Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
18,880 5.8 % $16.69 $34,720 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.93 $12.99 $16.09 $19.70 $23.89
Annual Wage (2) $22,740 $27,010 $33,470 $40,980 $49,690


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 4,180 0.73 $15.94 $33,150
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 4,170 1.16 $17.94 $37,320
Fabric Mills 2,910 5.42 $16.64 $34,610
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,500 0.61 $18.44 $38,360
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,110 3.87 $15.60 $32,440

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 2,910 5.42 $16.64 $34,610
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,110 3.87 $15.60 $32,440
Textile Furnishings Mills 780 1.48 $16.09 $33,460
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 4,170 1.16 $17.94 $37,320
Plastics Product Manufacturing 4,180 0.73 $15.94 $33,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chemical Manufacturing (3255 and 3256 only) (8) (8) $18.99 $39,490
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,500 0.61 $18.44 $38,360
Rubber Product Manufacturing 310 0.23 $17.97 $37,370
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 4,170 1.16 $17.94 $37,320
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 190 0.04 $17.17 $35,710


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 2,490 0.58 4.37 $15.83 $32,920
North Carolina 2,410 0.56 4.23 $16.10 $33,490
South Carolina 2,100 1.05 7.90 $17.02 $35,410
California 1,640 0.10 0.74 $17.50 $36,410
Illinois 1,240 0.21 1.58 $16.16 $33,620




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 2,100 1.05 7.90 $17.02 $35,410
Georgia 2,490 0.58 4.37 $15.83 $32,920
North Carolina 2,410 0.56 4.23 $16.10 $33,490
Alabama 500 0.26 1.96 $16.68 $34,690
Mississippi 260 0.23 1.73 $18.95 $39,420




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 40 0.02 0.15 $25.15 $52,320
Pennsylvania 490 0.08 0.64 $20.40 $42,440
Washington 410 0.13 0.98 $20.16 $41,930
Kansas 270 0.20 1.48 $19.43 $40,420
Oklahoma 290 0.18 1.37 $19.36 $40,260



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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)
Dalton, GA 770 11.72 88.43 $16.07 $33,430
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 710 0.60 4.49 $15.94 $33,160
Columbia, SC 600 1.62 12.21 $19.71 $41,000
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 530 0.33 2.47 $17.71 $36,840
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 450 2.08 15.68 $15.96 $33,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 450 0.17 1.30 $15.13 $31,460
Spartanburg, SC 290 1.95 14.70 $17.02 $35,390
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 190 0.47 3.53 $17.14 $35,660
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 190 0.06 0.48 $13.36 $27,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.28 $15.99 $33,260


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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)
Dalton, GA 770 11.72 88.43 $16.07 $33,430
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 450 2.08 15.68 $15.96 $33,190
Spartanburg, SC 290 1.95 14.70 $17.02 $35,390
Columbia, SC 600 1.62 12.21 $19.71 $41,000
Burlington, NC 50 0.91 6.84 $15.21 $31,630
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 140 0.81 6.13 $20.63 $42,920
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 710 0.60 4.49 $15.94 $33,160
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 190 0.47 3.53 $17.14 $35,660
Bellingham, WA 40 0.47 3.57 (8) (8)
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 530 0.33 2.47 $17.71 $36,840


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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)
Kansas City, MO-KS 90 0.09 0.64 $23.58 $49,050
Akron, OH 80 0.24 1.80 $20.95 $43,570
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 140 0.81 6.13 $20.63 $42,920
Columbia, SC 600 1.62 12.21 $19.71 $41,000
Winston-Salem, NC (8) (8) (8) $19.14 $39,800
Oklahoma City, OK (8) (8) (8) $18.11 $37,660
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 530 0.33 2.47 $17.71 $36,840
Wichita, KS 30 0.10 0.78 $17.35 $36,090
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.18 $35,740
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 190 0.47 3.53 $17.14 $35,660

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)
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 410 8.65 65.26 $15.24 $31,700
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 260 0.99 7.51 $14.40 $29,950
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.23 9.25 $17.77 $36,970
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 120 0.85 6.44 $15.39 $32,000
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 1.84 13.88 $12.87 $26,770

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 410 8.65 65.26 $15.24 $31,700
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 1.84 13.88 $12.87 $26,770
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.23 9.25 $17.77 $36,970
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 260 0.99 7.51 $14.40 $29,950
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 120 0.85 6.44 $15.39 $32,000

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)
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.81 $37,040
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.23 9.25 $17.77 $36,970
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.35 $17.11 $35,590
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.57 $34,470
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 120 0.85 6.44 $15.39 $32,000


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.

(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