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Estimated employment350
Mean wage$17.61
Entry wage$10.94
10th percentile wage$10.29
50th percentile wage$15.76
90th percentile wage$28.21
 Top Employing Industries
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing14039.4%
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing6017.6%
Machinery Manufacturing206.5%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Machinery Manufacturing2020.29
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing14014.53
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing6011.93
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operator/Tender (51-9041)
Set up, operate, or tend machines, such as glass forming machines, plodder machines, and tuber machines, to shape and form products, such as glassware, food, rubber, soap, brick, tile, clay, wax, tobacco, or cosmetics. Exclude "Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operator/Tender" (51-9196) and "Shoe Machine Operator/Tender" (51-6042).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$15.76 $19.03  -$3.27
2016$15.20+3.7%$18.35 +3.7%-$3.15
2015$14.84+2.4%$17.92 +2.4%-$3.07
2014$14.50+2.3%$17.51 +2.3%-$3.00
2013$14.23+1.9%$17.18 +1.9%-$2.95
2012$13.99+1.7%$16.89 +1.7%-$2.90
2011$13.77+1.6%$16.62 +1.6%-$2.85
2010$13.62+1.1%$16.44 +1.1%-$2.82
2009$13.38+1.8%$16.16 +1.8%-$2.77
2008$13.03+2.7%$15.74 +2.7%-$2.70
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$15.76 $22.06  -$6.30
2016$15.20+3.7%$21.36 +3.3%-$6.15
2015$14.84+2.4%$20.91 +2.1%-$6.06
2014$14.50+2.3%$20.46 +2.2%-$5.95
2013$14.23+1.9%$20.05 +2.1%-$5.82
2012$13.99+1.7%$19.70 +1.7%-$5.71
2011$13.77+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%-$5.62
2010$13.62+1.1%$19.07 +1.7%-$5.45
2009$13.38+1.8%$18.81 +1.4%-$5.42
2008$13.03+2.7%$18.33 +2.6%-$5.29

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2017

Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
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