Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders



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. Excludes “Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-9196) and "Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders" (51-6042).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 27059$19.20/hr$13.31/hr$14.79/hr$17.79/hr$22.91/hr$28.63/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Manufacturing1,110$19.14/hr
Professional and Business Services80N/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$19.84/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$20.57/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$27.29/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 110$19.25/hr9.9%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 110$22.66/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 120$22.27/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 160$18.42/hr26.0%
Southeast Minnesota 180$16.11/hr10.3%
Northwest Balance of State 200$17.79/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 270$17.79/hr5.6%
Southeast Balance of State 300$17.03/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 420$20.43/hr3.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 570$18.95/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,200$19.10/hr6.4%




  • Synchronize speeds of sections of machines when producing products involving several steps or processes.
  • Review work orders, specifications, or instructions to determine materials, ingredients, procedures, components, settings, and adjustments for extruding, forming, pressing, or compacting machines.
  • Examine, measure, and weigh materials or products to verify conformance to standards, using measuring devices such as templates, micrometers, or scales.
  • Monitor machine operations and observe lights and gauges to detect malfunctions.
  • Record and maintain production data, such as meter readings, and quantities, types, and dimensions of materials produced.
  • Move materials, supplies, components, and finished products between storage and work areas, using work aids such as racks, hoists, and handtrucks.
  • Monitor machine operations and observe lights and gauges to detect malfunctions.
  • Move materials, supplies, components, and finished products between storage and work areas, using work aids such as racks, hoists, and handtrucks.
  • Press control buttons to activate machinery and equipment.
  • Turn controls to adjust machine functions, such as regulating air pressure, creating vacuums, and adjusting coolant flow.