Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend machines to extrude or draw thermoplastic or metal materials into tubes, rods, hoses, wire, bars, or structural shapes.


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)
73,140 2.4 % $15.94 $33,160 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.99 $12.27 $15.51 $19.03 $22.59
Annual Wage (2) $20,790 $25,520 $32,270 $39,580 $46,980


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 29,660 5.64 $14.86 $30,910
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 5,940 9.58 $17.98 $37,410
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 5,240 4.14 $16.93 $35,210
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 4,090 6.99 $17.19 $35,750
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 2,890 5.12 $15.55 $32,350

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 5,940 9.58 $17.98 $37,410
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 4,090 6.99 $17.19 $35,750
Plastics Product Manufacturing 29,660 5.64 $14.86 $30,910
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 2,890 5.12 $15.55 $32,350
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 5,240 4.14 $16.93 $35,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing 220 0.38 $20.99 $43,650
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $20.97 $43,610
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 80 0.23 $20.27 $42,170
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 170 0.03 $19.26 $40,060
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,010 1.11 $18.76 $39,010


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)
Pennsylvania 5,570 0.99 1.80 $17.64 $36,680
Indiana 5,500 1.93 3.50 $16.45 $34,210
Texas 5,280 0.48 0.88 $14.77 $30,730
Ohio 5,130 1.00 1.81 $16.58 $34,490
California 4,890 0.33 0.60 $13.79 $28,680




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)
Indiana 5,500 1.93 3.50 $16.45 $34,210
Rhode Island 570 1.26 2.28 $14.92 $31,030
Alabama 1,880 1.02 1.85 $14.91 $31,010
Kansas 1,340 1.01 1.82 $15.38 $32,000
Ohio 5,130 1.00 1.81 $16.58 $34,490




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 570 0.81 1.46 $22.10 $45,980
South Carolina 1,700 0.93 1.68 $19.31 $40,160
Kentucky 1,570 0.88 1.60 $18.99 $39,500
Connecticut 1,010 0.62 1.12 $18.42 $38,320
Pennsylvania 5,570 0.99 1.80 $17.64 $36,680





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 1,880 0.51 0.92 $15.31 $31,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,590 0.40 0.72 $13.98 $29,070
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,510 0.65 1.19 $16.36 $34,030
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,490 1.47 2.67 $16.39 $34,100
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,420 0.51 0.93 $15.20 $31,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.55 0.99 $15.75 $32,760
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,150 1.03 1.87 $14.66 $30,490
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 980 1.12 2.03 $15.72 $32,690
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 970 0.18 0.33 $13.59 $28,260
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 960 0.54 0.97 $16.83 $35,000




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)
Williamsport, PA 340 6.30 11.43 $18.31 $38,090
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 420 6.19 11.23 $24.08 $50,080
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 450 4.94 8.96 $19.03 $39,580
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 560 4.91 8.90 $14.11 $29,350
Logan, UT-ID 230 4.68 8.48 $15.94 $33,150
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 210 4.45 8.07 $15.40 $32,030
Fort Wayne, IN 870 4.31 7.81 $16.82 $34,990
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 600 4.14 7.51 $18.51 $38,500
Sheboygan, WI 220 3.93 7.13 $16.64 $34,610
Eau Claire, WI 280 3.57 6.48 $16.34 $33,980




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)
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 420 6.19 11.23 $24.08 $50,080
Florence, SC 210 2.54 4.60 $22.16 $46,090
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $21.19 $44,070
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL (8) (8) (8) $20.55 $42,750
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 320 0.56 1.02 $20.39 $42,410
New Bedford, MA 130 2.06 3.74 $20.37 $42,370
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 100 0.22 0.39 $20.16 $41,930
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 40 0.18 0.32 $20.11 $41,830
Appleton, WI 110 0.94 1.71 $20.03 $41,660
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 90 0.21 0.37 $19.76 $41,100

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 890 4.32 7.83 $15.33 $31,900
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 740 1.92 3.48 $15.76 $32,780
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 690 4.60 8.35 $15.85 $32,970
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 600 2.24 4.05 $16.31 $33,920
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 600 3.47 6.29 $15.89 $33,050

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 Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 210 7.67 13.91 $16.45 $34,210
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 690 4.60 8.35 $15.85 $32,970
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 890 4.32 7.83 $15.33 $31,900
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 390 3.84 6.97 $13.43 $27,940
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 600 3.47 6.29 $15.89 $33,050

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 (8) (8) (8) $22.13 $46,040
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.84 $43,350
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.43 $42,490
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 220 1.39 2.53 $19.25 $40,040
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 0.99 1.80 $18.93 $39,380


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014