Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
66,330 2.3 % $15.85 $32,960 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.93 $12.06 $14.99 $18.82 $23.13
Annual Wage (2) $20,660 $25,080 $31,190 $39,140 $48,110


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)
Rubber Product Manufacturing 12,910 10.35 $15.86 $32,990
Plastics Product Manufacturing 6,620 1.30 $14.67 $30,510
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 5,380 3.16 $15.18 $31,560
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 4,250 5.37 $17.88 $37,190
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 3,190 7.87 $15.26 $31,740

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 12,910 10.35 $15.86 $32,990
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 3,190 7.87 $15.26 $31,740
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 4,250 5.37 $17.88 $37,190
Tobacco Manufacturing 790 5.34 $17.95 $37,340
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 5,380 3.16 $15.18 $31,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 30 0.04 $27.16 $56,490
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,180 1.08 $22.93 $47,700
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 240 0.21 $19.44 $40,430
Fabric Mills 230 0.41 $19.35 $40,240
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 350 0.77 $19.16 $39,850


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 4,900 0.98 1.90 $14.58 $30,330
California 4,360 0.31 0.60 $14.96 $31,110
Texas 3,950 0.38 0.74 $13.54 $28,160
Pennsylvania 3,620 0.65 1.26 $18.03 $37,500
Michigan 3,470 0.91 1.75 $14.45 $30,060




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)
Alabama 2,660 1.47 2.84 $19.38 $40,320
Nebraska 1,130 1.25 2.41 $15.19 $31,600
South Dakota 470 1.19 2.31 $14.76 $30,710
Indiana 2,900 1.05 2.03 $14.97 $31,130
Ohio 4,900 0.98 1.90 $14.58 $30,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 180 0.68 1.31 $24.37 $50,700
Alabama 2,660 1.47 2.84 $19.38 $40,320
Oklahoma 1,140 0.76 1.47 $18.83 $39,160
Virginia 2,340 0.66 1.28 $18.08 $37,600
Pennsylvania 3,620 0.65 1.26 $18.03 $37,500





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.34 0.65 $16.84 $35,040
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,170 1.23 2.38 $17.60 $36,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.27 0.53 $12.83 $26,700
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 980 0.19 0.37 $14.09 $29,300
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 940 0.52 1.00 $18.80 $39,110
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 870 0.34 0.66 $11.78 $24,500
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 820 0.48 0.93 $15.23 $31,690
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 800 0.70 1.36 $16.46 $34,240
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 740 0.36 0.70 $15.65 $32,540
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 730 0.85 1.65 $14.38 $29,910




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)
Gadsden, AL 250 7.32 14.15 $19.89 $41,380
Tuscaloosa, AL 340 3.90 7.54 $21.19 $44,080
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 190 3.21 6.21 $17.24 $35,860
Decatur, AL 150 2.85 5.52 (8) (8)
Racine, WI 200 2.74 5.29 $16.25 $33,800
Cleveland, TN 80 2.34 4.52 $15.79 $32,840
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 90 2.12 4.11 $16.81 $34,970
Lima, OH 100 2.05 3.96 $14.59 $30,340
Lynchburg, VA 190 1.97 3.80 $14.40 $29,960
Lexington-Fayette, KY 460 1.94 3.75 $15.15 $31,510




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)
Raleigh-Cary, NC 70 0.14 0.27 $23.98 $49,880
Anderson, IN 70 1.76 3.40 $23.75 $49,390
Montgomery, AL 200 1.26 2.44 $22.19 $46,150
Cumberland, MD-WV 60 1.53 2.95 $21.58 $44,880
Tuscaloosa, AL 340 3.90 7.54 $21.19 $44,080
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA (8) (8) (8) $21.10 $43,890
Reading, PA 120 0.76 1.47 $20.80 $43,260
Boulder, CO 110 0.71 1.38 $20.64 $42,940
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 150 1.68 3.25 $20.46 $42,560
Florence, SC 150 1.87 3.62 $20.29 $42,200

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 790 3.28 6.34 $15.45 $32,140
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 780 2.92 5.64 $14.12 $29,380
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 710 5.72 11.06 $21.55 $44,820
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 680 3.41 6.60 $15.83 $32,930
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 620 5.70 11.02 $15.89 $33,050

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)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 710 5.72 11.06 $21.55 $44,820
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 620 5.70 11.02 $15.89 $33,050
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 530 5.15 9.97 $15.51 $32,260
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 330 4.93 9.54 $12.22 $25,410
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 230 3.47 6.71 $13.94 $29,000

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)
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 1.02 1.96 $23.11 $48,060
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.69 $47,200
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 290 1.81 3.49 $21.97 $45,700
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 470 2.94 5.68 $21.88 $45,510
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 710 5.72 11.06 $21.55 $44,820


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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