Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
73,530 2.5 % $17.33 $36,050 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.03 $13.26 $16.63 $20.85 $24.66
Annual Wage (2) $22,930 $27,580 $34,600 $43,360 $51,290


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 33,640 5.86 $16.60 $34,530
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 5,500 9.55 $19.85 $41,290
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 4,560 3.40 $18.58 $38,650
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 3,790 6.97 $17.85 $37,130
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 3,360 5.92 $16.50 $34,330

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 5,500 9.55 $19.85 $41,290
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 3,790 6.97 $17.85 $37,130
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 3,360 5.92 $16.50 $34,330
Plastics Product Manufacturing 33,640 5.86 $16.60 $34,530
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 4,560 3.40 $18.58 $38,650

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 $25.77 $53,610
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $21.65 $45,040
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 970 1.21 $20.14 $41,880
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 1,050 0.30 $20.00 $41,600
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 5,500 9.55 $19.85 $41,290


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 7,040 1.31 2.54 $16.67 $34,670
Texas 5,430 0.46 0.89 $16.90 $35,150
Indiana 5,060 1.68 3.25 $17.52 $36,440
Pennsylvania 5,030 0.87 1.69 $17.88 $37,190
North Carolina 4,590 1.07 2.07 $18.33 $38,120




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)
Indiana 5,060 1.68 3.25 $17.52 $36,440
South Carolina 3,050 1.52 2.95 $21.03 $43,750
Ohio 7,040 1.31 2.54 $16.67 $34,670
Alabama 2,320 1.21 2.34 $13.42 $27,920
Wisconsin 3,320 1.18 2.28 $16.67 $34,680




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 3,050 1.52 2.95 $21.03 $43,750
Iowa 680 0.44 0.85 $19.98 $41,550
North Dakota 50 0.13 0.25 $19.26 $40,050
Connecticut 1,270 0.77 1.49 $19.17 $39,880
Minnesota 1,720 0.61 1.17 $19.11 $39,750



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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-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,210 0.89 1.72 $15.74 $32,740
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,650 1.39 2.70 $18.54 $38,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,580 0.60 1.17 $16.85 $35,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.34 0.66 $18.55 $38,580
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,390 1.35 2.62 $16.61 $34,540
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,230 1.16 2.25 $18.02 $37,480
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.17 0.33 $17.44 $36,280
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,110 0.57 1.11 $19.69 $40,960
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 1,080 2.69 5.22 $23.78 $49,470
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,030 6.70 12.99 $21.50 $44,710


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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)
Terre Haute, IN 480 7.16 13.88 $19.27 $40,080
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 370 6.88 13.34 $15.30 $31,820
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,030 6.70 12.99 $21.50 $44,710
Williamsport, PA 300 5.81 11.27 $18.57 $38,630
Mansfield, OH 280 5.63 10.92 $15.77 $32,800
Sheboygan, WI 290 5.05 9.79 $16.81 $34,960
Lawrence, KS 170 3.38 6.55 $18.15 $37,740
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 680 3.19 6.19 $17.91 $37,250
Evansville, IN-KY 470 3.09 5.98 $18.26 $37,980
Janesville-Beloit, WI 200 3.03 5.87 $14.23 $29,600


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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)
Decatur, AL 70 1.31 2.53 $25.96 $54,000
Winchester, VA-WV 130 2.23 4.31 $23.84 $49,580
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 1,080 2.69 5.22 $23.78 $49,470
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.09 0.17 $23.40 $48,670
Columbia, SC 420 1.14 2.21 $23.29 $48,430
Lancaster, PA 180 0.74 1.43 $22.05 $45,860
Waterbury, CT 170 2.42 4.69 $21.84 $45,420
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 80 0.25 0.48 $21.63 $44,980
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,030 6.70 12.99 $21.50 $44,710
Reading, PA 220 1.27 2.47 $20.79 $43,240

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 1,000 3.00 5.82 $17.51 $36,430
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 850 3.35 6.50 $16.48 $34,280
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 770 3.59 6.96 $17.88 $37,190
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 740 3.90 7.56 $18.29 $38,050
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 590 2.31 4.48 $17.75 $36,920

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)
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 330 6.18 11.98 $21.91 $45,580
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 740 3.90 7.56 $18.29 $38,050
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 770 3.59 6.96 $17.88 $37,190
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 850 3.35 6.50 $16.48 $34,280
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 1,000 3.00 5.82 $17.51 $36,430

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 200 0.90 1.74 $23.72 $49,340
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 330 6.18 11.98 $21.91 $45,580
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.92 1.79 $20.37 $42,370
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.52 1.00 $19.99 $41,580
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.87 $41,330


About May 2017 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018