Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-9191 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend bonding machines that use adhesives to join items for further processing or to form a completed product. Processes include joining veneer sheets into plywood; gluing paper; or joining rubber and rubberized fabric parts, plastic, simulated leather, or other materials. Excludes "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)
16,310 4.5 % $17.23 $35,850 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.00 $13.11 $16.26 $20.82 $24.74
Annual Wage (2) $22,870 $27,260 $33,820 $43,300 $51,460


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)
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 3,970 1.47 $18.46 $38,390
Plastics Product Manufacturing 2,960 0.50 $15.70 $32,660
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 1,820 2.28 $17.39 $36,180
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,480 0.30 $23.40 $48,670
Printing and Related Support Activities 810 0.19 $14.21 $29,550

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 1,820 2.28 $17.39 $36,180
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 3,970 1.47 $18.46 $38,390
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 260 0.70 $14.37 $29,890
Rubber Product Manufacturing 760 0.56 $18.44 $38,350
Plastics Product Manufacturing 2,960 0.50 $15.70 $32,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,480 0.30 $23.40 $48,670
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 90 0.09 $22.87 $47,570
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 90 0.06 $18.83 $39,180
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 170 0.10 $18.76 $39,010
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 3,970 1.47 $18.46 $38,390


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)
Virginia 1,360 0.36 3.16 $16.29 $33,890
North Carolina 1,070 0.24 2.16 $15.06 $31,320
California 1,060 0.06 0.55 $17.60 $36,610
Massachusetts 910 0.25 2.25 $17.51 $36,410
Ohio 850 0.16 1.40 $16.97 $35,300




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)
Mississippi 530 0.47 4.20 $13.16 $27,380
Oklahoma 700 0.44 3.88 $24.49 $50,930
Virginia 1,360 0.36 3.16 $16.29 $33,890
Oregon 670 0.35 3.14 $19.47 $40,510
Kentucky 670 0.35 3.14 $19.28 $40,110




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 700 0.44 3.88 $24.49 $50,930
Washington 580 0.18 1.57 $22.93 $47,690
Connecticut 50 0.03 0.24 $22.02 $45,790
Louisiana 30 0.02 0.15 $20.71 $43,080
New Hampshire 40 0.06 0.56 $20.26 $42,140





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)
Tulsa, OK 640 1.49 13.20 $25.28 $52,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 390 0.06 0.57 $17.33 $36,040
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 380 0.14 1.21 $16.21 $33,710
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 360 0.08 0.68 $17.54 $36,490
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 330 2.15 19.06 $12.11 $25,180
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 310 0.47 4.18 $18.02 $37,470
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 280 0.08 0.69 $17.80 $37,010
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 260 0.09 0.81 $18.25 $37,960
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 220 1.89 16.80 $18.02 $37,480
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 220 0.08 0.72 $16.84 $35,030




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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 330 2.15 19.06 $12.11 $25,180
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 220 1.89 16.80 $18.02 $37,480
Tulsa, OK 640 1.49 13.20 $25.28 $52,590
Medford, OR 100 1.17 10.34 $19.85 $41,290
Eugene, OR 180 1.13 10.00 $17.70 $36,820
Wichita, KS 170 0.57 5.02 (8) (8)
Fort Smith, AR-OK 60 0.57 5.04 (8) (8)
Greensboro-High Point, NC 200 0.56 4.98 $14.13 $29,380
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 310 0.47 4.18 $18.02 $37,470
Rapid City, SD 30 0.46 4.07 $15.29 $31,800




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)
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 30 0.34 2.97 $25.32 $52,680
Tulsa, OK 640 1.49 13.20 $25.28 $52,590
Worcester, MA-CT 100 0.34 3.04 $22.47 $46,740
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $22.41 $46,610
Asheville, NC 60 0.33 2.93 $21.66 $45,040
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 50 0.02 0.19 $21.38 $44,470
Medford, OR 100 1.17 10.34 $19.85 $41,290
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $19.40 $40,360
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $19.39 $40,340
Richmond, VA 70 0.11 0.96 $19.34 $40,220

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 400 1.73 15.36 $12.57 $26,140
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 210 1.88 16.67 $20.63 $42,900
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 180 0.55 4.89 $15.98 $33,230
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.24 2.16 $15.57 $32,380
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 5.04 $15.13 $31,480

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)
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 210 1.88 16.67 $20.63 $42,900
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 400 1.73 15.36 $12.57 $26,140
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 5.04 $15.13 $31,480
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 180 0.55 4.89 $15.98 $33,230
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 3.60 $16.29 $33,890

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 2.01 $21.35 $44,400
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 1.90 $21.11 $43,920
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 210 1.88 16.67 $20.63 $42,900
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.00 $18.86 $39,220
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.35 $36,090


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019