Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic among Kentucky areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,780
25th Percentile Wage
$26,670
50th Percentile Wage
$31,810
75th Percentile Wage
$39,890
90th Percentile Wage
$47,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $47,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,780.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.47
25th Percentile Wage
$12.82
50th Percentile Wage
$15.29
75th Percentile Wage
$19.18
90th Percentile Wage
$22.61

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $22.61. The median hourly salary is $15.29. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.47.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201631,810-16.03%-9.97%
201536,910-0.03%-
201436,920-4.06%-
201338,4208.95%-
201234,980--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in state of Kentucky ranges from $20,280 to $39,400. The highest paying area for extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in Kentucky is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,400. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Evansville (mean annual salary $36,840). The lowest paying area is South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $20,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$39,400
Evansville
$36,840
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$36,820
Lexington-Fayette
$32,020
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$30,950
Louisville-Jefferson County
$29,420
Owensboro
$28,380
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$20,280


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