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

The salary statistics of forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The forming 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. Forming Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,060
25th Percentile Wage
$28,170
50th Percentile Wage
$35,830
75th Percentile Wage
$45,500
90th Percentile Wage
$54,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is $54,800. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,060. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 137% 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 forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201635,8302.34%5.39%
201534,9901.91%-
201434,3202.16%-
201333,580-0.95%-
201233,900--

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

The average salaries of forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in 9 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 forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $51,400. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $23,370).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$51,400
Mining
$41,920
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$41,520
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$39,130
Manufacturing
$36,020
Wholesale Trade
$33,760
Transportation and Warehousing
$33,430
Construction
$31,610
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,370


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