Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
72,390 2.4 % $16.62 $34,580 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.37 $12.67 $15.92 $19.88 $23.74
Annual Wage (2) $21,580 $26,350 $33,120 $41,350 $49,380


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 31,470 5.70 $15.72 $32,690
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 5,360 8.68 $17.56 $36,530
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 5,080 3.92 $17.12 $35,600
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 3,940 6.54 $17.84 $37,120
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 3,240 5.51 $16.20 $33,690

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 5,360 8.68 $17.56 $36,530
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 3,940 6.54 $17.84 $37,120
Plastics Product Manufacturing 31,470 5.70 $15.72 $32,690
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 3,240 5.51 $16.20 $33,690
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 5,080 3.92 $17.12 $35,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 360 0.25 $22.34 $46,470
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 390 0.08 $22.16 $46,090
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 70 0.02 $20.63 $42,920
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,050 1.16 $19.85 $41,290
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 480 0.48 $19.64 $40,840


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)
Pennsylvania 5,700 1.00 1.90 $17.35 $36,090
Ohio 5,690 1.08 2.05 $16.45 $34,210
Texas 5,290 0.46 0.87 $14.88 $30,950
Indiana 5,240 1.78 3.39 $16.27 $33,850
North Carolina 4,070 0.99 1.88 $17.03 $35,420




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 5,240 1.78 3.39 $16.27 $33,850
Kentucky 2,060 1.12 2.14 $18.20 $37,850
Ohio 5,690 1.08 2.05 $16.45 $34,210
South Carolina 2,030 1.05 2.00 $22.93 $47,690
Alabama 1,980 1.05 2.01 $15.93 $33,140




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 2,030 1.05 2.00 $22.93 $47,690
Washington 1,040 0.35 0.66 $19.52 $40,600
Connecticut 1,240 0.74 1.42 $18.88 $39,270
West Virginia 340 0.49 0.93 $18.86 $39,230
Oklahoma 710 0.44 0.85 $18.57 $38,630





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-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,630 0.46 0.87 $17.03 $35,420
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,620 0.69 1.32 $14.54 $30,240
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,530 1.50 2.85 $16.89 $35,130
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,510 0.23 0.44 $14.59 $30,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.35 0.66 $16.99 $35,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,370 0.55 1.05 $17.24 $35,870
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,300 1.17 2.23 $18.05 $37,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,090 0.37 0.71 $15.78 $32,820
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 1,090 2.82 5.38 $23.56 $49,010
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,020 0.54 1.03 $18.10 $37,650




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)
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 340 6.68 12.73 $18.11 $37,660
Terre Haute, IN 320 4.78 9.11 $19.54 $40,640
Leominster-Gardner, MA 230 4.55 8.67 $16.69 $34,710
Janesville-Beloit, WI 250 4.05 7.72 $14.08 $29,290
Waterbury, CT 260 3.84 7.31 $19.75 $41,070
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 480 3.76 7.17 $15.51 $32,270
Fort Wayne, IN 780 3.73 7.10 $17.19 $35,740
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 530 3.64 6.94 $19.84 $41,260
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 450 3.62 6.90 $15.44 $32,110
Lebanon, PA 160 3.35 6.38 $14.51 $30,190




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