Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers

Set up, operate, or tend machines that extrude and form continuous filaments from synthetic materials, such as liquid polymer, rayon, and fiberglass.


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)
19,810 5.0 % $16.44 $34,190 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.28 $12.63 $15.85 $19.30 $23.51
Annual Wage (2) $21,380 $26,270 $32,980 $40,140 $48,890


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 4,700 0.85 $16.02 $33,320
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 3,440 3.71 $18.65 $38,780
Fabric Mills 2,830 5.05 $15.85 $32,960
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,460 5.13 $14.75 $30,680
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 1,360 1.67 $16.37 $34,050

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,460 5.13 $14.75 $30,680
Fabric Mills 2,830 5.05 $15.85 $32,960
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 3,440 3.71 $18.65 $38,780
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 1,360 1.67 $16.37 $34,050
Textile Furnishings Mills 710 1.36 $16.54 $34,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 3,440 3.71 $18.65 $38,780
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 180 0.07 $18.44 $38,350
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 790 0.95 $17.91 $37,250
Rubber Product Manufacturing 370 0.28 $16.78 $34,900
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 40 0.01 $16.58 $34,480


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)
Georgia 3,420 0.83 5.80 $15.61 $32,470
North Carolina 2,310 0.56 3.90 $16.34 $33,990
South Carolina 2,190 1.14 7.92 $16.48 $34,270
Indiana 1,360 0.46 3.21 $14.37 $29,890
California 1,350 0.09 0.61 $15.78 $32,810



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 Carolina 2,190 1.14 7.92 $16.48 $34,270
Georgia 3,420 0.83 5.80 $15.61 $32,470
North Carolina 2,310 0.56 3.90 $16.34 $33,990
Indiana 1,360 0.46 3.21 $14.37 $29,890
West Virginia 230 0.32 2.22 $15.14 $31,480



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 780 0.21 1.47 $23.42 $48,720
Nebraska (8) (8) (8) $20.84 $43,360
Mississippi 340 0.31 2.14 $19.43 $40,410
Delaware 40 0.10 0.68 $18.70 $38,900
Wisconsin 350 0.13 0.89 $18.50 $38,480




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)
Columbia, SC 940 2.60 18.10 $15.40 $32,030
Dalton, GA 820 12.50 87.00 $16.97 $35,290
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 780 0.70 4.89 $17.55 $36,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 770 0.31 2.17 $13.85 $28,810
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 570 2.69 18.72 $14.13 $29,400
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 400 0.11 0.78 $18.03 $37,510
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 250 0.25 1.76 $14.02 $29,160
Spartanburg, SC 240 1.77 12.33 $16.80 $34,940
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 210 0.07 0.51 $14.18 $29,490
Greensboro-High Point, NC 210 0.59 4.08 $13.88 $28,870



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)
Dalton, GA 820 12.50 87.00 $16.97 $35,290
Rome, GA 150 4.11 28.60 $12.14 $25,250
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 570 2.69 18.72 $14.13 $29,400
Columbia, SC 940 2.60 18.10 $15.40 $32,030
Spartanburg, SC 240 1.77 12.33 $16.80 $34,940
Burlington, NC 40 0.74 5.16 $19.47 $40,500
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 780 0.70 4.89 $17.55 $36,510
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 100 0.69 4.78 $13.32 $27,700
Greensboro-High Point, NC 210 0.59 4.08 $13.88 $28,870
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 180 0.47 3.26 $16.51 $34,330



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)
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL (8) (8) (8) $22.44 $46,680
Kansas City, MO-KS 90 0.08 0.58 $21.67 $45,080
Burlington, NC 40 0.74 5.16 $19.47 $40,500
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.12 0.86 $18.70 $38,900
Wichita, KS 60 0.20 1.38 $18.64 $38,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $18.36 $38,190
Reading, PA (8) (8) (8) $18.07 $37,590
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 400 0.11 0.78 $18.03 $37,510
Huntsville, AL 70 0.33 2.27 $17.94 $37,310
Cleveland-Elyria, OH (8) (8) (8) $17.69 $36,800

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)
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 930 6.04 42.02 $17.06 $35,490
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 390 1.55 10.77 $15.17 $31,540
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 320 1.30 9.04 $15.67 $32,600
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 270 1.21 8.42 $21.09 $43,870
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 220 2.70 18.82 $22.29 $46,370

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)
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 930 6.04 42.02 $17.06 $35,490
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 220 2.70 18.82 $22.29 $46,370
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 390 1.55 10.77 $15.17 $31,540
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 320 1.30 9.04 $15.67 $32,600
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 270 1.21 8.42 $21.09 $43,870

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 220 2.70 18.82 $22.29 $46,370
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 270 1.21 8.42 $21.09 $43,870
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.52 3.63 $17.60 $36,600
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.48 $36,350
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 930 6.04 42.02 $17.06 $35,490


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