Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend cementing and gluing machines to join items for further processing or to form a completed product. Processes include joining veneer sheets into plywood; gluing paper; joining rubber and rubberized fabric parts, plastic, simulated leather, or other materials. Exclude "Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders" (51-6042).

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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)
25,390 3.2 % $11.98 $24,920 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.66 $9.12 $11.24 $14.41 $17.32
Annual Wage (2) $15,940 $18,960 $23,380 $29,970 $36,020

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Converted paper product manufacturing 6,250 $13.32 $27,710 1 8
Plastics product manufacturing 2,450 $10.66 $22,170 2 28
Printing and related support activities 2,290 $11.60 $24,130 3 16
Plywood and engineered wood product mfg. 2,020 $12.29 $25,570 4 12
Other wood product manufacturing 1,800 $10.92 $22,720 5 24

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Paint, coating, and adhesive manufacturing 150 $15.25 $31,710 23 1
Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills 360 $14.62 $30,420 11 2
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 110 $14.54 $30,250 25 3
Other chemical product and preparation mfg. 50 $14.34 $29,830 33 4
Advertising and related services 50 $14.02 $29,160 31 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Arkansas 720 $12.89 $26,800 0.064% 355
Mississippi 650 $10.11 $21,020 0.060% 534
Vermont 150 $10.66 $22,170 0.052% 426
North Carolina 1,920 $11.65 $24,240 0.052% 558
Tennessee 1,060 $11.72 $24,390 0.041% 523

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Kansas (6) $16.02 $33,330 (6) 310
Idaho 40 $15.36 $31,960 0.007% 276
Oregon 590 $14.38 $29,910 0.038% 417
Wisconsin 800 $13.65 $28,400 0.030% 495
Massachusetts 900 $13.63 $28,360 0.028% 553

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC MSA 560 $11.19 $23,270 0.342%
Dubuque, IA MSA 100 $13.61 $28,310 0.203%
La Crosse, WI-MN MSA 120 $13.79 $28,680 0.171%
Elkhart-Goshen, IN MSA 190 $12.45 $25,900 0.164%
Joplin, MO MSA 100 $17.08 $35,530 0.136%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Joplin, MO MSA 100 $17.08 $35,530 0.136%
Green Bay, WI MSA (6) $15.44 $32,110 (6)
Worcester, MA-CT PMSA (6) $15.30 $31,820 (6)
San Jose, CA PMSA 100 $15.26 $31,740 0.011%
Pittsburgh, PA MSA (6) $15.24 $31,700 (6)

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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