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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
15,840 5.9 % $ 18.83 $ 39,170 1.3 %

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 $ 12.87 $ 14.86 $ 17.87 $ 22.23 $ 27.60
Annual Wage (2) $ 26,770 $ 30,910 $ 37,160 $ 46,230 $ 57,420


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

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)
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 4,940 1.37 $ 20.37 $ 42,360
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3,180 0.79 $ 19.84 $ 41,260
Fabric Mills 2,780 6.03 $ 18.49 $ 38,450
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,310 0.23 $ 17.10 $ 35,570
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,160 5.37 $ 15.83 $ 32,930

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)
Fabric Mills 2,780 6.03 $ 18.49 $ 38,450
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,160 5.37 $ 15.83 $ 32,930
Textile Furnishings Mills 870 1.98 $ 17.05 $ 35,460
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 4,940 1.37 $ 20.37 $ 42,360
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3,180 0.79 $ 19.84 $ 41,260

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)
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 4,940 1.37 $ 20.37 $ 42,360
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3,180 0.79 $ 19.84 $ 41,260
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 19.18 $ 39,890
Fabric Mills 2,780 6.03 $ 18.49 $ 38,450
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 190 0.04 $ 17.72 $ 36,860


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

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.





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)
South Carolina 2,780 1.38 12.09 $ 18.44 $ 38,350
North Carolina 2,190 0.51 4.49 $ 18.53 $ 38,550
Georgia 2,130 0.49 4.33 $ 16.83 $ 35,010
Michigan 850 0.22 1.89 $ 17.14 $ 35,650
Ohio 830 0.16 1.42 $ 19.91 $ 41,410




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 2,780 1.38 12.09 $ 18.44 $ 38,350
North Carolina 2,190 0.51 4.49 $ 18.53 $ 38,550
Georgia 2,130 0.49 4.33 $ 16.83 $ 35,010
Alabama 810 0.42 3.72 $ 20.60 $ 42,840
Tennessee 660 0.23 2.01 $ 23.33 $ 48,520




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)
Florida 130 0.02 0.14 $ 33.13 $ 68,920
Tennessee 660 0.23 2.01 $ 23.33 $ 48,520
Kansas 150 0.11 0.98 $ 22.06 $ 45,890
Virginia (8) (8) (8) $ 21.25 $ 44,200
Alabama 810 0.42 3.72 $ 20.60 $ 42,840





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 800 0.66 5.81 $ 18.11 $ 37,660
Dalton, GA 780 12.94 113.63 $ 16.39 $ 34,090
Columbia, SC 690 1.84 16.16 $ 19.41 $ 40,370
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 520 1.34 11.79 $ 18.55 $ 38,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 360 0.14 1.22 $ 18.88 $ 39,260
Spartanburg, SC 350 2.23 19.60 $ 17.19 $ 35,750
Asheville, NC 230 1.24 10.92 $ 19.89 $ 41,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 220 0.04 0.33 $ 17.94 $ 37,320
Winston-Salem, NC 150 0.58 5.12 $ 24.71 $ 51,390
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 140 0.98 8.59 $ 16.19 $ 33,670




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 780 12.94 113.63 $ 16.39 $ 34,090
Spartanburg, SC 350 2.23 19.60 $ 17.19 $ 35,750
Columbia, SC 690 1.84 16.16 $ 19.41 $ 40,370
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 520 1.34 11.79 $ 18.55 $ 38,590
Asheville, NC 230 1.24 10.92 $ 19.89 $ 41,360
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 140 0.98 8.59 $ 16.19 $ 33,670
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 800 0.66 5.81 $ 18.11 $ 37,660
Bellingham, WA 50 0.65 5.72 $ 20.88 $ 43,430
Winston-Salem, NC 150 0.58 5.12 $ 24.71 $ 51,390
Greensboro-High Point, NC 140 0.39 3.40 $ 16.98 $ 35,320




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)
Winston-Salem, NC 150 0.58 5.12 $ 24.71 $ 51,390
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 60 0.02 0.20 $ 23.12 $ 48,080
Bellingham, WA 50 0.65 5.72 $ 20.88 $ 43,430
St. Louis, MO-IL 120 0.09 0.78 $ 20.57 $ 42,780
Elkhart-Goshen, IN (8) (8) (8) $ 20.34 $ 42,310
Asheville, NC 230 1.24 10.92 $ 19.89 $ 41,360
Columbia, SC 690 1.84 16.16 $ 19.41 $ 40,370
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 130 0.04 0.32 $ 19.40 $ 40,340
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 40 0.01 0.13 $ 19.07 $ 39,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 360 0.14 1.22 $ 18.88 $ 39,260

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 480 2.89 25.40 $ 17.21 $ 35,790
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 450 4.74 41.59 $ 15.18 $ 31,580
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 220 1.57 13.77 $ 18.56 $ 38,600
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 0.83 7.33 $ 18.33 $ 38,130
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 2.91 $ 19.86 $ 41,300

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)
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 450 4.74 41.59 $ 15.18 $ 31,580
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 480 2.89 25.40 $ 17.21 $ 35,790
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 220 1.57 13.77 $ 18.56 $ 38,600
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 0.83 7.33 $ 18.33 $ 38,130
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 2.91 $ 19.86 $ 41,300

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 40 0.33 2.91 $ 19.86 $ 41,300
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 220 1.57 13.77 $ 18.56 $ 38,600
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 0.83 7.33 $ 18.33 $ 38,130
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 17.90 $ 37,230
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 480 2.89 25.40 $ 17.21 $ 35,790


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021