Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines, such as glass forming machines, plodder machines, and tuber machines, to shape and form products, such as glassware, food, rubber, soap, brick, tile, clay, wax, tobacco, or cosmetics. Excludes "Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-9196) and "Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders" (51-6042).


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)
76,120 2.7 % $17.03 $35,430 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.04 $13.12 $16.19 $20.29 $24.56
Annual Wage (2) $22,950 $27,290 $33,680 $42,190 $51,090


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)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 17,550 4.29 $17.97 $37,370
Rubber Product Manufacturing 15,760 11.73 $16.55 $34,430
Plastics Product Manufacturing 11,410 1.99 $16.64 $34,600
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 3,130 0.87 $16.60 $34,530
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 2,800 1.04 $17.61 $36,620

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rubber Product Manufacturing 15,760 11.73 $16.55 $34,430
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 17,550 4.29 $17.97 $37,370
Tobacco Manufacturing 410 3.38 $17.65 $36,710
Animal Food Manufacturing 1,520 2.54 $17.49 $36,380
Plastics Product Manufacturing 11,410 1.99 $16.64 $34,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,160 1.20 $23.33 $48,520
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 480 0.64 $21.14 $43,980
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 160 0.14 $20.63 $42,900
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 90 0.02 $19.97 $41,530
Warehousing and Storage (8) (8) $19.94 $41,470


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 7,930 1.48 2.77 $17.18 $35,740
Texas 5,680 0.48 0.89 $15.09 $31,390
California 4,560 0.27 0.51 $17.00 $35,360
New Jersey 3,840 0.96 1.80 $16.83 $35,000
North Carolina 3,810 0.89 1.66 $17.67 $36,750




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)
Alabama 2,860 1.49 2.79 $17.76 $36,930
Ohio 7,930 1.48 2.77 $17.18 $35,740
Nebraska 1,420 1.46 2.74 $18.51 $38,510
South Dakota 610 1.45 2.72 $15.83 $32,930
New Hampshire 870 1.33 2.50 $16.14 $33,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 350 0.50 0.94 $27.09 $56,350
Louisiana 500 0.26 0.49 $20.36 $42,350
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $19.89 $41,380
Delaware 160 0.37 0.69 $18.97 $39,470
Oregon 1,030 0.56 1.06 $18.91 $39,340



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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 2,090 0.84 1.57 $14.36 $29,870
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,860 1.59 2.98 $16.60 $34,530
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.20 0.38 $15.07 $31,350
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,250 1.05 1.97 $16.99 $35,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.26 0.49 $15.31 $31,850
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,000 0.50 0.94 $15.63 $32,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 900 0.35 0.65 $17.52 $36,450
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 900 0.87 1.63 $15.01 $31,230
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 850 0.29 0.55 $14.30 $29,740
Columbus, OH 770 0.74 1.39 $18.38 $38,240


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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)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 420 7.21 13.49 $20.29 $42,200
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 350 6.92 12.97 $15.58 $32,400
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 180 4.44 8.32 $16.49 $34,300
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 190 3.53 6.61 $15.97 $33,220
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 160 3.12 5.84 $15.90 $33,070
Racine, WI 180 2.38 4.46 $21.43 $44,570
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 100 2.25 4.21 $13.64 $28,370
Sioux Falls, SD 330 2.18 4.08 $15.28 $31,790
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 290 2.14 4.01 $12.85 $26,730
Winchester, VA-WV 120 2.13 3.99 $16.24 $33,780


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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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.15 0.27 $22.80 $47,420
Albany, OR 50 1.16 2.17 $22.79 $47,390
Clarksville, TN-KY 110 1.33 2.50 $22.29 $46,370
Duluth, MN-WI 90 0.71 1.33 $22.28 $46,340
Medford, OR 50 0.65 1.22 $21.91 $45,570
Racine, WI 180 2.38 4.46 $21.43 $44,570
Huntsville, AL 190 0.87 1.63 $21.06 $43,810
Lincoln, NE 340 1.92 3.59 $20.72 $43,110
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 190 0.52 0.98 $20.63 $42,910
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 40 0.16 0.30 $20.53 $42,710

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) 1,350 4.08 7.64 $16.92 $35,190
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,190 4.69 8.79 $20.01 $41,620
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,010 7.43 13.91 $16.32 $33,950
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 880 8.31 15.56 $13.94 $29,000
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 750 2.69 5.04 $15.43 $32,100

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)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 880 8.31 15.56 $13.94 $29,000
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,010 7.43 13.91 $16.32 $33,950
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 400 5.97 11.18 $22.37 $46,540
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 550 5.16 9.66 $15.41 $32,040
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,190 4.69 8.79 $20.01 $41,620

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)
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 100 1.73 3.24 $25.81 $53,680
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 0.93 $23.30 $48,450
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 400 5.97 11.18 $22.37 $46,540
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 280 1.55 2.90 $22.14 $46,040
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.66 1.24 $21.54 $44,800


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