Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
10,660 5.1 % $22.32 $46,430 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.66 $16.91 $21.41 $26.94 $32.15
Annual Wage (2) $28,410 $35,170 $44,530 $56,030 $66,870


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 3,420 2.47 $22.65 $47,110
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 1,590 0.43 $19.30 $40,140
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,050 0.22 $31.51 $65,540
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,010 0.05 $24.60 $51,170
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 450 0.32 $15.25 $31,720

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 3,420 2.47 $22.65 $47,110
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 1,590 0.43 $19.30 $40,140
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 450 0.32 $15.25 $31,720
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,050 0.22 $31.51 $65,540
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 130 0.13 $20.26 $42,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,050 0.22 $31.51 $65,540
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,010 0.05 $24.60 $51,170
Foundries 120 0.09 $23.55 $48,980
Plastics Product Manufacturing 410 0.07 $22.95 $47,740
Ship and Boat Building 3,420 2.47 $22.65 $47,110


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)
Mississippi 1,340 1.21 15.68 $22.16 $46,100
California 870 0.06 0.72 $20.37 $42,360
Alabama 820 0.44 5.63 $18.83 $39,160
Kansas 740 0.54 6.99 $31.60 $65,720
Texas 710 0.06 0.80 $19.94 $41,480



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)
Mississippi 1,340 1.21 15.68 $22.16 $46,100
Kansas 740 0.54 6.99 $31.60 $65,720
Alabama 820 0.44 5.63 $18.83 $39,160
Maine 240 0.40 5.18 $22.22 $46,220
Louisiana 690 0.36 4.62 $24.26 $50,460



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 740 0.54 6.99 $31.60 $65,720
Hawaii 100 0.16 2.11 $30.64 $63,730
Washington 690 0.23 2.97 $27.20 $56,580
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $25.39 $52,800
Utah 50 0.04 0.54 $25.32 $52,660




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)
Wichita, KS 720 2.44 31.58 $32.03 $66,630
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 490 0.67 8.67 $21.91 $45,570
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 480 0.87 11.21 $20.85 $43,360
Mobile, AL 330 1.95 25.29 $22.36 $46,500
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 250 0.19 2.41 $18.82 $39,150
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 220 0.07 0.96 $19.46 $40,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.05 0.64 $19.61 $40,780
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 180 0.37 4.75 $16.54 $34,410
St. Louis, MO-IL 160 0.12 1.58 $24.61 $51,190
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 100 0.07 0.86 $34.64 $72,040



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)
Wichita, KS 720 2.44 31.58 $32.03 $66,630
Mobile, AL 330 1.95 25.29 $22.36 $46,500
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 480 0.87 11.21 $20.85 $43,360
Dothan, AL 40 0.76 9.83 $13.64 $28,370
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 490 0.67 8.67 $21.91 $45,570
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 90 0.53 6.81 $23.56 $49,010
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 180 0.37 4.75 $16.54 $34,410
Urban Honolulu, HI 100 0.22 2.89 $30.64 $63,730
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 250 0.19 2.41 $18.82 $39,150
Chattanooga, TN-GA 40 0.16 2.08 $20.28 $42,180



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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 100 0.07 0.86 $34.64 $72,040
Wichita, KS 720 2.44 31.58 $32.03 $66,630
Urban Honolulu, HI 100 0.22 2.89 $30.64 $63,730
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 40 0.15 1.99 $28.79 $59,870
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.30 $54,700
St. Louis, MO-IL 160 0.12 1.58 $24.61 $51,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.02 0.31 $24.04 $50,010
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 90 0.53 6.81 $23.56 $49,010
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 70 0.06 0.73 $22.98 $47,790
Mobile, AL 330 1.95 25.29 $22.36 $46,500

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.94 $17.54 $36,480

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.94 $17.54 $36,480

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.94 $17.54 $36,480


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016