Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-9191 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend bonding machines that use adhesives to join items for further processing or to form a completed product. Processes include joining veneer sheets into plywood; gluing paper; or joining rubber and rubberized fabric parts, plastic, simulated leather, or other materials. Excludes "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)
17,400 5.9 % $16.23 $33,750 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.12 $12.12 $15.25 $18.99 $23.54
Annual Wage (2) $21,040 $25,220 $31,710 $39,490 $48,970


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)
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 4,070 1.51 $16.99 $35,330
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,070 0.56 $15.21 $31,640
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 2,160 2.94 $16.46 $34,240
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 820 0.15 $16.79 $34,930
Rubber Product Manufacturing 810 0.61 $18.36 $38,180

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 2,160 2.94 $16.46 $34,240
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 4,070 1.51 $16.99 $35,330
Rubber Product Manufacturing 810 0.61 $18.36 $38,180
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,070 0.56 $15.21 $31,640
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 160 0.46 $12.35 $25,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $21.36 $44,430
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 250 0.25 $19.25 $40,030
Rubber Product Manufacturing 810 0.61 $18.36 $38,180
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 50 0.07 $18.27 $38,000
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 50 0.05 $17.52 $36,440


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)
California 1,700 0.11 0.87 $15.92 $33,110
Texas 1,540 0.13 1.05 $18.77 $39,040
Virginia 1,180 0.32 2.54 $16.92 $35,200
Ohio 1,150 0.22 1.72 $17.47 $36,330
Georgia 890 0.22 1.72 $14.43 $30,020




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)
Mississippi 440 0.40 3.15 $11.91 $24,770
Kentucky 710 0.39 3.05 $15.64 $32,520
Arkansas 400 0.34 2.68 $15.22 $31,660
Virginia 1,180 0.32 2.54 $16.92 $35,200
Oregon 540 0.31 2.47 $17.66 $36,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 540 0.18 1.44 $22.87 $47,580
Connecticut 100 0.06 0.46 $18.98 $39,470
Texas 1,540 0.13 1.05 $18.77 $39,040
Illinois 400 0.07 0.54 $18.41 $38,300
Alabama 430 0.23 1.83 $17.95 $37,340





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-Roswell, GA 710 0.29 2.28 $14.47 $30,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 520 0.13 1.01 $15.07 $31,330
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 270 0.20 1.62 $17.57 $36,550
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 260 0.26 2.03 $15.72 $32,690
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 250 1.70 13.46 $12.34 $25,670
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 250 0.25 2.00 $23.11 $48,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 200 0.11 0.85 $15.86 $32,990
Toledo, OH 190 0.66 5.25 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 0.42 $18.77 $39,050
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.12 0.96 $13.44 $27,960




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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 250 1.70 13.46 $12.34 $25,670
Toledo, OH 190 0.66 5.25 (8) (8)
Medford, OR 50 0.63 4.96 $15.59 $32,430
Winston-Salem, NC 150 0.56 4.48 $14.15 $29,430
Columbus, GA-AL 60 0.52 4.15 $24.26 $50,470
Bowling Green, KY 40 0.51 4.04 $16.59 $34,510
Stockton-Lodi, CA 110 0.50 3.93 $19.30 $40,150
Bellingham, WA 40 0.49 3.88 $15.04 $31,290
Eugene, OR 70 0.47 3.74 $16.52 $34,370
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 90 0.37 2.92 (8) (8)




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)
Columbus, GA-AL 60 0.52 4.15 $24.26 $50,470
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 250 0.25 2.00 $23.11 $48,060
Asheville, NC 30 0.17 1.37 $21.98 $45,710
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.70 $45,140
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 30 0.26 2.06 $21.05 $43,790
Winchester, VA-WV (8) (8) (8) $20.37 $42,360
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 90 0.16 1.28 $19.71 $41,000
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $19.44 $40,430
Stockton-Lodi, CA 110 0.50 3.93 $19.30 $40,150
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 30 0.10 0.77 $19.12 $39,760

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 330 1.48 11.74 $11.45 $23,810
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 140 2.19 17.34 $18.76 $39,020
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 130 1.34 10.62 $16.45 $34,220
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.58 4.60 $14.58 $30,330
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.49 3.88 $15.92 $33,110

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)
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 140 2.19 17.34 $18.76 $39,020
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 330 1.48 11.74 $11.45 $23,810
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 130 1.34 10.62 $16.45 $34,220
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.75 5.92 $15.93 $33,140
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.58 4.60 $14.58 $30,330

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $19.42 $40,400
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 140 2.19 17.34 $18.76 $39,020
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.05 $37,540
Northwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.41 $36,220
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.89 $35,130


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016