Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
71,430 2.9 % $16.36 $34,030 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.12 $12.29 $15.46 $19.49 $24.07
Annual Wage (2) $21,040 $25,570 $32,160 $40,550 $50,070


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 14,380 10.83 $16.33 $33,970
Plastics Product Manufacturing 8,430 1.53 $15.30 $31,820
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 6,540 3.52 $15.83 $32,930
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 5,090 6.15 $18.51 $38,490
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 3,830 1.36 $15.93 $33,140

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 14,380 10.83 $16.33 $33,970
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 3,330 8.47 $14.97 $31,140
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 5,090 6.15 $18.51 $38,490
Tobacco Manufacturing 550 4.12 $21.83 $45,410
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 520 3.88 $15.98 $33,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction (8) (8) $25.12 $52,250
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 620 0.42 $24.42 $50,800
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,700 1.67 $23.75 $49,390
Tobacco Manufacturing 550 4.12 $21.83 $45,410
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 200 0.06 $20.05 $41,700


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 6,640 1.26 2.43 $15.41 $32,050
Texas 5,210 0.45 0.87 $14.76 $30,700
California 4,540 0.29 0.57 $14.45 $30,060
New Jersey 3,600 0.92 1.78 $17.19 $35,760
Oklahoma 3,310 2.07 4.00 $17.59 $36,590




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)
Oklahoma 3,310 2.07 4.00 $17.59 $36,590
South Dakota 600 1.45 2.80 $16.13 $33,540
Nebraska 1,310 1.37 2.65 $18.38 $38,230
Ohio 6,640 1.26 2.43 $15.41 $32,050
Alabama 2,240 1.19 2.30 $19.61 $40,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 580 0.82 1.57 $22.38 $46,540
Delaware 170 0.40 0.78 $20.24 $42,110
North Dakota (8) (8) (8) $20.22 $42,050
Louisiana 900 0.46 0.90 $20.08 $41,760
Alabama 2,240 1.19 2.30 $19.61 $40,790





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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,850 0.79 1.53 $13.81 $28,730
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,610 0.25 0.48 $15.12 $31,450
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,530 1.33 2.56 $17.29 $35,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.28 0.55 $13.99 $29,100
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,100 0.99 1.91 $15.30 $31,820
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,050 1.03 1.99 $14.69 $30,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,040 0.42 0.81 $15.59 $32,430
Akron, OH 890 2.75 5.31 $14.35 $29,850
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 870 0.30 0.58 $13.42 $27,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 870 0.46 0.89 $17.56 $36,520




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)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 420 7.17 13.83 $20.52 $42,680
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 240 6.01 11.59 $11.76 $24,450
Lima, OH 160 3.35 6.47 $15.86 $32,980
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 160 3.31 6.39 $19.67 $40,920
Racine, WI 240 3.24 6.25 $17.51 $36,420
Akron, OH 890 2.75 5.31 $14.35 $29,850
Dalton, GA 180 2.73 5.27 $14.83 $30,840
Wilmington, NC 320 2.62 5.05 $25.08 $52,170
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 490 2.32 4.48 $19.31 $40,170
Montgomery, AL 360 2.21 4.26 $20.46 $42,560