Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
18,890 4.6 % $15.64 $32,540 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.90 $12.02 $15.27 $18.56 $22.49
Annual Wage (2) $20,600 $24,990 $31,760 $38,610 $46,780


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 4,800 0.91 $14.82 $30,840
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 3,250 3.57 $15.94 $33,150
Fabric Mills 3,060 5.46 $16.62 $34,560
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 1,440 1.78 $15.61 $32,470
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 1,380 1.97 $15.78 $32,820

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 3,060 5.46 $16.62 $34,560
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,000 3.58 $14.57 $30,300
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 3,250 3.57 $15.94 $33,150
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 1,380 1.97 $15.78 $32,820
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 1,440 1.78 $15.61 $32,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $20.57 $42,780
Fabric Mills 3,060 5.46 $16.62 $34,560
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 40 0.03 $16.46 $34,230
Other Textile Product Mills 400 0.62 $16.43 $34,170
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 560 0.68 $16.11 $33,510


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 2,420 0.61 4.30 $14.67 $30,510
Georgia 2,300 0.59 4.17 $16.37 $34,040
South Carolina 2,090 1.15 8.05 $16.55 $34,420
Ohio 1,220 0.24 1.67 $16.51 $34,340
California 880 0.06 0.42 $15.18 $31,580




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 2,090 1.15 8.05 $16.55 $34,420
North Carolina 2,420 0.61 4.30 $14.67 $30,510
Georgia 2,300 0.59 4.17 $16.37 $34,040
Mississippi 520 0.48 3.34 $18.49 $38,460
Vermont 100 0.35 2.43 $16.56 $34,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 520 0.48 3.34 $18.49 $38,460
Arkansas 210 0.19 1.31 $18.23 $37,910
Oklahoma 110 0.07 0.48 $17.80 $37,010
Tennessee 470 0.17 1.21 $17.72 $36,850
Wisconsin 270 0.10 0.71 $17.08 $35,530





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 850 0.37 2.59 $17.04 $35,450
Dalton, GA 610 9.90 69.50 $15.72 $32,710
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 470 0.13 0.89 $16.13 $33,560
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 300 0.34 2.37 $12.98 $27,000
Asheville, NC 270 1.57 11.03 $18.53 $38,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.06 0.45 $13.20 $27,450
Chattanooga, TN-GA 240 1.07 7.53 (8) (8)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 230 1.57 11.04 $13.94 $29,000
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 210 0.75 5.30 $17.27 $35,930
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 210 0.11 0.79 $19.30 $40,150




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 610 9.90 69.50 $15.72 $32,710
Anderson, SC 120 1.95 13.70 $16.12 $33,540
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 230 1.57 11.04 $13.94 $29,000
Asheville, NC 270 1.57 11.03 $18.53 $38,540
Chattanooga, TN-GA 240 1.07 7.53 (8) (8)
Spartanburg, SC 120 0.98 6.89 $16.02 $33,330
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 210 0.75 5.30 $17.27 $35,930
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 160 0.56 3.90 $19.18 $39,900
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 50 0.42 2.93 $15.35 $31,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 850 0.37 2.59 $17.04 $35,450




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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.10 0.72 $20.60 $42,840
Burlington, NC (8) (8) (8) $19.46 $40,480
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 210 0.11 0.79 $19.30 $40,150
Toledo, OH (8) (8) (8) $19.22 $39,980
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 160 0.56 3.90 $19.18 $39,900
Asheville, NC 270 1.57 11.03 $18.53 $38,540
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL (8) (8) (8) $18.03 $37,500
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $17.92 $37,280
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $17.71 $36,830
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 210 0.75 5.30 $17.27 $35,930

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 620 2.45 17.17 $16.52 $34,360
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 380 2.52 17.70 $18.75 $39,000
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 380 1.75 12.30 $21.29 $44,280
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 330 1.23 8.64 $14.50 $30,160
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 250 1.84 12.91 $15.38 $32,000

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)
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 380 2.52 17.70 $18.75 $39,000
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 620 2.45 17.17 $16.52 $34,360
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 240 2.15 15.09 $20.60 $42,850
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 250 1.84 12.91 $15.38 $32,000
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 380 1.75 12.30 $21.29 $44,280

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 380 1.75 12.30 $21.29 $44,280
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 240 2.15 15.09 $20.60 $42,850
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 380 2.52 17.70 $18.75 $39,000
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.17 1.18 $18.39 $38,260
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.83 $37,080


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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