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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
18,230 5.4 % $18.16 $37,760 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.51 $14.42 $17.36 $21.53 $26.09
Annual Wage (2) $26,010 $29,980 $36,110 $44,790 $54,270


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)
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 4,660 1.28 $19.30 $40,150
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3,690 0.88 $19.74 $41,050
Fabric Mills 3,090 5.94 $18.20 $37,850
Plastics Product Manufacturing 2,210 0.37 $16.80 $34,930
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,620 5.82 $15.81 $32,880

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 3,090 5.94 $18.20 $37,850
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,620 5.82 $15.81 $32,880
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,010 2.00 $16.90 $35,150
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 4,660 1.28 $19.30 $40,150
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3,690 0.88 $19.74 $41,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3,690 0.88 $19.74 $41,050
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 4,660 1.28 $19.30 $40,150
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing (8) (8) $18.71 $38,920
Rubber Product Manufacturing 30 0.02 $18.65 $38,790
Fabric Mills 3,090 5.94 $18.20 $37,850


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)
South Carolina 2,860 1.36 10.92 $17.58 $36,580
North Carolina 2,670 0.60 4.82 $17.72 $36,860
Georgia 2,460 0.55 4.43 $16.51 $34,340
Alabama 1,030 0.52 4.21 $18.99 $39,500
Texas 1,000 0.08 0.65 $16.46 $34,230




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 2,860 1.36 10.92 $17.58 $36,580
North Carolina 2,670 0.60 4.82 $17.72 $36,860
Georgia 2,460 0.55 4.43 $16.51 $34,340
Alabama 1,030 0.52 4.21 $18.99 $39,500
Mississippi 370 0.33 2.63 $17.53 $36,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 430 0.07 0.59 $23.52 $48,910
Tennessee 390 0.13 1.05 $23.31 $48,490
Kansas 160 0.11 0.90 $20.98 $43,640
Florida 120 0.01 0.11 $20.63 $42,910
Indiana 770 0.25 2.01 $19.41 $40,370





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)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 850 0.68 5.49 $16.48 $34,270
Dalton, GA 780 12.11 97.55 $16.73 $34,810
Columbia, SC 720 1.89 15.27 $18.96 $39,450
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 600 1.44 11.61 $18.32 $38,110
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 460 0.23 1.86 $17.54 $36,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 340 0.12 0.99 $17.77 $36,960
Spartanburg, SC 300 1.90 15.30 $19.39 $40,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 230 0.04 0.30 $17.42 $36,230
Asheville, NC 230 1.17 9.41 $19.18 $39,900
Winston-Salem, NC 170 0.65 5.23 $22.64 $47,080




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 780 12.11 97.55 $16.73 $34,810
Spartanburg, SC 300 1.90 15.30 $19.39 $40,340
Columbia, SC 720 1.89 15.27 $18.96 $39,450
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 600 1.44 11.61 $18.32 $38,110
Asheville, NC 230 1.17 9.41 $19.18 $39,900
Bellingham, WA 80 0.87 6.98 $18.16 $37,770
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 850 0.68 5.49 $16.48 $34,270
Winston-Salem, NC 170 0.65 5.23 $22.64 $47,080
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 460 0.23 1.86 $17.54 $36,490
Greensboro-High Point, NC 80 0.21 1.66 (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)
Winston-Salem, NC 170 0.65 5.23 $22.64 $47,080
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 110 0.04 0.32 $19.50 $40,550
Spartanburg, SC 300 1.90 15.30 $19.39 $40,340
Asheville, NC 230 1.17 9.41 $19.18 $39,900
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 50 0.02 0.13 $19.10 $39,730
Elkhart-Goshen, IN (8) (8) (8) $19.09 $39,700
Chattanooga, TN-GA (8) (8) (8) $18.98 $39,480
Columbia, SC 720 1.89 15.27 $18.96 $39,450
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 600 1.44 11.61 $18.32 $38,110
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $18.24 $37,930

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 640 3.76 30.26 $16.41 $34,140
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 530 5.57 44.88 $14.71 $30,590
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 330 1.42 11.41 $18.23 $37,910
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 250 1.67 13.48 $17.67 $36,760
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 0.73 5.91 $17.90 $37,230

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)
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 530 5.57 44.88 $14.71 $30,590
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 640 3.76 30.26 $16.41 $34,140
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 250 1.67 13.48 $17.67 $36,760
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 330 1.42 11.41 $18.23 $37,910
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 0.73 5.91 $17.90 $37,230

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.31 $46,410
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 330 1.42 11.41 $18.23 $37,910
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 0.73 5.91 $17.90 $37,230
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 250 1.67 13.48 $17.67 $36,760
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $16.85 $35,040


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020