Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
71,260 2.8 % $16.52 $34,370 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.37 $12.49 $15.63 $19.89 $24.20
Annual Wage (2) $21,580 $25,980 $32,510 $41,360 $50,330


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)
Rubber Product Manufacturing 13,800 10.37 $16.33 $33,970
Plastics Product Manufacturing 9,750 1.73 $15.89 $33,050
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 6,630 3.45 $16.05 $33,380
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 4,780 5.60 $19.27 $40,070
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 3,240 8.19 $15.41 $32,040

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 13,800 10.37 $16.33 $33,970
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 3,240 8.19 $15.41 $32,040
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 4,780 5.60 $19.27 $40,070
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 6,630 3.45 $16.05 $33,380
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 430 3.31 $18.54 $38,550

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 1,290 1.28 $22.60 $47,020
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 480 0.65 $20.26 $42,140
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 200 0.05 $19.55 $40,660
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 720 0.95 $19.37 $40,300
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 4,780 5.60 $19.27 $40,070


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 6,880 1.29 2.54 $16.56 $34,440
Texas 5,710 0.49 0.96 $14.71 $30,590
California 4,720 0.30 0.58 $15.96 $33,200
New Jersey 3,190 0.81 1.59 $17.04 $35,440
North Carolina 3,140 0.74 1.46 $17.23 $35,830




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)
Nebraska 1,360 1.40 2.76 $19.51 $40,590
South Dakota 560 1.35 2.66 $16.05 $33,380
Alabama 2,540 1.33 2.62 $17.80 $37,030
Ohio 6,880 1.29 2.54 $16.56 $34,440
Indiana 2,940 0.98 1.93 $16.01 $33,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota (8) (8) (8) $22.01 $45,770
Louisiana 710 0.37 0.72 $19.89 $41,380
Nebraska 1,360 1.40 2.76 $19.51 $40,590
Rhode Island 130 0.27 0.52 $18.96 $39,430
Delaware 110 0.25 0.48 $18.93 $39,380





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 2,100 0.86 1.70 $14.00 $29,130
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,480 1.28 2.52 $16.90 $35,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.32 0.63 $14.88 $30,940
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.20 0.40 $14.80 $30,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,030 0.40 0.79 $15.84 $32,940
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 980 0.51 1.01 $17.95 $37,330
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 920 0.79 1.56 $16.47 $34,250
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 920 0.31 0.62 $13.97 $29,060
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 910 0.89 1.75 $14.23 $29,600
St. Louis, MO-IL 890 0.66 1.31 $15.17 $31,550




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)
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 250 6.18 12.18 $14.76 $30,700
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 300 4.93 9.72 $20.53 $42,690
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 230 4.40 8.66 $14.42 $29,990
Dalton, GA 230 3.30 6.50 $16.28 $33,860
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 140 2.99 5.89 $20.22 $42,060
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 370 2.52 4.96 $14.48 $30,110
Racine, WI 180 2.39 4.71 $21.89 $45,540
Lincoln, NE 390 2.24 4.42 $20.54 $42,730
Lynchburg, VA 200 2.05 4.04 $16.34 $33,980
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 260 1.98 3.91 $12.14 $25,260