Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
69,740 2.2 % $16.02 $33,320 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.82 $11.88 $15.27 $19.05 $23.67
Annual Wage (2) $20,430 $24,710 $31,760 $39,620 $49,220


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 14,390 10.98 $16.14 $33,560
Plastics Product Manufacturing 7,600 1.45 $14.86 $30,920
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 4,880 6.04 $17.68 $36,780
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 4,570 2.66 $15.53 $32,310
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 3,860 1.39 $16.86 $35,060

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 14,390 10.98 $16.14 $33,560
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 3,330 8.38 $15.23 $31,690
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 4,880 6.04 $17.68 $36,780
Tobacco Manufacturing 720 5.34 $19.23 $39,990
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,240 3.18 $14.47 $30,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 600 0.41 $24.62 $51,210
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,540 1.45 $22.76 $47,330
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 2,150 2.37 $19.45 $40,460
Tobacco Manufacturing 720 5.34 $19.23 $39,990
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing (8) (8) $19.10 $39,730


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 5,610 1.10 2.08 $14.68 $30,520
Texas 4,320 0.40 0.75 $13.63 $28,360
New Jersey 4,010 1.05 2.00 $16.96 $35,280
Pennsylvania 3,890 0.69 1.32 $18.34 $38,140
California 3,840 0.26 0.50 $13.71 $28,520




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 Dakota 690 1.72 3.26 $15.13 $31,470
Nebraska 1,360 1.47 2.79 $15.78 $32,810
Oklahoma 2,150 1.38 2.62 $18.54 $38,570
Indiana 3,250 1.14 2.16 $15.70 $32,660
Alabama 2,060 1.11 2.12 $19.80 $41,190




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 720 1.01 1.92 $21.18 $44,040
Alabama 2,060 1.11 2.12 $19.80 $41,190
Virginia 1,930 0.53 1.01 $19.78 $41,140
Delaware 160 0.38 0.72 $18.74 $38,970
Wyoming (8) (8) (8) $18.54 $38,570





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,400 0.38 0.72 $15.92 $33,120
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.25 0.48 $12.87 $26,760
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,260 1.32 2.51 $17.92 $37,260
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,190 1.21 2.30 $17.12 $35,620
Pittsburgh, PA 990 0.88 1.67 $16.18 $33,660
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 970 0.35 0.67 $11.77 $24,470
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 970 0.52 1.00 $20.58 $42,800
Akron, OH 840 2.65 5.04 $13.93 $28,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 840 0.36 0.69 $16.90 $35,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 810 0.20 0.39 $13.23 $27,510




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)
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 440 7.56 14.38 $19.63 $40,830
Racine, WI 310 4.13 7.86 $16.87 $35,080
Rapid City, SD 210 3.48 6.61 $14.24 $29,620
Akron, OH 840 2.65 5.04 $13.93 $28,970
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 510 2.52 4.80 $17.73 $36,870
Lima, OH 110 2.22 4.23 $14.09 $29,300
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 80 2.11 4.00 $17.00 $35,370
Winchester, VA-WV 110 2.04 3.87 $17.80 $37,020
El Centro, CA 100 1.87 3.56 $9.52 $19,810
Tuscaloosa, AL 170 1.86 3.55 $21.91 $45,560




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)
Coeur d'Alene, ID (8) (8) (8) $23.07 $47,980
Erie, PA 160 1.32 2.50 $22.55 $46,910
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 170 1.00 1.89 $22.22 $46,210
Tuscaloosa, AL 170 1.86 3.55 $21.91 $45,560
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 970 0.52 1.00 $20.58 $42,800
Green Bay, WI 130 0.76 1.44 $20.35 $42,320
Reading, PA 140 0.83 1.59 $20.27 $42,160
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 220 0.52 1.00 $20.19 $41,990
Topeka, KS 110 1.02 1.93 $19.98 $41,560
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 370 0.69 1.30 $19.86 $41,300

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 860 2.22 4.23 $15.60 $32,440
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 750 3.64 6.92 $16.17 $33,630
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 740 6.63 12.60 $15.52 $32,290
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 730 2.69 5.12 $14.06 $29,240
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 680 2.68 5.10 $15.98 $33,240

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 740 6.63 12.60 $15.52 $32,290
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 630 4.95 9.41 $20.39 $42,410
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 320 4.86 9.24 $12.92 $26,880
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 390 4.18 7.95 $17.10 $35,560
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 290 4.12 7.84 $12.80 $26,630

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)
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 220 1.91 3.63 $22.74 $47,300
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 220 1.39 2.65 $21.72 $45,180
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 110 0.79 1.51 $21.52 $44,750
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 210 1.13 2.15 $21.26 $44,220
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.60 1.14 $20.87 $43,410


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014