Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-4192 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic

Lay out reference points and dimensions on metal or plastic stock or workpieces, such as sheets, plates, tubes, structural shapes, castings, or machine parts, for further processing. Includes shipfitters.


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)
12,380 4.9 % $20.35 $42,330 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.48 $15.21 $20.22 $24.61 $28.81
Annual Wage (2) $23,870 $31,640 $42,050 $51,190 $59,920


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)
Ship and Boat Building 5,660 4.50 $21.32 $44,340
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 1,960 0.58 $18.29 $38,050
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 850 0.17 $24.93 $51,840
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 830 0.04 $25.82 $53,700
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 320 0.34 $17.57 $36,540

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 5,660 4.50 $21.32 $44,340
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 1,960 0.58 $18.29 $38,050
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 320 0.34 $17.57 $36,540
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 320 0.23 $14.75 $30,680
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 850 0.17 $24.93 $51,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 830 0.04 $25.82 $53,700
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 850 0.17 $24.93 $51,840
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $22.30 $46,390
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 40 0.09 $21.75 $45,250
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 70 0.04 $21.52 $44,770


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)
Texas 1,340 0.13 1.33 $17.23 $35,840
Louisiana 800 0.43 4.49 $20.01 $41,630
Washington 700 0.25 2.68 $25.43 $52,900
Illinois 660 0.12 1.24 $17.83 $37,080
Virginia 570 0.16 1.65 $20.92 $43,510




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)
Rhode Island 260 0.58 6.14 $21.20 $44,100
Louisiana 800 0.43 4.49 $20.01 $41,630
Maine 220 0.37 3.90 $23.60 $49,090
Washington 700 0.25 2.68 $25.43 $52,900
Virginia 570 0.16 1.65 $20.92 $43,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 700 0.25 2.68 $25.43 $52,900
Oregon 40 0.03 0.29 $24.77 $51,530
Maine 220 0.37 3.90 $23.60 $49,090
Arizona 40 0.02 0.17 $22.49 $46,790
California (8) (8) (8) $21.77 $45,280





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)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 450 0.62 6.54 $21.80 $45,340
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 400 0.15 1.60 $17.65 $36,710
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 320 0.59 6.19 $20.68 $43,010
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 240 0.17 1.76 $25.81 $53,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.43 $17.67 $36,750
Jacksonville, FL 130 0.22 2.31 $19.96 $41,520
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 120 0.16 1.69 (8) (8)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.08 0.83 $15.21 $31,630
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 0.76 $21.92 $45,590
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 90 0.09 0.90 $21.53 $44,790




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)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 450 0.62 6.54 $21.80 $45,340
Dothan, AL 30 0.60 6.31 $12.68 $26,370
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 320 0.59 6.19 $20.68 $43,010
Montgomery, AL 50 0.32 3.37 $16.64 $34,610
Jacksonville, FL 130 0.22 2.31 $19.96 $41,520
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 240 0.17 1.76 $25.81 $53,680
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 120 0.16 1.69 (8) (8)
Lancaster, PA 30 0.15 1.60 $19.38 $40,320
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 400 0.15 1.60 $17.65 $36,710
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 60 0.13 1.32 $13.94 $29,000




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)
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 50 0.06 0.58 $27.61 $57,430
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.04 0.40 $26.16 $54,420
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 240 0.17 1.76 $25.81 $53,680
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 30 0.02 0.18 $24.47 $50,890
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.61 $49,120
Mobile, AL (8) (8) (8) $23.09 $48,030
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.09 $48,020
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.55 $22.81 $47,450
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 0.76 $21.92 $45,590
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 450 0.62 6.54 $21.80 $45,340

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.28 2.94 $16.44 $34,190
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 2.87 $21.31 $44,320
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 3.69 $19.02 $39,570
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 2.13 $18.07 $37,590
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 3.47 $13.91 $28,940

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)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 3.69 $19.02 $39,570
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 3.47 $13.91 $28,940
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.28 2.94 $16.44 $34,190
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 2.87 $21.31 $44,320
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 2.13 $18.07 $37,590

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 Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 2.87 $21.31 $44,320
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 3.69 $19.02 $39,570
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 2.13 $18.07 $37,590
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.68 $36,770
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.36 $36,110


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