Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers

Set up, operate, or tend machines that extrude and form continuous filaments from synthetic materials, such as liquid polymer, rayon, and fiberglass.


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)
19,340 5.0 % $17.03 $35,420 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.73 $13.15 $16.46 $20.15 $23.95
Annual Wage (2) $22,310 $27,340 $34,240 $41,910 $49,810


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 4,240 0.75 $15.87 $33,010
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 3,610 3.91 $20.43 $42,500
Fabric Mills 2,730 4.97 $16.46 $34,230
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,380 4.67 $15.57 $32,380
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 1,320 1.64 $17.37 $36,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fabric Mills 2,730 4.97 $16.46 $34,230
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,380 4.67 $15.57 $32,380
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 3,610 3.91 $20.43 $42,500
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 1,320 1.64 $17.37 $36,120
Textile Furnishings Mills 790 1.52 $16.45 $34,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 3,610 3.91 $20.43 $42,500
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 160 0.06 $19.02 $39,560
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 820 0.96 $18.93 $39,370
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing (8) (8) $18.51 $38,510
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 1,320 1.64 $17.37 $36,120


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)
Georgia 3,120 0.74 5.37 $15.88 $33,030
North Carolina 2,490 0.59 4.28 $16.98 $35,310
South Carolina 1,970 0.99 7.21 $17.63 $36,670
California 1,550 0.10 0.70 $16.49 $34,300
Texas 920 0.08 0.57 $15.58 $32,400




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)
South Carolina 1,970 0.99 7.21 $17.63 $36,670
Georgia 3,120 0.74 5.37 $15.88 $33,030
North Carolina 2,490 0.59 4.28 $16.98 $35,310
West Virginia 250 0.36 2.58 $15.68 $32,620
Mississippi 340 0.30 2.18 $19.68 $40,930




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 720 0.19 1.39 $26.13 $54,350
Oregon 40 0.02 0.15 $24.34 $50,630
Mississippi 340 0.30 2.18 $19.68 $40,930
Connecticut 40 0.02 0.15 $19.57 $40,700
Florida 380 0.05 0.34 $19.24 $40,030





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)
Dalton, GA 1,090 15.98 115.99 $17.00 $35,360
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 960 0.82 5.98 $17.51 $36,420
Columbia, SC 660 1.77 12.84 $18.40 $38,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 580 0.23 1.66 $14.64 $30,440
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 570 0.37 2.66 $16.71 $34,750
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 530 2.46 17.86 $15.01 $31,220
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 210 0.54 3.90 $17.17 $35,710
Spartanburg, SC 200 1.43 10.36 $16.84 $35,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 0.33 $17.60 $36,620
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 180 0.06 0.45 $15.18 $31,570




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)
Dalton, GA 1,090 15.98 115.99 $17.00 $35,360
Rome, GA 130 3.61 26.23 $13.03 $27,090
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 530 2.46 17.86 $15.01 $31,220
Columbia, SC 660 1.77 12.84 $18.40 $38,280
Spartanburg, SC 200 1.43 10.36 $16.84 $35,040
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 960 0.82 5.98 $17.51 $36,420
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 100 0.69 4.99 $14.08 $29,290
Burlington, NC 40 0.61 4.43 $15.52 $32,280
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 210 0.54 3.90 $17.17 $35,710
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 140 0.41 3.00 (8) (8)




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)
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL (8) (8) (8) $23.57 $49,030
Kansas City, MO-KS 100 0.10 0.70 $23.44 $48,750
Wichita, KS 40 0.15 1.09 $18.78 $39,050
Columbia, SC 660 1.77 12.84 $18.40 $38,280
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.16 1.15 $18.38 $38,220
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $18.00 $37,430
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 140 0.22 1.57 $17.70 $36,820
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.66 $36,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 0.33 $17.60 $36,620
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 960 0.82 5.98 $17.51 $36,420

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 Georgia nonmetropolitan area 560 3.54 25.71 $16.35 $34,010
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 450 1.77 12.82 $15.70 $32,650
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 370 1.44 10.44 $15.35 $31,930
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 340 7.12 51.66 $15.79 $32,840
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 160 1.12 8.13 $15.39 $32,000

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)
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 340 7.12 51.66 $15.79 $32,840
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 560 3.54 25.71 $16.35 $34,010
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 1.84 13.39 $22.21 $46,200
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 450 1.77 12.82 $15.70 $32,650
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 370 1.44 10.44 $15.35 $31,930

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)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 1.84 13.39 $22.21 $46,200
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.47 $38,420
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 0.61 4.44 $18.17 $37,790
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 130 1.04 7.54 $17.20 $35,770
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.71 5.18 $16.39 $34,080


About May 2016 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017