Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
75,610 2.4 % $17.61 $36,620 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.46 $13.60 $16.90 $21.18 $25.03
Annual Wage (2) $23,840 $28,290 $35,150 $44,050 $52,060


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 35,500 6.05 $17.07 $35,500
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 6,080 10.10 $20.60 $42,840
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 4,720 3.33 $18.64 $38,770
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 3,670 6.47 $17.85 $37,120
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 3,250 5.69 $16.91 $35,170

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 6,080 10.10 $20.60 $42,840
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 3,670 6.47 $17.85 $37,120
Plastics Product Manufacturing 35,500 6.05 $17.07 $35,500
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 3,250 5.69 $16.91 $35,170
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 4,720 3.33 $18.64 $38,770

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 140 0.03 $25.58 $53,210
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 40 0.01 $21.23 $44,160
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 6,080 10.10 $20.60 $42,840
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,090 1.32 $19.64 $40,850
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing (8) (8) $19.43 $40,410


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 7,650 1.41 2.70 $17.03 $35,420
Texas 5,610 0.46 0.89 $16.98 $35,310
Indiana 4,940 1.62 3.10 $17.14 $35,650
Pennsylvania 4,870 0.83 1.60 $18.45 $38,380
North Carolina 4,750 1.08 2.08 $18.93 $39,370




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 4,670 1.64 3.14 $19.25 $40,030
Indiana 4,940 1.62 3.10 $17.14 $35,650
South Carolina 2,920 1.42 2.71 $20.19 $41,990
Ohio 7,650 1.41 2.70 $17.03 $35,420
Alabama 2,550 1.31 2.51 $13.86 $28,830




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 510 0.33 0.63 $22.03 $45,820
Connecticut 1,400 0.84 1.61 $20.65 $42,960
South Carolina 2,920 1.42 2.71 $20.19 $41,990
Rhode Island 410 0.86 1.65 $20.02 $41,640
Minnesota 1,730 0.60 1.16 $19.47 $40,500





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)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,080 0.58 1.11 $16.04 $33,360
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,940 0.20 0.39 $17.12 $35,620
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,890 0.71 1.35 $17.59 $36,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,720 0.28 0.54 $16.86 $35,070
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,400 1.16 2.21 $19.36 $40,270
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,360 8.83 16.91 $20.40 $42,420
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,330 0.29 0.55 $17.41 $36,200
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,300 1.21 2.32 $18.55 $38,590
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,220 0.41 0.78 $18.60 $38,690
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,190 0.61 1.16 $20.36 $42,340




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)
Sheboygan, WI 1,110 18.50 35.42 $19.43 $40,400
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,360 8.83 16.91 $20.40 $42,420
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 460 8.44 16.15 $16.91 $35,160
Terre Haute, IN 470 7.07 13.54 $19.77 $41,120
Williamsport, PA 320 6.12 11.71 $18.80 $39,090
Valdosta, GA 230 4.44 8.50 $12.66 $26,320
Evansville, IN-KY 680 4.36 8.35 $16.78 $34,890
Janesville-Beloit, WI 270 4.06 7.78 $17.23 $35,830
Appleton, WI 420 3.45 6.61 $24.60 $51,170
Fort Wayne, IN 720 3.34 6.38 $18.15 $37,760