Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend plating or coating machines to coat metal or plastic products with chromium, zinc, copper, cadmium, nickel, or other metal to protect or decorate surfaces. Includes electrolytic processes.


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)
35,640 2.8 % $15.83 $32,930 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.97 $11.89 $14.69 $18.60 $23.68
Annual Wage (2) $20,730 $24,720 $30,550 $38,680 $49,250


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)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 20,590 14.64 $15.21 $31,640
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 2,220 0.60 $15.21 $31,630
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 930 0.17 $17.80 $37,020
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 910 0.33 $15.76 $32,780
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 790 0.21 $16.07 $33,430

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 20,590 14.64 $15.21 $31,640
Hardware Manufacturing 160 0.69 $15.27 $31,760
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 380 0.63 $16.69 $34,710
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 270 0.61 $14.85 $30,880
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 2,220 0.60 $15.21 $31,630

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) 330 0.02 $25.09 $52,180
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 350 0.07 $21.83 $45,410
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 60 0.07 $21.47 $44,660
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 490 0.54 $19.90 $41,390
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 60 0.06 $19.78 $41,140


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)
California 4,190 0.27 1.05 $15.69 $32,630
Texas 2,680 0.23 0.89 $14.45 $30,050
Michigan 2,590 0.63 2.42 $14.13 $29,390
Ohio 2,530 0.48 1.85 $14.40 $29,960
Illinois 2,250 0.38 1.49 $16.71 $34,760



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)
Indiana 2,090 0.71 2.74 $15.34 $31,910
Michigan 2,590 0.63 2.42 $14.13 $29,390
Rhode Island 280 0.59 2.29 $14.59 $30,340
Wisconsin 1,610 0.58 2.25 $15.78 $32,820
Nebraska 550 0.58 2.25 $16.25 $33,790



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 40 0.08 0.31 $19.71 $41,010
West Virginia 220 0.32 1.22 $19.35 $40,240
Washington 480 0.16 0.63 $18.16 $37,770
Oklahoma 640 0.40 1.55 $18.15 $37,750
Pennsylvania 1,960 0.34 1.33 $17.97 $37,380




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.35 1.37 $16.32 $33,960
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.35 1.37 $16.94 $35,230
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 950 0.32 1.26 $14.58 $30,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 900 0.48 1.85 $14.51 $30,180
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 700 0.46 1.77 $14.66 $30,490
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 650 0.55 2.13 $15.04 $31,270
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 610 0.73 2.83 $15.77 $32,800
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 580 0.57 2.19 $13.80 $28,700
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 480 1.82 7.03 $18.76 $39,030
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 480 0.66 2.55 $13.89 $28,890



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)
Monroe, MI 220 5.78 22.38 $13.36 $27,790
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 130 3.03 11.72 $17.71 $36,830
Lincoln, NE 380 2.19 8.48 $16.42 $34,150
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 480 1.82 7.03 $18.76 $39,030
Muskegon, MI 110 1.76 6.82 (8) (8)
Columbus, IN 90 1.75 6.76 $12.25 $25,480
Elmira, NY 60 1.60 6.18 $15.36 $31,940
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 190 1.53 5.90 $12.93 $26,900
Odessa, TX 100 1.28 4.94 $13.76 $28,620
Erie, PA 140 1.11 4.28 $20.25 $42,120



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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 0.29 $28.64 $59,560
Decatur, AL 50 0.99 3.82 $22.33 $46,460
New Haven, CT 50 0.19 0.75 $22.13 $46,030
Greensboro-High Point, NC 110 0.30 1.15 $21.88 $45,500
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.65 $42,950
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 30 0.75 2.90 $20.47 $42,590
Erie, PA 140 1.11 4.28 $20.25 $42,120
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.65 2.50 $19.99 $41,580
Pittsburgh, PA 280 0.24 0.94 $19.89 $41,370
Oklahoma City, OK 130 0.22 0.85 $19.87 $41,330

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 280 0.86 3.32 $12.00 $24,960
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 240 1.13 4.38 $13.79 $28,680
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 210 1.02 3.94 $14.90 $30,990
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 190 1.13 4.36 $15.86 $32,990
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.69 2.66 $13.86 $28,830

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)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 2.06 7.96 $16.12 $33,530
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 190 1.13 4.36 $15.86 $32,990
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 240 1.13 4.38 $13.79 $28,680
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 1.09 4.20 $18.93 $39,370
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 100 1.06 4.10 $15.04 $31,290

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)
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 1.09 4.20 $18.93 $39,370
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 0.81 $18.85 $39,220
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.79 $39,080
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.09 $18.11 $37,670
Central New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.99 $37,420


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