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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend machines to extrude or draw thermoplastic or metal materials into tubes, rods, hoses, wire, bars, or structural shapes.


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)
76,940 2.4 % $18.16 $37,770 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.03 $14.16 $17.46 $21.80 $25.85
Annual Wage (2) $25,010 $29,460 $36,320 $45,350 $53,770


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)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 36,870 6.21 $17.73 $36,880
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 5,610 9.01 $21.59 $44,900
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 4,210 2.86 $19.58 $40,720
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 4,090 6.79 $17.70 $36,810
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 3,850 1.06 $20.02 $41,640

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 5,610 9.01 $21.59 $44,900
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 4,090 6.79 $17.70 $36,810
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 3,830 6.62 $17.70 $36,810
Plastics Product Manufacturing 36,870 6.21 $17.73 $36,880
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 4,210 2.86 $19.58 $40,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 200 0.04 $25.65 $53,360
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 5,610 9.01 $21.59 $44,900
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing (8) (8) $21.42 $44,550
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 870 1.01 $20.64 $42,940
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 40 0.03 $20.42 $42,480


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 7,480 1.37 2.62 $17.42 $36,230
Texas 5,880 0.47 0.90 $17.82 $37,070
California 5,490 0.32 0.60 $16.38 $34,080
Indiana 4,840 1.58 3.01 $17.46 $36,320
Wisconsin 4,690 1.63 3.12 $20.02 $41,650




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)
Wisconsin 4,690 1.63 3.12 $20.02 $41,650
Indiana 4,840 1.58 3.01 $17.46 $36,320
Ohio 7,480 1.37 2.62 $17.42 $36,230
South Carolina 2,540 1.21 2.30 $22.11 $45,980
Alabama 2,070 1.05 2.00 $14.66 $30,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 2,540 1.21 2.30 $22.11 $45,980
Connecticut 1,350 0.81 1.55 $21.94 $45,630
Maine 60 0.10 0.19 $21.27 $44,240
Iowa 750 0.48 0.92 $21.18 $44,050
Rhode Island 300 0.61 1.17 $20.95 $43,580





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,840 0.45 0.87 $16.20 $33,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,760 1.01 1.92 $19.23 $40,000
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,010 0.21 0.40 $17.03 $35,420
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,880 0.51 0.98 $16.74 $34,820
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,780 0.38 0.73 $17.06 $35,490
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,700 0.56 1.07 $18.68 $38,860
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,520 9.91 18.92 $20.33 $42,290
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,440 1.16 2.21 $20.32 $42,270
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,260 1.16 2.22 $18.64 $38,770
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,220 1.17 2.23 $16.92 $35,190




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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,520 9.91 18.92 $20.33 $42,290
Terre Haute, IN 550 8.40 16.03 $20.34 $42,300
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 380 6.86 13.10 $17.09 $35,550
Williamsport, PA 280 5.57 10.63 $19.22 $39,980
Appleton, WI 540 4.38 8.36 $24.23 $50,390
Valdosta, GA 210 3.88 7.41 $13.03 $27,110
Fort Wayne, IN 830 3.81 7.27 $17.91 $37,250
Janesville-Beloit, WI 250 3.80 7.25 $17.18 $35,730
Evansville, IN-KY 540 3.45 6.58 $17.12 $35,600
Gainesville, GA 300 3.32 6.34 $15.91 $33,090