Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
19,770 4.3 % $16.39 $34,090 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.32 $12.61 $15.85 $19.32 $23.26
Annual Wage (2) $21,460 $26,220 $32,970 $40,180 $48,390


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 4,600 0.86 $15.85 $32,980
Fabric Mills 3,240 5.81 $16.10 $33,480
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 3,210 3.47 $18.20 $37,850
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,510 5.39 $14.64 $30,460
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 1,240 1.50 $15.81 $32,880

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 3,240 5.81 $16.10 $33,480
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,510 5.39 $14.64 $30,460
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 3,210 3.47 $18.20 $37,850
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 1,240 1.50 $15.81 $32,880
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 1,060 1.30 $18.82 $39,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 210 0.08 $19.74 $41,050
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 1,060 1.30 $18.82 $39,140
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 3,210 3.47 $18.20 $37,850
Other Textile Product Mills 340 0.54 $17.27 $35,920
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing (8) (8) $16.84 $35,020


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)
Georgia 3,130 0.79 5.38 $16.24 $33,780
North Carolina 2,400 0.59 4.06 $16.34 $33,990
South Carolina 2,200 1.17 8.01 $16.66 $34,660
Indiana 1,620 0.56 3.81 $14.67 $30,510
Ohio 1,280 0.25 1.69 $16.16 $33,620




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 2,200 1.17 8.01 $16.66 $34,660
Georgia 3,130 0.79 5.38 $16.24 $33,780
North Carolina 2,400 0.59 4.06 $16.34 $33,990
Indiana 1,620 0.56 3.81 $14.67 $30,510
Mississippi 440 0.40 2.74 $19.37 $40,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 910 0.25 1.70 $21.30 $44,300
Florida (8) (8) (8) $20.24 $42,100
Mississippi 440 0.40 2.74 $19.37 $40,290
Arkansas 230 0.20 1.39 $18.63 $38,740
Delaware (8) (8) (8) $18.30 $38,070





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)
Dalton, GA 850 13.21 90.28 $16.62 $34,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 850 0.36 2.43 $16.48 $34,280
Columbia, SC 760 2.13 14.57 $14.41 $29,980
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 340 0.37 2.52 $17.62 $36,640
Toledo, OH 310 1.01 6.88 $19.54 $40,630
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 250 0.09 0.60 $13.54 $28,160
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.14 0.96 $17.93 $37,300
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 200 0.22 1.48 $13.72 $28,540
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 200 0.11 0.73 $20.25 $42,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 0.32 $15.06 $31,330




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 850 13.21 90.28 $16.62 $34,570
Rome, GA 120 3.48 23.82 $11.61 $24,150
Columbia, SC 760 2.13 14.57 $14.41 $29,980
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 180 1.24 8.45 $12.64 $26,280
Spartanburg, SC 150 1.17 7.99 $16.25 $33,790
Toledo, OH 310 1.01 6.88 $19.54 $40,630
Evansville, IN-KY 150 0.87 5.98 $15.75 $32,760
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 90 0.72 4.92 $16.58 $34,490
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 170 0.59 4.05 $17.61 $36,630
Greensboro-High Point, NC 180 0.51 3.52 $12.55 $26,100




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)
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL (8) (8) (8) $21.44 $44,590
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 200 0.11 0.73 $20.25 $42,120
Toledo, OH 310 1.01 6.88 $19.54 $40,630
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.30 $38,070
Columbus, OH 80 0.08 0.58 $17.99 $37,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $17.94 $37,310
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.14 0.96 $17.93 $37,300
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 340 0.37 2.52 $17.62 $36,640
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 170 0.59 4.05 $17.61 $36,630
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.42 $36,230

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 910 3.57 24.43 $16.39 $34,080
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 880 5.66 38.68 $16.97 $35,290
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 420 1.79 12.23 $15.09 $31,390
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 400 3.55 24.30 $21.72 $45,180
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 380 1.77 12.13 $20.38 $42,390

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 880 5.66 38.68 $16.97 $35,290
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 910 3.57 24.43 $16.39 $34,080
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 400 3.55 24.30 $21.72 $45,180
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 420 1.79 12.23 $15.09 $31,390
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 250 1.78 12.15 $15.20 $31,610

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 400 3.55 24.30 $21.72 $45,180
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 380 1.77 12.13 $20.38 $42,390
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.80 $39,110
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 880 5.66 38.68 $16.97 $35,290
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 0.64 4.34 $16.70 $34,740


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