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

The salary statistics of extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,440
25th Percentile Wage
$27,080
50th Percentile Wage
$33,870
75th Percentile Wage
$42,190
90th Percentile Wage
$50,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is $50,260. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $33,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,440. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 123% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201633,8702.21%4.55%
201533,1201.54%-
201432,6101.04%-
201332,270-0.19%-
201232,330--

Table 2. Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in 6 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $52,150. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $24,190).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,150
Manufacturing
$34,040
Wholesale Trade
$32,340
Construction
$30,670
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$29,400
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,190

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic by States

From the above tables we note that not only extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $23,430 to $44,980. The highest paying state for extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is South Carolina with a median annual salary of $44,980. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $23,430. For more salary information of extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
South Carolina
$44,980
West Virginia
$43,300
Washington
$40,800
Iowa
$39,900
New York
$38,070
Arkansas
$37,750
Oklahoma
$37,720
Nebraska
$37,610
Massachusetts
$37,590
Connecticut
$36,990
Minnesota
$36,990
Pennsylvania
$36,030
North Carolina
$35,910
Kansas
$35,890
Virginia
$35,640
Rhode Island
$35,420
Indiana
$34,720
New Hampshire
$34,710
Louisiana
$34,310
Utah
$34,300
Nevada
$33,730
Georgia
$33,620
Colorado
$33,590
Maine
$33,420
Tennessee
$32,960
Oregon
$32,950
South Dakota
$32,920
Ohio
$32,900
Wisconsin
$32,810
Michigan
$32,640
Maryland
$32,400
Kentucky
$31,810
California
$31,780
Illinois
$31,540
Delaware
$31,510
Vermont
$31,510
Missouri
$31,090
Texas
$30,850
New Jersey
$30,750
Mississippi
$30,210
Arizona
$30,140
Idaho
$29,320
Alabama
$28,900
Florida
$28,720
New Mexico
$27,880
Puerto Rico
$23,430


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