Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
68,080 2.5 % $15.81 $32,880 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.86 $11.98 $15.05 $18.68 $23.08
Annual Wage (2) $20,500 $24,930 $31,310 $38,860 $48,000


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 14,740 11.41 $15.83 $32,920
Plastics Product Manufacturing 7,590 1.48 $15.01 $31,220
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 4,930 2.91 $15.34 $31,910
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 4,140 5.19 $17.37 $36,130
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 3,210 7.97 $15.43 $32,090

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 14,740 11.41 $15.83 $32,920
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 3,210 7.97 $15.43 $32,090
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 4,140 5.19 $17.37 $36,130
Tobacco Manufacturing 650 4.73 $17.97 $37,370
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,320 3.41 $14.57 $30,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,420 1.32 $21.22 $44,130
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 2,010 2.20 $19.68 $40,940
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 280 0.60 $19.64 $40,840
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 250 2.08 $19.48 $40,520
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 160 0.06 $18.01 $37,450


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 4,750 0.94 1.80 $14.89 $30,970
Texas 4,400 0.42 0.80 $13.02 $27,090
California 4,160 0.29 0.56 $15.09 $31,390
New Jersey 3,480 0.92 1.75 $16.11 $33,520
Pennsylvania 3,360 0.60 1.15 $18.29 $38,040




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 660 1.66 3.18 $14.80 $30,790
Alabama 2,570 1.41 2.69 $18.77 $39,040
Nebraska 1,140 1.24 2.38 $15.57 $32,380
South Carolina 2,050 1.14 2.19 $17.74 $36,900
Kentucky 1,940 1.10 2.11 $15.45 $32,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 130 0.45 0.87 $24.02 $49,950
Virginia 2,190 0.61 1.17 $18.85 $39,220
Alabama 2,570 1.41 2.69 $18.77 $39,040
Pennsylvania 3,360 0.60 1.15 $18.29 $38,040
Connecticut 370 0.23 0.44 $18.16 $37,780





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.37 0.71 $17.39 $36,170
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,250 1.31 2.52 $17.44 $36,270
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.21 0.40 $12.66 $26,330
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 880 2.96 5.67 $18.79 $39,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 880 0.23 0.43 $13.60 $28,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 870 0.38 0.73 $15.33 $31,890
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 820 0.45 0.86 $19.98 $41,570
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 770 0.29 0.56 $10.87 $22,620
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 720 0.81 1.56 $14.23 $29,590
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 690 0.39 0.75 $16.49 $34,300




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)
Gadsden, AL 230 6.88 13.17 $20.90 $43,470
Tuscaloosa, AL 380 4.29 8.20 $20.92 $43,510
Decatur, AL 180 3.50 6.70 $19.25 $40,040
Racine, WI 250 3.34 6.39 $16.30 $33,910
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 880 2.96 5.67 $18.79 $39,090
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 120 2.86 5.47 $16.30 $33,910
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 160 2.77 5.30 $17.80 $37,030
Rapid City, SD 150 2.59 4.96 $13.77 $28,640
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 420 2.06 3.94 $17.74 $36,890
Winchester, VA-WV 100 1.97 3.77 $17.01 $35,380




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)
Florence, SC 130 1.66 3.18 $22.43 $46,660
Erie, PA 140 1.10 2.11 $21.54 $44,800
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA (8) (8) (8) $21.07 $43,820
Tuscaloosa, AL 380 4.29 8.20 $20.92 $43,510
Gadsden, AL 230 6.88 13.17 $20.90 $43,470
Boulder, CO 80 0.52 1.00 $20.63 $42,910
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 190 1.11 2.13 $20.39 $42,410
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 90 0.33 0.63 $20.30 $42,220
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 820 0.45 0.86 $19.98 $41,570
Topeka, KS 110 1.06 2.04 $19.66 $40,900

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 820 3.02 5.78 $14.87 $30,930
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 780 3.11 5.95 $15.95 $33,180
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 730 6.67 12.77 $15.29 $31,800
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 650 5.18 9.91 $19.07 $39,670
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 550 2.74 5.23 $16.25 $33,790

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)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 730 6.67 12.77 $15.29 $31,800
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 650 5.18 9.91 $19.07 $39,670
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 510 4.92 9.42 $16.09 $33,460
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 280 4.15 7.94 $12.43 $25,860
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 220 3.30 6.31 $14.20 $29,530

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)
Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 40 1.61 3.08 $22.76 $47,340
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 490 3.02 5.78 $22.34 $46,460
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 300 1.89 3.62 $22.33 $46,450
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.74 3.32 $22.28 $46,340
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 300 1.57 3.00 $20.36 $42,340


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013