Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend machines to extrude or draw thermoplastic or metal materials into tubes, rods, hoses, wire, bars, or structural shapes.


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)
72,520 2.4 % $16.25 $33,800 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.19 $12.44 $15.68 $19.53 $23.07
Annual Wage (2) $21,210 $25,880 $32,610 $40,630 $47,980


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 30,580 5.69 $15.25 $31,720
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 6,300 10.45 $18.10 $37,660
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 4,930 3.88 $17.00 $35,360
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 4,110 6.93 $17.60 $36,610
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 3,260 5.62 $16.01 $33,290

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 6,300 10.45 $18.10 $37,660
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 4,110 6.93 $17.60 $36,610
Plastics Product Manufacturing 30,580 5.69 $15.25 $31,720
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 3,260 5.62 $16.01 $33,290
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 4,930 3.88 $17.00 $35,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 320 0.22 $21.89 $45,530
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 400 0.08 $21.21 $44,120
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 360 0.13 $19.30 $40,150
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 390 0.40 $18.78 $39,060
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 50 0.06 $18.29 $38,050


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)
Indiana 5,800 2.00 3.72 $16.58 $34,500
Pennsylvania 5,710 1.01 1.88 $17.52 $36,430
Ohio 5,620 1.08 2.01 $16.46 $34,240
Texas 4,770 0.42 0.79 $14.69 $30,540
North Carolina 3,920 0.97 1.81 $16.65 $34,630




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)
Indiana 5,800 2.00 3.72 $16.58 $34,500
Kentucky 2,090 1.16 2.16 $17.96 $37,350
Alabama 2,160 1.16 2.17 $15.95 $33,180
Ohio 5,620 1.08 2.01 $16.46 $34,240
Rhode Island 480 1.03 1.93 $15.22 $31,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 1,780 0.95 1.77 $21.17 $44,030
Washington 1,380 0.48 0.89 $18.97 $39,450
West Virginia 350 0.50 0.92 $18.96 $39,430
Connecticut 1,020 0.62 1.15 $18.93 $39,370
Massachusetts 1,720 0.52 0.96 $18.39 $38,260





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 1,990 0.53 0.99 $15.70 $32,660
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,560 0.65 1.22 $17.35 $36,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,430 0.35 0.66 $14.11 $29,340
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,410 1.39 2.60 $16.09 $33,470
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,330 0.47 0.87 $15.29 $31,810
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.94 1.75 $15.69 $32,640
Fort Wayne, IN 1,050 5.10 9.50 $16.75 $34,840
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 1,050 1.15 2.15 $16.70 $34,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,040 0.57 1.06 $17.66 $36,720
Pittsburgh, PA 960 0.85 1.59 $17.34 $36,060




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)
Fort Wayne, IN 1,050 5.10 9.50 $16.75 $34,840
Terre Haute, IN 320 4.84 9.02 $19.11 $39,750
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 230 4.72 8.80 $15.73 $32,720
Janesville, WI 280 4.59 8.55 $15.26 $31,740
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 520 4.38 8.15 $14.21 $29,560
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 540 4.26 7.94 $15.18 $31,570
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 610 4.25 7.93 $19.22 $39,980
Williamsport, PA 210 4.03 7.50 $19.99 $41,580
Sheboygan, WI 220 3.78 7.04 $15.45 $32,130
Florence, SC 260 3.15 5.86 $20.55 $42,750




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 160 0.52 0.98 $31.70 $65,930
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.27 0.51 $22.12 $46,020
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 480 1.56 2.90 $21.41 $44,520
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 570 0.38 0.71 $20.77 $43,210
Florence, SC 260 3.15 5.86 $20.55 $42,750
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $20.25 $42,120
Williamsport, PA 210 4.03 7.50 $19.99 $41,580
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 330 0.18 0.34 $19.68 $40,940
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 280 0.50 0.94 $19.48 $40,520
Manchester, NH 160 1.55 2.88 $19.44 $40,430

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 850 3.10 5.78 $16.76 $34,860
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 760 3.21 5.97 $17.68 $36,770
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 710 3.36 6.26 $15.48 $32,200
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 680 4.50 8.39 $16.78 $34,890
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 530 2.21 4.12 $18.67 $38,840

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)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 680 4.50 8.39 $16.78 $34,890
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 710 3.36 6.26 $15.48 $32,200
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 760 3.21 5.97 $17.68 $36,770
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 200 3.13 5.82 $15.14 $31,490
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 850 3.10 5.78 $16.76 $34,860

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)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 1.43 2.66 $22.11 $45,990
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.79 $43,240
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.39 0.73 $19.61 $40,780
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 180 1.06 1.98 $19.34 $40,220
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 230 1.43 2.66 $19.27 $40,080


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015