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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
18,130 5.0 % $17.07 $35,500 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.65 $13.47 $16.44 $20.06 $24.09
Annual Wage (2) $24,240 $28,010 $34,200 $41,730 $50,100


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)
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 3,900 1.08 $17.86 $37,150
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,170 0.54 $16.75 $34,840
Fabric Mills 3,000 5.66 $17.30 $35,980
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,570 0.62 $18.94 $39,390
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,410 4.98 $15.76 $32,790

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 3,000 5.66 $17.30 $35,980
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,410 4.98 $15.76 $32,790
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 3,900 1.08 $17.86 $37,150
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,570 0.62 $18.94 $39,390
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,170 0.54 $16.75 $34,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,570 0.62 $18.94 $39,390
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 3,900 1.08 $17.86 $37,150
Fabric Mills 3,000 5.66 $17.30 $35,980
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 250 0.05 $17.27 $35,920
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,170 0.54 $16.75 $34,840


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)
Georgia 2,910 0.66 5.28 $16.05 $33,390
North Carolina 2,380 0.54 4.33 $16.89 $35,130
South Carolina 2,150 1.04 8.31 $17.97 $37,380
Michigan 1,390 0.32 2.57 $15.73 $32,730
Illinois 1,320 0.22 1.76 $17.05 $35,460




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 2,150 1.04 8.31 $17.97 $37,380
Georgia 2,910 0.66 5.28 $16.05 $33,390
North Carolina 2,380 0.54 4.33 $16.89 $35,130
Alabama 840 0.43 3.46 $16.75 $34,840
Mississippi 460 0.41 3.28 $16.41 $34,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 470 0.08 0.65 $22.14 $46,040
Florida 130 0.01 0.12 $19.91 $41,420
Missouri 120 0.04 0.33 $19.85 $41,290
Kentucky 120 0.06 0.51 $19.41 $40,370
Kansas 190 0.14 1.10 $19.37 $40,290





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)
Dalton, GA 840 12.98 103.58 $16.44 $34,200
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 830 0.18 1.43 $17.89 $37,210
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 800 0.66 5.24 $15.93 $33,130
Columbia, SC 700 1.84 14.70 $20.11 $41,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 460 0.08 0.60 $16.96 $35,270
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 370 0.14 1.12 $16.37 $34,060
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 320 0.09 0.71 $16.38 $34,060
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 320 1.42 11.35 $18.20 $37,860
Spartanburg, SC 250 1.64 13.08 $18.39 $38,250
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 170 0.33 2.63 $15.48 $32,190




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 840 12.98 103.58 $16.44 $34,200
Columbia, SC 700 1.84 14.70 $20.11 $41,830
Spartanburg, SC 250 1.64 13.08 $18.39 $38,250
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 320 1.42 11.35 $18.20 $37,860
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 800 0.66 5.24 $15.93 $33,130
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 170 0.33 2.63 $15.48 $32,190
Akron, OH 80 0.25 2.03 $20.97 $43,610
Greensboro-High Point, NC 80 0.23 1.85 $14.95 $31,100
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 830 0.18 1.43 $17.89 $37,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 370 0.14 1.12 $16.37 $34,060




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)
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $22.17 $46,120
Akron, OH 80 0.25 2.03 $20.97 $43,610
Columbia, SC 700 1.84 14.70 $20.11 $41,830
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC (8) (8) (8) $18.41 $38,300
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $18.40 $38,280
Spartanburg, SC 250 1.64 13.08 $18.39 $38,250
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 320 1.42 11.35 $18.20 $37,860
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 830 0.18 1.43 $17.89 $37,210
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $17.50 $36,390
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (8) (8) (8) $17.03 $35,430

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 320 1.25 9.98 $15.17 $31,560
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 310 1.33 10.61 $16.90 $35,150
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 260 1.76 14.02 $17.01 $35,380
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.41 11.24 $18.11 $37,670

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)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 260 1.76 14.02 $17.01 $35,380
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.41 11.24 $18.11 $37,670
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 310 1.33 10.61 $16.90 $35,150
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 320 1.25 9.98 $15.17 $31,560

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.43 $40,410
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.41 11.24 $18.11 $37,670
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $17.08 $35,530
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 260 1.76 14.02 $17.01 $35,380
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 310 1.33 10.61 $16.90 $35,150


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019