Highest Paying Industries for Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Federal Executive Branch24.550960
Federal government, including the US Postal Service24.550960
Federal, State, and Local Government24.3750690
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service24.3750690
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service24.3750690
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing23.649090
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing22.0245810
Basic Chemical Manufacturing21.8345410
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing21.8245380
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing20.9643590
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing20.1941980
Mining19.7441050
Paper Manufacturing19.3340220
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing19.340150
Primary Metal Manufacturing19.2740080
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing19.2640060
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing19.0439590
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing18.9439390
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing18.9239360
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing18.8739240
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing18.7538990
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers18.6938870
Support Activities for Mining18.6638800
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing18.6438780
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing18.6138720
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities18.5638610
Chemical Manufacturing18.5238510
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel18.3938240
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing18.3838240
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing18.2938050
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing18.2838020
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing18.1637770
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing18.1537750
Hardware Manufacturing18.0937630
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing17.9237280
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers17.5936590
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing17.5236440
Forging and Stamping17.4536300
Machine Shops17.4236230
Other Wood Product Manufacturing17.3336050
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing17.3336050
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing17.2935960
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing17.2835950
Manufacturing17.2735930
Food Manufacturing17.2535880
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing17.2335830
All industries17.235770
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing17.1935760
All industries, private ownership only17.1735720
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services17.0935550
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)17.0835520
Wood Product Manufacturing17.0735510
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods17.0635490
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing17.0535450
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing1735360
Ship and Boat Building1735350
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing16.9635280
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing16.9535260
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing16.9335220
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing16.9235190
Wholesale Trade16.8735100
Machinery Manufacturing16.8735090
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing16.8234990
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing16.7534830
Household Appliance Manufacturing16.7434820
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing16.7434820
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers16.6934720
Repair and Maintenance16.4434190
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance16.4434190
Rubber Product Manufacturing16.3133930
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing16.333900
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers16.2933870
Construction16.2833860
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing16.2833850
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing16.233690
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing16.1933670
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing15.8933050
Transportation and Warehousing15.7232710
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing15.6132460
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing15.5932420
Miscellaneous Manufacturing15.5832410
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing15.5732390
Foundries15.5132260
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing15.331820
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing15.2931790
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods15.2831790
Plastics Product Manufacturing15.2131640
Specialty Trade Contractors15.0731340
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing15.0231250
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing15.0231250
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers14.9131020
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing14.5330220
Textile Product Mills14.129330
Other Textile Product Mills14.129330
Other Specialty Trade Contractors13.7728650
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services13.3627790
Administrative and Support Services13.3627790
Employment Services13.3627790

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