Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tender Career

Job Description: 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.


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Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tender Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$34,370

Median Hourly Wage

$16.52*

Total Employed Nationally

71,260


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.