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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 “Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders” (51-6042) and “Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders” (51-9196).


National estimates for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Industry profile for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Geographic profile for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

National estimates for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
56,570 2.1 % $ 19.25 $ 40,050 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.89 $ 14.56 $ 18.10 $ 22.81 $ 27.20
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,890 $ 30,280 $ 37,660 $ 47,430 $ 56,580


Industry profile for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rubber Product Manufacturing 14,880 11.60 $ 18.74 $ 38,980
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 11,250 2.82 $ 19.67 $ 40,900
Plastics Product Manufacturing 6,090 1.04 $ 17.24 $ 35,850
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 2,400 0.92 $ 20.80 $ 43,270
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 2,220 0.71 $ 21.19 $ 44,080

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rubber Product Manufacturing 14,880 11.60 $ 18.74 $ 38,980
Tobacco Manufacturing 450 4.19 $ 24.14 $ 50,220
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 11,250 2.82 $ 19.67 $ 40,900
Animal Food Manufacturing 970 1.45 $ 19.81 $ 41,210
Grain and Oilseed Milling 790 1.26 $ 21.03 $ 43,730

Top paying industries for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,000 1.14 $ 25.55 $ 53,150
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 60 0.05 $ 25.12 $ 52,250
Beverage Manufacturing 90 0.03 $ 24.55 $ 51,060
Tobacco Manufacturing 450 4.19 $ 24.14 $ 50,220
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 1,590 0.45 $ 23.39 $ 48,660


Geographic profile for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 4,810 0.93 2.30 $ 18.41 $ 38,300
Texas 3,780 0.31 0.77 $ 18.64 $ 38,780
California 3,690 0.22 0.56 $ 18.63 $ 38,750
North Carolina 3,570 0.81 2.01 $ 19.42 $ 40,390
Michigan 3,260 0.80 2.00 $ 17.54 $ 36,470


Map of location quotient of extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 560 1.32 3.30 $ 17.77 $ 36,960
Nebraska 1,040 1.09 2.71 $ 22.02 $ 45,800
Ohio 4,810 0.93 2.30 $ 18.41 $ 38,300
New Hampshire 540 0.86 2.14 $ 18.17 $ 37,790
Alabama 1,590 0.83 2.06 $ 19.41 $ 40,360


Map of annual mean wages of extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 40 0.09 0.21 $ 25.43 $ 52,890
Washington 530 0.16 0.41 $ 23.62 $ 49,130
Rhode Island 100 0.22 0.55 $ 22.97 $ 47,770
Nebraska 1,040 1.09 2.71 $ 22.02 $ 45,800
Colorado 520 0.20 0.50 $ 21.47 $ 44,660



Map of employment of extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,200 0.25 0.63 $ 19.26 $ 40,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,470 0.26 0.64 $ 18.49 $ 38,460
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,320 0.31 0.78 $ 18.82 $ 39,150
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,170 0.65 1.62 $ 17.19 $ 35,760
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,080 0.37 0.93 $ 20.65 $ 42,960
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 990 0.28 0.69 $ 16.61 $ 34,550
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 870 0.72 1.79 $ 18.88 $ 39,260
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 860 0.47 1.17 $ 19.78 $ 41,140
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 760 0.29 0.73 $ 18.90 $ 39,320
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 720 0.27 0.68 $ 19.88 $ 41,340


Map of location quotient of extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sumter, SC 290 8.13 20.26 $ 19.58 $ 40,720
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 320 5.39 13.43 $ 23.69 $ 49,260
Lima, OH 190 3.82 9.52 $ 19.34 $ 40,230
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 120 2.40 5.97 $ 17.60 $ 36,610
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 110 2.06 5.13 $ 14.39 $ 29,930
Longview, WA 80 2.04 5.08 (8) (8)
Akron, OH 620 2.02 5.04 $ 17.99 $ 37,410
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 90 1.95 4.86 $ 19.92 $ 41,430
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 240 1.80 4.49 $ 16.64 $ 34,600
Sioux Falls, SD 280 1.79 4.46 $ 17.37 $ 36,120


Map of annual mean wages of extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Roanoke, VA 90 0.59 1.48 $ 25.36 $ 52,760
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 220 0.11 0.28 $ 23.83 $ 49,570
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 320 5.39 13.43 $ 23.69 $ 49,260
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 70 0.30 0.74 $ 23.32 $ 48,500
Topeka, KS 50 0.50 1.24 $ 23.26 $ 48,390
Appleton, WI 80 0.67 1.67 $ 23.06 $ 47,960
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 260 0.18 0.44 $ 22.89 $ 47,600
Reading, PA 240 1.51 3.77 $ 22.81 $ 47,450
Warner Robins, GA 50 0.72 1.79 $ 22.78 $ 47,370
Albany, OR 70 1.61 4.01 $ 22.77 $ 47,360

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 730 2.33 5.80 $ 16.71 $ 34,760
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 540 2.26 5.64 $ 21.17 $ 44,030
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 540 1.44 3.59 $ 18.66 $ 38,820
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 500 2.04 5.07 $ 18.82 $ 39,140
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 500 2.07 5.15 $ 20.00 $ 41,600

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 390 6.15 15.32 $ 24.81 $ 51,610
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 400 4.73 11.78 $ 23.64 $ 49,170
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 430 3.38 8.43 $ 18.09 $ 37,630
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 290 2.55 6.36 $ 16.53 $ 34,380
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 180 2.53 6.29 $ 16.87 $ 35,080

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 140 0.82 2.04 $ 26.72 $ 55,580
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 140 1.25 3.12 $ 25.34 $ 52,710
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 230 1.58 3.94 $ 25.29 $ 52,590
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 390 6.15 15.32 $ 24.81 $ 51,610
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 400 4.73 11.78 $ 23.64 $ 49,170


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022