Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators

Laminate layers of fiberglass on molds to form boat decks and hulls, bodies for golf carts, automobiles, or other products.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
17,580 5.3 % $14.40 $29,960 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.42 $11.37 $13.86 $17.00 $20.40
Annual Wage (2) $19,590 $23,640 $28,830 $35,370 $42,420


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 4,940 0.96 $13.94 $29,000
Ship and Boat Building 4,620 3.67 $15.40 $32,030
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 1,970 1.63 $12.39 $25,760
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,000 0.20 $15.54 $32,320
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 920 1.36 $14.65 $30,470

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ship and Boat Building 4,620 3.67 $15.40 $32,030
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 1,970 1.63 $12.39 $25,760
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 920 1.36 $14.65 $30,470
Plastics Product Manufacturing 4,940 0.96 $13.94 $29,000
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 880 0.86 $13.93 $28,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 90 0.01 $20.04 $41,690
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing (8) (8) $18.78 $39,070
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 330 0.47 $15.92 $33,100
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,000 0.20 $15.54 $32,320
Ship and Boat Building 4,620 3.67 $15.40 $32,030


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 2,070 0.74 5.45 $12.43 $25,850
Florida 1,690 0.23 1.72 $14.75 $30,680
California 1,600 0.11 0.83 $14.53 $30,210
Washington 1,100 0.40 2.94 $15.05 $31,300
Ohio 1,040 0.20 1.52 $15.53 $32,300




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 330 0.82 6.07 $12.05 $25,070
Indiana 2,070 0.74 5.45 $12.43 $25,850
South Carolina 760 0.42 3.12 $14.43 $30,020
Washington 1,100 0.40 2.94 $15.05 $31,300
Rhode Island 170 0.37 2.75 $15.82 $32,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky (8) (8) (8) $19.32 $40,180
Louisiana 350 0.19 1.38 $17.90 $37,240
Maryland 50 0.02 0.15 $17.68 $36,770
Massachusetts 80 0.03 0.19 $16.83 $35,010
Utah 200 0.17 1.23 $16.57 $34,480





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 1,540 14.19 105.13 $11.75 $24,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.14 1.03 $13.91 $28,920
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 530 0.37 2.76 $15.33 $31,890
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 300 0.63 4.64 $11.69 $24,310
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.21 1.58 $15.38 $32,000
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 300 0.30 2.21 $14.97 $31,140
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 260 0.12 0.86 $14.53 $30,220
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 250 0.25 1.86 $14.39 $29,920
Port St. Lucie, FL 200 1.62 12.03 $16.46 $34,240
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 190 0.17 1.27 $13.72 $28,540




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 1,540 14.19 105.13 $11.75 $24,440
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 150 3.46 25.64 $15.16 $31,520
Port St. Lucie, FL 200 1.62 12.03 $16.46 $34,240
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 150 0.78 5.79 $15.17 $31,560
Merced, CA 40 0.71 5.27 $16.30 $33,900
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 110 0.69 5.15 $16.81 $34,970
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 300 0.63 4.64 $11.69 $24,310
Valdosta, GA 30 0.62 4.56 $11.80 $24,550
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 120 0.49 3.61 $15.04 $31,270
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 110 0.43 3.15 $14.69 $30,540




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.96 $43,600
Wichita, KS 50 0.19 1.40 $18.34 $38,150
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $18.27 $38,000
Barnstable Town, MA 40 0.39 2.88 $17.63 $36,680
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 110 0.69 5.15 $16.81 $34,970
Provo-Orem, UT 80 0.42 3.14 $16.55 $34,420
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.52 $34,360
Port St. Lucie, FL 200 1.62 12.03 $16.46 $34,240
Columbus, OH 160 0.17 1.30 $16.45 $34,210
Merced, CA 40 0.71 5.27 $16.30 $33,900

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 330 1.90 14.09 $15.77 $32,800
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 320 1.60 11.88 $15.34 $31,910
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 280 0.72 5.33 $13.66 $28,420
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 270 1.49 11.07 $11.06 $23,000
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.42 3.09 $14.08 $29,280

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 330 1.90 14.09 $15.77 $32,800
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 320 1.60 11.88 $15.34 $31,910
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 270 1.49 11.07 $11.06 $23,000
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 1.07 7.93 $15.82 $32,910
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 70 1.05 7.78 $16.05 $33,380

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 3.07 $17.57 $36,550
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.71 $34,760
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 70 1.05 7.78 $16.05 $33,380
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 1.07 7.93 $15.82 $32,910
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 330 1.90 14.09 $15.77 $32,800


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013