How Much Do Synthetic Machine Operators Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States



Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers

Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers set up, operate, or tend machines that extrude and form continuous filaments from synthetic materials, such as liquid polymer, rayon, and fiberglass.

Salary: $39170
Salary Rank: D
Education: No degree required
Becoming One: Easy
Job Satisfaction: Low
Job Growth: Declining
Suitable Personality: The Builder


Average salary

Annual salary
$39170 per year
Hourly wage
$19 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$26,770 to $30,910 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $15 per hour

Entry-level Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $26,770 to $30,910 per year or $13 to $15 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.


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Salary rank

Salary rank
D

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $28 $57,420
Senior (Top 25%) $22 $46,230
Middle (Mid 50%) $18 $37,160
Junior (Bottom 25%) $15 $30,910
No experience (Bottom 10%) $13 $26,770

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
FL $33 $68,920
TN $23 $48,520
KS $22 $45,890
VA $21 $44,200
AL $21 $42,840
IN $20 $41,790
OH $20 $41,410
WV $20 $41,290
WA $20 $40,940
WI $20 $40,720

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Extruding and Forming Machine Setter, Operator and Tender, Synthetic and Glass Fiber is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like FL doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at FL might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Synthetic Machine Operators are in the states of FL, TN, KS, VA and AL.

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