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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 "Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders" (51-6042) and "Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-9196).


National estimates for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Industry profile for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Geographic profile for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

National estimates for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
63,730 2.4 % $ 18.48 $ 38,440 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.42 $ 14.32 $ 17.58 $ 22.12 $ 26.58
Annual Wage (2) $ 25,830 $ 29,780 $ 36,560 $ 46,010 $ 55,300


Industry profile for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 14,110 3.52 $ 19.06 $ 39,640
Rubber Product Manufacturing 13,190 10.89 $ 18.09 $ 37,620
Plastics Product Manufacturing 8,700 1.55 $ 17.32 $ 36,030
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 3,790 1.27 $ 19.80 $ 41,180
Employment Services 2,920 0.09 $ 15.28 $ 31,780

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rubber Product Manufacturing 13,190 10.89 $ 18.09 $ 37,620
Tobacco Manufacturing 560 5.71 $ 22.50 $ 46,810
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 14,110 3.52 $ 19.06 $ 39,640
Animal Food Manufacturing 1,360 2.11 $ 17.35 $ 36,080
Plastics Product Manufacturing 8,700 1.55 $ 17.32 $ 36,030

Top paying industries for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 70 0.01 $ 26.76 $ 55,670
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,140 1.25 $ 24.61 $ 51,190
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 150 0.14 $ 24.30 $ 50,540
Tobacco Manufacturing 560 5.71 $ 22.50 $ 46,810
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 200 0.34 $ 21.84 $ 45,430


Geographic profile for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 5,820 0.48 1.05 $ 15.62 $ 32,490
Ohio 5,750 1.12 2.44 $ 17.36 $ 36,100
California 4,740 0.29 0.63 $ 18.48 $ 38,430
New York 3,020 0.35 0.76 $ 21.32 $ 44,350
Indiana 2,930 1.01 2.19 $ 18.31 $ 38,090




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 1,400 1.49 3.24 $ 20.78 $ 43,220
South Dakota 600 1.46 3.19 $ 17.15 $ 35,660
Ohio 5,750 1.12 2.44 $ 17.36 $ 36,100
Indiana 2,930 1.01 2.19 $ 18.31 $ 38,090
Arkansas 1,160 0.98 2.15 $ 19.66 $ 40,890




Top paying states for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 60 0.13 0.29 $ 23.86 $ 49,640
Idaho 110 0.15 0.32 $ 23.70 $ 49,290
Colorado 510 0.20 0.43 $ 23.14 $ 48,140
Connecticut 350 0.23 0.50 $ 22.44 $ 46,670
Washington 720 0.23 0.49 $ 21.39 $ 44,480





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

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 2,790 0.32 0.69 $ 20.64 $ 42,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,010 0.35 0.75 $ 18.05 $ 37,540
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,940 0.54 1.18 $ 14.94 $ 31,070
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,630 0.37 0.82 $ 17.64 $ 36,700
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,460 0.49 1.07 $ 15.52 $ 32,280
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 870 0.47 1.03 $ 20.71 $ 43,090
Kansas City, MO-KS 840 0.82 1.78 $ 20.12 $ 41,850
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 760 0.78 1.69 $ 16.19 $ 33,680
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 760 0.63 1.37 $ 17.68 $ 36,780
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 750 1.78 3.88 $ 26.16 $ 54,410




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lima, OH 280 6.08 13.27 $ 19.02 $ 39,560
Longview, WA 200 5.46 11.91 $ 25.56 $ 53,160
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 190 4.81 10.50 $ 18.15 $ 37,750
Pine Bluff, AR 130 4.65 10.15 (8) (8)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 260 4.58 10.00 $ 25.56 $ 53,170
Gettysburg, PA 100 3.41 7.43 $ 18.36 $ 38,200
Midland, MI 90 2.77 6.06 $ 13.40 $ 27,870
Albany, OR 110 2.54 5.54 $ 21.89 $ 45,530
Joplin, MO 170 2.26 4.94 $ 19.04 $ 39,600
Rockford, IL 290 2.18 4.76 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Haven, CT 90 0.32 0.71 $ 28.15 $ 58,550
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 750 1.78 3.88 $ 26.16 $ 54,410
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 260 4.58 10.00 $ 25.56 $ 53,170
Longview, WA 200 5.46 11.91 $ 25.56 $ 53,160
Spartanburg, SC 200 1.31 2.85 $ 25.04 $ 52,080
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 260 0.18 0.38 $ 24.52 $ 51,010
Reading, PA 100 0.58 1.28 $ 23.77 $ 49,440
Albany, OR 110 2.54 5.54 $ 21.89 $ 45,530
Auburn-Opelika, AL (8) (8) (8) $ 21.83 $ 45,410
Stockton-Lodi, CA 160 0.64 1.39 $ 21.80 $ 45,340

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 940 3.03 6.61 $ 16.28 $ 33,850
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 720 5.69 12.41 $ 16.88 $ 35,110
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 560 2.51 5.47 $ 15.57 $ 32,380
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 560 1.48 3.23 $ 18.48 $ 38,440
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 550 2.26 4.93 $ 17.34 $ 36,070

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 400 6.16 13.46 $ 23.88 $ 49,680
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 720 5.69 12.41 $ 16.88 $ 35,110
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 940 3.03 6.61 $ 16.28 $ 33,850
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 560 2.51 5.47 $ 15.57 $ 32,380
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 320 2.28 4.97 $ 14.46 $ 30,070

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.84 1.84 $ 25.36 $ 52,760
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 24.61 $ 51,180
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 400 6.16 13.46 $ 23.88 $ 49,680
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 23.28 $ 48,420
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 0.94 $ 22.88 $ 47,590


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