Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
24,630 4.9 % $12.34 $25,660 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.91 $9.41 $11.57 $14.97 $17.64
Annual Wage (2) $16,460 $19,580 $24,070 $31,130 $36,690

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Converted paper product manufacturing 6,370 $13.68 $28,450
Employment services 2,470 $11.73 $24,410
Printing and related support activities 2,210 $11.36 $23,620
Plastics product manufacturing 2,160 $10.56 $21,960
Plywood and engineered wood product mfg. 1,960 $12.73 $26,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills 260 $17.53 $36,460
Cement and concrete product manufacturing 30 $16.43 $34,180
Rubber product manufacturing 1,090 $15.20 $31,620
Other chemical product and preparation mfg. 50 $14.93 $31,060
Management of companies and enterprises (7) $14.55 $30,260

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
Mississippi 700 $10.42 $21,680 0.064%
Arkansas 710 $12.62 $26,240 0.063%
North Dakota 180 $9.77 $20,320 0.057%
Georgia 2,000 $11.59 $24,100 0.053%
Indiana 1,490 $13.65 $28,390 0.052%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Oklahoma 140 $15.51 $32,250 0.010%
Kansas (7) $15.27 $31,760 (7)
Massachusetts 780 $14.97 $31,150 0.025%
Washington 210 $14.86 $30,900 0.008%
Wisconsin (7) $14.80 $30,790 (7)

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 520 $11.32 $23,540 0.323%
Elkhart-Goshen, IN MSA 350 $16.68 $34,690 0.285%
Williamsport, PA MSA 80 $9.55 $19,860 0.156%
Fort Wayne, IN MSA 260 $13.93 $28,980 0.100%
Greensboro—Winston-Salem—High Point, NC MS 610 $12.65 $26,310 0.097%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Elkhart-Goshen, IN MSA 350 $16.68 $34,690 0.285%
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN PMSA 180 $15.76 $32,780 0.021%
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA 80 $15.60 $32,440 0.012%
Denver, CO PMSA 70 $15.46 $32,160 0.006%
Rochester, NY MSA 60 $15.21 $31,640 0.012%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 5, 2005

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