Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
72,870 2.2 % $17.69 $36,800 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.57 $13.61 $16.89 $21.38 $25.40
Annual Wage (2) $24,070 $28,310 $35,120 $44,460 $52,840


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 16,270 3.91 $18.61 $38,710
Rubber Product Manufacturing 15,210 11.27 $17.66 $36,730
Plastics Product Manufacturing 10,740 1.83 $16.46 $34,240
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 3,140 0.87 $17.23 $35,840
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 2,790 1.03 $18.08 $37,620

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 15,210 11.27 $17.66 $36,730
Tobacco Manufacturing 550 4.84 $20.24 $42,110
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 16,270 3.91 $18.61 $38,710
Animal Food Manufacturing 1,410 2.27 $17.27 $35,920
Plastics Product Manufacturing 10,740 1.83 $16.46 $34,240

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 1,010 1.09 $23.72 $49,330
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 230 0.21 $22.64 $47,080
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 2,060 0.70 $20.91 $43,480
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 1,130 1.42 $20.62 $42,890
Tobacco Manufacturing 550 4.84 $20.24 $42,110


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 6,900 1.27 2.53 $16.91 $35,180
Texas 5,130 0.42 0.84 $15.14 $31,500
California 4,630 0.27 0.54 $17.50 $36,390
North Carolina 4,440 1.01 2.01 $18.44 $38,360
Tennessee 3,410 1.15 2.29 $15.39 $32,010




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 1,940 1.98 3.94 $19.03 $39,580
Alabama 2,980 1.53 3.04 $18.74 $38,970
South Dakota 550 1.30 2.58 $16.72 $34,780
Ohio 6,900 1.27 2.53 $16.91 $35,180
Kansas 1,680 1.22 2.43 $18.23 $37,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 90 0.13 0.25 $22.11 $46,000
Louisiana 540 0.28 0.56 $21.11 $43,910
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $21.00 $43,680
Connecticut 210 0.13 0.25 $20.98 $43,640
Washington 760 0.23 0.47 $20.84 $43,350





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,910 0.31 0.61 $17.06 $35,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,970 0.32 0.64 $16.89 $35,130
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,840 0.51 1.02 $14.73 $30,630
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,250 1.03 2.04 $18.21 $37,880
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,210 0.26 0.52 $17.70 $36,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,100 0.37 0.73 $14.10 $29,320
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,010 0.98 1.94 $14.46 $30,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 990 0.48 0.95 $16.21 $33,730
Kansas City, MO-KS 880 0.83 1.65 $19.24 $40,010
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 810 0.30 0.59 $18.15 $37,760




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 440 7.30 14.49 $21.26 $44,230
Muskegon, MI 410 6.38 12.67 $21.75 $45,240
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 280 5.29 10.50 $16.32 $33,940
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 160 4.05 8.04 $16.57 $34,470
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 120 2.56 5.09 $16.69 $34,720
Racine, WI 190 2.42 4.81 $22.15 $46,070
Midland, MI 80 2.38 4.72 $15.68 $32,620
Akron, OH 760 2.32 4.62 $16.89 $35,140
Lincoln, NE 410 2.28 4.52 $21.32 $44,350
Toledo, OH 580 1.96 3.90 $16.93 $35,220