Salary for Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Also known as:  Wire Drawing Machine Tender, Wire Mill Rover

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These workers install, operate, tend, and test machines that draw or extrude metal or thermoplastic materials into tubes, rods, bars, wires and other shapes. To be considered for this position, completion of high school or its equivalency is usually necessary. Once hired, an employer usually requires up to a year of formal on-site job training before work can begin.

A Metal or Plastic Extruding or Drawing Machine Setter/Operator will most likely earn wages that can range from $26,660 - $54,750 depending on experience and talent. can expect an average pay level of thirty-eight thousand nine hundred and ninety dollars each year.

can get the best pay in South Carolina, which has average job salaries of just about $46,540. People in this job function can make the highest salaries in Manufacturing, where they receive an average salary rate of $39,240.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 38.41 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries:

Manufacturing
$39,240
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$37,470
Wholesale Trade
$36,990
Construction
$33,700
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$31,720

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$31,720
Construction
$33,700
Wholesale Trade
$36,990
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$37,470
Manufacturing
$39,240