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Extruding Machine Operator Salary

$32,528 (USD)

Average Salary

$16/hr

Average Hourly

$416

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 13, 2019

The average pay for an Extruding Machine Operator is $32,528 a year and $16 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Extruding Machine Operator is between $25,050 and $38,617. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Extruding Machine Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Operates extrusion press to encase electric wire and cable in rubber or plastic sheath: bolts specified dies, guides, and guide holders in extrusion head of press.
  • Clamps roll of rubber strip on spindle of machine and threads strip into hopper-feeder, or fills hopper with plastic chips.
  • Sets temperature control of press according to type of material to be extruded.
  • Loads spool of wire on spindle and threads wire through machine and around takeup reel.
  • Starts machine and adjusts controls to regulate speed of wire travel, pressure of hydraulic ram, and temperature of extrusion die to ensure sheath of uniform thickness.
  • Guides rubber-covered wire through trough of powdered talc or soapstone as it emerges from press to prevent wire from sticking together when spooled.
  • Clamps wire ends in electrodes of electric welder, turns on current, and holds brazing rod against heated wire tips to form continuous wire lengths.
  • May feed wire through pot of molten metal to coat wire with tin prior to sheathing process.
  • May operate machine equipped with wrapping device to wrap tape around wire prior to sheathing.
  • May be designated according to machine operated as continuous-vulcanizing-machine operator; or according to material extruded as plastic-extruding-machine operator.
Extruding Machine Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 72,870

Estimated population of Extruding Machine Operator jobs: 435

Rate of error: 2.2%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$37,708
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Extruding Machine Operator Job Listings for United States

Extruder Machine Operator
Dec 10
Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA
Phillips Industries
The Extrusion Operator is responsible for machine operation, production, quality control, and ... Extruder will operate vinyl-extruding machine to produce quality primary wire (vinyl over copper ...
Extrusion Machine Operator - 4723181
Nov 20
Helena, AL, USA
Automation Personnel Services
The individual will be responsible for operating and maintaining machines that extrude or draw out ... Activate and adjust extruding machines. Shift: Openings on both 2nd shift 3pm-11pm and 3rd shift ...
Extrusion Machine Operator - 4786952
Oct 1
Helena, AL, USA
Automation Personnel Services
Pelham/Hoover office is now recruiting experienced Extrusion Machine operators in the Helena, AL ... Activate and adjust extruding machines. Requirements: Steel toe boots No loose clothes High school ...
Machine Operator - Prepreg Trainee
Nov 22
El Monte, CA, USA
The Gill Corporation
Minimum 1 - 3+ years experience operating coating, laminating, milling, extruding or other similar production process machinery. * Forklift experience a plus * Basic PC Computer Skills * Minimum ...
Extrusion Operator- 2nd shift
Nov 2
Muskego, WI, USA
InPro Corporation
Extruding Machine Operator, Location: Muskego, WI - 53150

The average pay for an Extruding Machine Operator is $32,528 a year and $16 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Extruding Machine Operator is between $25,050 and $38,617. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Extruding Machine Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Extruder Machine Operator
Dec 10
Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA
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The Extrusion Operator is responsible for machine operation, production, quality control, and ... Extruder will operate vinyl-extruding machine to produce quality primary wire (vinyl over copper ...
Extrusion Machine Operator - 4723181
Nov 20
Helena, AL, USA
Automation Personnel Services
The individual will be responsible for operating and maintaining machines that extrude or draw out ... Activate and adjust extruding machines. Shift: Openings on both 2nd shift 3pm-11pm and 3rd shift ...
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