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Glass Manufacturing Workers


Earnings of glass manufacturing workers depend on the type of industry they work in, their specific duties, union membership, the shift they work, and other factors.
Mean annual earnings for extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders who worked in glass and glass product manufacturing (GGPM) were $37,250 in May 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Salaries for all machine setters, operators, and tenders ranged from less than $21,380 to $48,890 or more. Crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders who worked in GGPM earned mean annual salaries of $34,030. Those who work more than eight hours a day or 40 hours per week receive overtime pay, and they are usually paid at higher rates if they work at night, on weekends, or on holidays.

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