $33,030
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 690 4.24 8.28 $14.99 $31,170
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 470 3.75 7.32 $21.02 $43,720
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 700 3.64 7.11 $15.68 $32,610
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 350 3.49 6.82 (8) (8)

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)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.92 $49,750
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 240 1.53 2.99 $22.65 $47,110
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 130 1.10 2.14 $21.47 $44,650
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 470 2.93 5.71 $21.05 $43,780
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 470 3.75 7.32 $21.02 $43,720


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:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011