Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
17,620 3.9 % $15.75 $32,750 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.08 $12.19 $15.59 $18.63 $22.26
Annual Wage (2) $20,970 $25,350 $32,430 $38,750 $46,310


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 4,150 0.81 $14.13 $29,390
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 2,780 3.04 $16.66 $34,650
Fabric Mills 2,700 4.82 $16.89 $35,120
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 1,850 2.32 $15.82 $32,910
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 1,680 2.46 $16.64 $34,620

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 2,700 4.82 $16.89 $35,120
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,070 3.83 $14.39 $29,930
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 2,780 3.04 $16.66 $34,650
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 1,680 2.46 $16.64 $34,620
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 1,850 2.32 $15.82 $32,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 300 0.35 $18.65 $38,790
Rubber Product Manufacturing 310 0.24 $17.10 $35,580
Fabric Mills 2,700 4.82 $16.89 $35,120
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 70 0.63 $16.82 $34,980
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 2,780 3.04 $16.66 $34,650


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 3,100 0.80 5.90 $14.42 $30,000
South Carolina 1,850 1.03 7.60 $17.94 $37,320
Georgia 1,770 0.46 3.42 $16.11 $33,510
Kentucky 1,020 0.58 4.26 $13.88 $28,880
Ohio 930 0.18 1.36 $17.53 $36,460




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 1,850 1.03 7.60 $17.94 $37,320
North Carolina 3,100 0.80 5.90 $14.42 $30,000
Kentucky 1,020 0.58 4.26 $13.88 $28,880
Georgia 1,770 0.46 3.42 $16.11 $33,510
Mississippi 400 0.37 2.73 $20.63 $42,920




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 400 0.37 2.73 $20.63 $42,920
Florida 280 0.04 0.28 $18.57 $38,630
South Carolina 1,850 1.03 7.60 $17.94 $37,320
Ohio 930 0.18 1.36 $17.53 $36,460
Tennessee 600 0.22 1.66 $17.31 $36,000





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 640 0.28 2.09 $18.24 $37,930
Dalton, GA 540 8.73 64.59 $14.80 $30,790
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 450 3.13 23.16 $12.75 $26,510
Columbia, SC 370 1.10 8.14 $18.40 $38,280
Greensboro-High Point, NC 360 1.05 7.77 $15.94 $33,160
Anderson, SC 340 5.83 43.10 $19.04 $39,590
Chattanooga, TN-GA 320 1.40 10.37 $16.66 $34,650
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 240 0.83 6.12 $20.33 $42,280
Asheville, NC 240 1.40 10.35 $17.80 $37,020
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 0.47 $13.88 $28,870




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)
Dalton, GA 540 8.73 64.59 $14.80 $30,790
Anderson, SC 340 5.83 43.10 $19.04 $39,590
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 450 3.13 23.16 $12.75 $26,510
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 230 1.52 11.22 $19.77 $41,130
Chattanooga, TN-GA 320 1.40 10.37 $16.66 $34,650
Asheville, NC 240 1.40 10.35 $17.80 $37,020
Spartanburg, SC 140 1.25 9.24 $14.70 $30,580
Columbia, SC 370 1.10 8.14 $18.40 $38,280
Greensboro-High Point, NC 360 1.05 7.77 $15.94 $33,160
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 240 0.83 6.12 $20.33 $42,280




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)
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 240 0.83 6.12 $20.33 $42,280
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 230 1.52 11.22 $19.77 $41,130
Anderson, SC 340 5.83 43.10 $19.04 $39,590
Columbia, SC 370 1.10 8.14 $18.40 $38,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 640 0.28 2.09 $18.24 $37,930
Lancaster, PA (8) (8) (8) $18.18 $37,820
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 70 0.26 1.92 $17.81 $37,040
Asheville, NC 240 1.40 10.35 $17.80 $37,020
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.55 $36,500
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ (8) (8) (8) $17.20 $35,780

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 790 3.17 23.41 $16.31 $33,930
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 370 2.71 20.07 $15.18 $31,580
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 340 1.61 11.90 $21.73 $45,190
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 270 1.01 7.45 $15.96 $33,200
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.08 8.00 $14.49 $30,150

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 790 3.17 23.41 $16.31 $33,930
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 370 2.71 20.07 $15.18 $31,580
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 340 1.61 11.90 $21.73 $45,190
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 1.22 9.01 $17.60 $36,610
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.08 8.00 $14.49 $30,150

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 340 1.61 11.90 $21.73 $45,190
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 1.59 $19.36 $40,260
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.19 $39,910
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 1.22 9.01 $17.60 $36,610
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.54 $36,480


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013