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Forging Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary Information

The salary statistics of forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The forging 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. Forging Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,740
25th Percentile Wage
$28,600
50th Percentile Wage
$36,930
75th Percentile Wage
$47,420
90th Percentile Wage
$57,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is $57,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,740. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 154% 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 forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201636,9305.04%7.77%
201535,0703.88%-
201433,7100.42%-
201333,570-1.46%-
201234,060--

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

The average salaries of forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in 4 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 forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $51,380. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $22,680).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$51,380
Manufacturing
$37,280
Wholesale Trade
$31,520
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$22,680

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

From the above tables we note that not only forging 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 forging 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 $23,250 to $52,900. The highest paying state for forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is Tennessee with a median annual salary of $52,900. The lowest paying state is Massachusetts with a median annual salary of $23,250. For more salary information of forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Tennessee
$52,900
Maryland
$52,050
Oklahoma
$51,100
Virginia
$41,780
Pennsylvania
$40,680
Colorado
$40,410
Kentucky
$40,330
New York
$39,140
Ohio
$38,880
Indiana
$37,980
North Carolina
$37,370
Illinois
$37,230
California
$37,110
Oregon
$37,010
Arizona
$36,650
Iowa
$35,970
Kansas
$35,760
South Dakota
$35,390
Missouri
$35,140
Louisiana
$35,090
Arkansas
$34,300
Alabama
$33,520
Georgia
$33,450
Minnesota
$33,260
Mississippi
$33,070
South Carolina
$32,480
Rhode Island
$32,300
Texas
$31,920
Connecticut
$30,850
Washington
$30,740
West Virginia
$30,630
New Jersey
$30,330
Michigan
$30,200
Wisconsin
$29,930
Nebraska
$29,150
Florida
$28,310
Massachusetts
$23,250


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