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Rubber Goods Production Workers

Earnings

The earnings of workers in rubber goods production vary widely according to the workers' skills, seniority, the hours they work, and other factors. Many workers are members of unions, and their pay is determined by agreements between the union and company management. In general, earnings compare favorably to those of workers in other production jobs in industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, mean annual earnings for all rubber production workers were $43,130 in May 2015. Tire builders had median annual earnings of $39,120. Salaries ranged from less than $24,950 to $58,660 or more. Crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders earned median annual salaries of $33,810. Ten percent earned less than $21,440, while 10 percent earned $51,950 or more. Salaries will vary depending on experience, hours worked, and whether or not the job involves supervisory duties. Workers on night shifts are usually paid more than those who work day shifts.

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