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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers
Industry profile for Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers
Geographic profile for Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers

National estimates for Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
14,040 4.4 % $ 19.52 $ 40,600 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.96 $ 14.78 $ 18.05 $ 22.81 $ 28.61
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,030 $ 30,750 $ 37,550 $ 47,440 $ 59,520


Industry profile for Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fabric Mills 2,840 6.21 $ 18.30 $ 38,060
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,530 0.63 $ 21.46 $ 44,650
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,530 6.43 $ 17.13 $ 35,620
Plastics Product Manufacturing 620 0.11 $ 16.35 $ 34,000
Textile Furnishings Mills 570 1.32 $ 18.24 $ 37,930

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,530 6.43 $ 17.13 $ 35,620
Fabric Mills 2,840 6.21 $ 18.30 $ 38,060
Textile Furnishings Mills 570 1.32 $ 18.24 $ 37,930
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,530 0.63 $ 21.46 $ 44,650
Other Textile Product Mills 150 0.26 $ 16.36 $ 34,020

Top paying industries for Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 220 0.05 $ 24.14 $ 50,210
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 22.12 $ 46,010
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,530 0.63 $ 21.46 $ 44,650
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) (8) (8) $ 20.44 $ 42,510
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 180 0.03 $ 20.43 $ 42,490


Geographic profile for Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia 2,460 0.56 5.64 $ 19.38 $ 40,310
North Carolina 2,320 0.53 5.27 $ 19.47 $ 40,510
South Carolina 2,110 1.02 10.25 $ 18.59 $ 38,670
Alabama 840 0.44 4.38 $ 21.97 $ 45,690
Tennessee 740 0.25 2.50 $ 21.90 $ 45,550


Map of location quotient of extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 2,110 1.02 10.25 $ 18.59 $ 38,670
Georgia 2,460 0.56 5.64 $ 19.38 $ 40,310
North Carolina 2,320 0.53 5.27 $ 19.47 $ 40,510
Alabama 840 0.44 4.38 $ 21.97 $ 45,690
Tennessee 740 0.25 2.50 $ 21.90 $ 45,550


Map of annual mean wages of extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 260 0.19 1.92 $ 25.07 $ 52,140
Wisconsin (8) (8) (8) $ 23.48 $ 48,830
Washington 100 0.03 0.31 $ 22.24 $ 46,250
Alabama 840 0.44 4.38 $ 21.97 $ 45,690
Tennessee 740 0.25 2.50 $ 21.90 $ 45,550



Map of employment of extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 810 0.67 6.75 $ 19.39 $ 40,330
Dalton, GA 760 12.10 121.41 $ 16.89 $ 35,120
Columbia, SC 560 1.54 15.47 $ 18.51 $ 38,510
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 360 1.60 16.05 $ 17.75 $ 36,920
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 310 0.04 0.36 $ 16.05 $ 33,380
Asheville, NC 300 1.58 15.86 $ 20.70 $ 43,060
Greensboro-High Point, NC 230 0.68 6.82 $ 17.40 $ 36,190
Spartanburg, SC 230 1.46 14.66 $ 19.73 $ 41,040
Winston-Salem, NC 230 0.87 8.77 $ 21.74 $ 45,210
Columbus, OH 220 0.22 2.20 $ 16.70 $ 34,740


Map of location quotient of extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dalton, GA 760 12.10 121.41 $ 16.89 $ 35,120
Decatur, AL 130 2.34 23.53 $ 29.08 $ 60,490
Rome, GA 90 2.27 22.75 $ 15.92 $ 33,120
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 360 1.60 16.05 $ 17.75 $ 36,920
Asheville, NC 300 1.58 15.86 $ 20.70 $ 43,060
Columbia, SC 560 1.54 15.47 $ 18.51 $ 38,510
Spartanburg, SC 230 1.46 14.66 $ 19.73 $ 41,040
Winston-Salem, NC 230 0.87 8.77 $ 21.74 $ 45,210
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 120 0.85 8.51 $ 17.34 $ 36,070
Greensboro-High Point, NC 230 0.68 6.82 $ 17.40 $ 36,190


Map of annual mean wages of extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Decatur, AL 130 2.34 23.53 $ 29.08 $ 60,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (8) (8) (8) $ 22.67 $ 47,150
Winston-Salem, NC 230 0.87 8.77 $ 21.74 $ 45,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 220 0.04 0.39 $ 21.51 $ 44,740
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 30 0.01 0.13 $ 21.00 $ 43,680
Asheville, NC 300 1.58 15.86 $ 20.70 $ 43,060
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 110 0.04 0.43 $ 20.58 $ 42,810
Spartanburg, SC 230 1.46 14.66 $ 19.73 $ 41,040
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 810 0.67 6.75 $ 19.39 $ 40,330
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 200 0.50 5.04 $ 18.86 $ 39,220

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 320 1.91 19.19 $ 19.45 $ 40,460
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 250 1.86 18.72 $ 21.42 $ 44,540
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.61 6.08 $ 16.46 $ 34,240
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 0.53 5.36 $ 14.42 $ 29,990
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 120 0.82 8.20 $ 20.48 $ 42,610

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 320 1.91 19.19 $ 19.45 $ 40,460
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 250 1.86 18.72 $ 21.42 $ 44,540
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 120 0.82 8.20 $ 20.48 $ 42,610
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.61 6.08 $ 16.46 $ 34,240
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 0.53 5.36 $ 14.42 $ 29,990

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 250 1.86 18.72 $ 21.42 $ 44,540
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 120 0.82 8.20 $ 20.48 $ 42,610
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 320 1.91 19.19 $ 19.45 $ 40,460
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.30 $ 18.23 $ 37,920
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.61 6.08 $ 16.46 $ 34,240


About May 2021 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022