Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
67,490 2.3 % $16.09 $33,470 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.88 $12.02 $15.43 $19.27 $23.43
Annual Wage (2) $20,550 $25,000 $32,100 $40,080 $48,740


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 13,110 10.06 $16.31 $33,920
Plastics Product Manufacturing 7,660 1.43 $14.96 $31,120
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 5,230 2.96 $15.41 $32,060
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 4,760 5.83 $18.31 $38,080
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 3,740 1.37 $15.88 $33,030

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 13,110 10.06 $16.31 $33,920
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 3,250 8.28 $15.39 $32,010
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 4,760 5.83 $18.31 $38,080
Tobacco Manufacturing 540 4.12 $21.95 $45,650
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 480 3.60 $16.81 $34,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 600 0.42 $24.65 $51,270
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,590 1.51 $22.29 $46,370
Tobacco Manufacturing 540 4.12 $21.95 $45,650
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 80 0.02 $19.32 $40,180
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 240 0.06 $19.29 $40,120


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 5,470 1.05 2.11 $14.56 $30,290
Texas 4,560 0.41 0.81 $14.32 $29,780
California 4,130 0.27 0.55 $14.07 $29,270
New Jersey 3,730 0.96 1.93 $16.74 $34,820
Indiana 3,160 1.09 2.18 $16.97 $35,300




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 Dakota 650 1.60 3.20 $15.71 $32,680
Nebraska 1,490 1.58 3.17 $17.85 $37,120
Oklahoma 2,200 1.39 2.79 $18.68 $38,860
Alabama 2,130 1.15 2.30 $18.93 $39,370
Indiana 3,160 1.09 2.18 $16.97 $35,300




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 640 0.90 1.80 $21.61 $44,940
Delaware 140 0.32 0.64 $20.09 $41,780
Louisiana 900 0.47 0.94 $19.71 $41,000
Alabama 2,130 1.15 2.30 $18.93 $39,370
Arkansas 890 0.77 1.54 $18.84 $39,180





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)
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,330 1.33 2.67 $17.55 $36,500
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.23 0.45 $13.19 $27,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.29 0.58 $14.27 $29,680
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.29 0.57 $16.91 $35,160
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,070 1.05 2.11 $14.58 $30,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,020 0.43 0.85 $15.81 $32,890
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 910 0.94 1.89 $15.67 $32,590
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 880 0.31 0.62 $12.39 $25,780
Akron, OH 860 2.69 5.38 $14.03 $29,180
Pittsburgh, PA 740 0.65 1.31 $16.51 $34,350




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-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 470 7.91 15.84 $20.10 $41,810
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 260 6.24 12.49 $11.01 $22,890
Racine, WI 290 3.90 7.80 $16.77 $34,890
Lima, OH 150 2.97 5.94 $15.80 $32,850
Akron, OH 860 2.69 5.38 $14.03 $29,180
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 530 2.60 5.21 $18.17 $37,800
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 120 2.36 4.73 $12.94 $26,910
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 100 2.12 4.25 $14.43 $30,010
Joplin, MO 160 2.01 4.02 $15.16 $31,540
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 80 1.93 3.86 $16.50 $34,320




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)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 30 0.19 0.39 $23.00 $47,830
Waco, TX (8) (8) (8) $22.75 $47,320
Montgomery, AL 300 1.85 3.71 $21.25 $44,200
Green Bay, WI 130 0.80 1.61 $21.00 $43,680
Topeka, KS 120 1.07 2.14 $20.54 $42,720
Reading, PA 110 0.66 1.31 $20.45 $42,540
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 270 0.63 1.27 $20.42 $42,480
Rockford, IL 30 0.21 0.42 $20.17 $41,950
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 100 0.18 0.36 $20.12 $41,840
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 470 7.91 15.84 $20.10 $41,810

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 1,050 2.71 5.42 $16.10 $33,480
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 730 2.66 5.34 $13.69 $28,480
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 720 2.40 4.81 $19.54 $40,640
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 690 3.25 6.51 $17.73 $36,890
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 670 2.85 5.71 $13.51 $28,110

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)
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 650 7.00 14.02 $19.71 $41,000
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 590 5.15 10.31 $16.29 $33,880
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 300 4.42 8.85 $13.12 $27,300
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 480 4.25 8.51 $15.41 $32,050
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 520 3.97 7.95 $19.47 $40,500

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)
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 80 1.17 2.34 $23.17 $48,180
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 230 1.86 3.73 $22.84 $47,510
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.36 2.72 $21.85 $45,450
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 230 1.19 2.37 $21.63 $44,990
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 250 1.61 3.23 $21.41 $44,530


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