Extruding, Forming, Pressing, And Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders

Training Requirements for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, And Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders

Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders need a high school diploma or equivalent and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders
Percent
Less than High School 18.6
High School 51.7
Some College 20.2
Associates Degree 4.4
Bachelors Degree 3.1
Masters Degree 1.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.6

Employment Outlook for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, And Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders

This represents about 68,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 9,000 less extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 24,000 more.

Typical Income for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, And Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders

Hourly Income

On average,extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders make $16.52 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders $10.37 $12.49 $15.63 $19.89 $24.20
Production occupations $9.96 $11.98 $15.93 $21.81 $28.99
Other production occupations $9.82 $11.60 $15.15 $20.21 $26.55
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders make $34,370 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders $21,580 $25,980 $32,510 $41,360 $50,330
Production occupations $20,720 $24,920 $33,130 $45,360 $60,300
Other production occupations $20,420 $24,120 $31,520 $42,030 $55,220
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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