Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
71,960 2.6 % $16.99 $35,340 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.79 $13.02 $16.29 $20.29 $24.16
Annual Wage (2) $22,440 $27,080 $33,870 $42,190 $50,260


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 33,350 5.91 $16.25 $33,810
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 5,540 9.20 $17.94 $37,310
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 4,350 3.32 $17.62 $36,660
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 3,750 6.65 $18.28 $38,030
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 3,290 5.62 $16.19 $33,680

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 5,540 9.20 $17.94 $37,310
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 3,750 6.65 $18.28 $38,030
Plastics Product Manufacturing 33,350 5.91 $16.25 $33,810
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 3,290 5.62 $16.19 $33,680
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 4,350 3.32 $17.62 $36,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 310 0.20 $24.10 $50,120
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 350 0.07 $22.71 $47,240
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $20.75 $43,160
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 420 0.45 $20.32 $42,260
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 50 0.05 $19.59 $40,740


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 6,480 1.21 2.37 $16.47 $34,250
Texas 5,210 0.44 0.87 $15.96 $33,210
Indiana 5,150 1.72 3.36 $16.94 $35,240
Pennsylvania 4,940 0.86 1.68 $17.54 $36,480
North Carolina 4,320 1.02 1.99 $17.67 $36,760




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 5,150 1.72 3.36 $16.94 $35,240
New Hampshire 790 1.23 2.39 $17.32 $36,020
Ohio 6,480 1.21 2.37 $16.47 $34,250
Alabama 2,270 1.19 2.32 $15.30 $31,820
South Carolina 2,280 1.15 2.25 $21.30 $44,310




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 2,280 1.15 2.25 $21.30 $44,310
Washington 900 0.29 0.57 $21.14 $43,970
West Virginia 330 0.47 0.92 $20.48 $42,600
Iowa 740 0.48 0.94 $19.81 $41,200
Nebraska 240 0.25 0.49 $18.45 $38,370





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 2,120 0.87 1.71 $15.25 $31,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,580 0.62 1.20 $16.78 $34,900
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,420 1.38 2.70 $15.91 $33,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.30 0.59 $18.26 $37,990
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,170 1.01 1.97 $18.38 $38,230
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,130 1.09 2.12 $17.33 $36,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,060 0.56 1.08 $18.90 $39,310
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.16 0.31 $15.69 $32,630
Fort Wayne, IN 1,030 4.87 9.51 $17.94 $37,320
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 1,020 2.57 5.01 $23.29 $48,430




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 360 6.08 11.86 $16.27 $33,830
Fort Wayne, IN 1,030 4.87 9.51 $17.94 $37,320
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 630 4.22 8.23 $20.39 $42,410
Gainesville, GA 330 4.07 7.95 $14.48 $30,120
Janesville-Beloit, WI 260 3.95 7.72 $16.11 $33,510
Gadsden, AL 140 3.79 7.40 $13.15 $27,360
Terre Haute, IN 250 3.72 7.25 $18.86 $39,230
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 480 3.61 7.03 $15.53 $32,300
Evansville, IN-KY 490 3.19 6.22 $17.73 $36,880
Waterbury, CT 210 3.07 6.00 $19.01 $39,530