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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
71,850 2.2 % $17.90 $37,240 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.00 $13.95 $17.06 $21.29 $25.73
Annual Wage (2) $24,970 $29,020 $35,480 $44,280 $53,510


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 16,120 11.82 $17.67 $36,750
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 15,590 3.72 $18.83 $39,170
Plastics Product Manufacturing 9,530 1.60 $16.83 $35,010
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 3,010 1.01 $19.90 $41,400
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 2,710 1.00 $18.24 $37,940

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 16,120 11.82 $17.67 $36,750
Tobacco Manufacturing 640 6.06 $21.57 $44,860
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 15,590 3.72 $18.83 $39,170
Animal Food Manufacturing 1,470 2.32 $15.90 $33,070
Plastics Product Manufacturing 9,530 1.60 $16.83 $35,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,220 1.32 $23.56 $49,010
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 50 0.01 $23.32 $48,500
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 270 0.24 $22.39 $46,560
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 40 0.05 $21.58 $44,880
Tobacco Manufacturing 640 6.06 $21.57 $44,860


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 6,900 1.27 2.59 $16.52 $34,370
Texas 5,440 0.44 0.89 $15.09 $31,390
California 4,960 0.29 0.58 $18.08 $37,610
New Jersey 3,610 0.88 1.80 $18.29 $38,050
North Carolina 3,500 0.78 1.60 $18.67 $38,820




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)
Nebraska 1,980 2.02 4.12 $19.58 $40,720
South Dakota 650 1.53 3.12 $16.73 $34,800
Alabama 2,680 1.36 2.78 $18.87 $39,240
Ohio 6,900 1.27 2.59 $16.52 $34,370
Arkansas 1,410 1.16 2.38 $19.01 $39,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 80 0.12 0.24 $22.95 $47,740
Connecticut 220 0.13 0.27 $22.94 $47,710
Louisiana 500 0.26 0.53 $21.43 $44,570
Delaware (8) (8) (8) $21.33 $44,370
Washington 880 0.27 0.54 $21.26 $44,220





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,420 0.35 0.72 $18.16 $37,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,130 0.34 0.70 $17.47 $36,340
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,770 0.48 0.99 $14.61 $30,390
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,520 0.32 0.66 $18.10 $37,640
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,170 0.94 1.91 $17.58 $36,560
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,030 0.34 0.69 $15.02 $31,250
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 960 0.45 0.93 $17.06 $35,480
Columbus, OH 910 0.86 1.75 $18.56 $38,610
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 910 0.46 0.94 $16.41 $34,120
Kansas City, MO-KS 890 0.83 1.69 $19.63 $40,830




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-Bridgeton, NJ 360 5.85 11.97 $22.38 $46,560
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 200 4.90 10.03 $17.34 $36,080
Gettysburg, PA 90 2.83 5.79 $17.80 $37,030
Albany, OR 120 2.66 5.44 $21.17 $44,030
Akron, OH 860 2.61 5.33 $17.03 $35,410
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 120 2.39 4.88 $18.41 $38,290
Tuscaloosa, AL 250 2.37 4.85 $19.93 $41,460
Sioux Falls, SD 340 2.19 4.48 $16.29 $33,880
Terre Haute, IN 130 2.04 4.16 $14.67 $30,510
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 310 2.03 4.15 $16.70 $34,730