Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers

Set up, operate, or tend machines that extrude and form continuous filaments from synthetic materials, such as liquid polymer, rayon, and fiberglass.


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)
16,050 3.9 % $15.43 $32,100 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.01 $12.20 $15.27 $18.18 $21.67
Annual Wage (2) $20,810 $25,370 $31,760 $37,820 $45,080


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)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,540 0.70 $14.04 $29,200
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 2,850 3.25 $16.34 $33,990
Fabric Mills 2,230 4.04 $16.96 $35,270
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,030 3.03 $16.25 $33,800
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 1,530 1.94 $15.07 $31,340

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fabric Mills 2,230 4.04 $16.96 $35,270
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 970 3.38 $14.12 $29,370
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 2,850 3.25 $16.34 $33,990
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,030 3.03 $16.25 $33,800
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 1,530 1.94 $15.07 $31,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rubber Product Manufacturing 360 0.29 $17.33 $36,040
Fabric Mills 2,230 4.04 $16.96 $35,270
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing (8) (8) $16.74 $34,830
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing (8) (8) $16.68 $34,690
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 2,850 3.25 $16.34 $33,990


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)
North Carolina 2,550 0.67 5.34 $14.11 $29,340
Georgia 1,870 0.49 3.95 $15.74 $32,730
South Carolina 1,700 0.96 7.68 $17.85 $37,140
California 930 0.07 0.53 $14.35 $29,840
Pennsylvania 730 0.13 1.05 $14.58 $30,320




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)
South Carolina 1,700 0.96 7.68 $17.85 $37,140
North Carolina 2,550 0.67 5.34 $14.11 $29,340
Georgia 1,870 0.49 3.95 $15.74 $32,730
Mississippi 420 0.39 3.09 $18.22 $37,900
Alabama 660 0.37 2.92 $14.96 $31,110




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 210 0.03 0.23 $18.75 $38,990
Oklahoma 70 0.05 0.39 $18.71 $38,930
Mississippi 420 0.39 3.09 $18.22 $37,900
South Carolina 1,700 0.96 7.68 $17.85 $37,140
Tennessee 380 0.15 1.18 $17.46 $36,320





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)
Columbia, SC 540 1.60 12.78 $17.51 $36,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 530 0.24 1.90 $17.10 $35,570
Dalton, GA 490 7.74 61.88 $14.53 $30,210
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 370 0.70 5.62 $13.68 $28,450
Greensboro-High Point, NC 340 0.98 7.84 $16.07 $33,420
Chattanooga, TN-GA 320 1.45 11.61 $16.40 $34,120
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 290 2.09 16.68 $13.40 $27,860
Anderson, SC 290 5.06 40.45 $19.43 $40,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.07 0.59 $14.85 $30,890
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 230 0.82 6.57 $22.03 $45,830




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)
Dalton, GA 490 7.74 61.88 $14.53 $30,210
Anderson, SC 290 5.06 40.45 $19.43 $40,400
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 200 3.32 26.54 (8) (8)
Rome, GA 100 2.79 22.27 $10.47 $21,780
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 290 2.09 16.68 $13.40 $27,860
Columbia, SC 540 1.60 12.78 $17.51 $36,420
Chattanooga, TN-GA 320 1.45 11.61 $16.40 $34,120
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 190 1.26 10.07 $19.16 $39,850
Greensboro-High Point, NC 340 0.98 7.84 $16.07 $33,420
Spartanburg, SC 100 0.85 6.79 $15.49 $32,230




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)
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 230 0.82 6.57 $22.03 $45,830
Anderson, SC 290 5.06 40.45 $19.43 $40,400
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 190 1.26 10.07 $19.16 $39,850
Columbia, SC 540 1.60 12.78 $17.51 $36,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 530 0.24 1.90 $17.10 $35,570
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 160 0.10 0.78 $16.78 $34,910
Chattanooga, TN-GA 320 1.45 11.61 $16.40 $34,120
Greensboro-High Point, NC 340 0.98 7.84 $16.07 $33,420
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $15.89 $33,050
Columbus, OH 190 0.21 1.69 $15.88 $33,040

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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 690 2.85 22.80 $15.83 $32,930
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 360 2.68 21.44 $16.24 $33,770
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 360 1.71 13.70 $18.77 $39,040
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 220 0.85 6.76 $15.78 $32,820
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.24 9.94 $14.35 $29,850

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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 690 2.85 22.80 $15.83 $32,930
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 360 2.68 21.44 $16.24 $33,770
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 360 1.71 13.70 $18.77 $39,040
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 1.39 11.11 $15.41 $32,060
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.24 9.94 $14.35 $29,850

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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.67 5.33 $22.55 $46,910
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 360 1.71 13.70 $18.77 $39,040
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.24 $18.56 $38,600
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.44 $38,350
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.14 1.08 $16.91 $35,170


About May 2011 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 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.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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