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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
Industry profile for Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
Geographic profile for Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic

National estimates for Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,570 4.4 % $ 24.51 $ 50,980 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.70 $ 19.50 $ 25.14 $ 29.45 $ 32.61
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,580 $ 40,570 $ 52,300 $ 61,260 $ 67,830


Industry profile for Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ship and Boat Building 2,400 1.75 $ 26.76 $ 55,660
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,090 0.05 $ 27.57 $ 57,350
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 920 0.19 $ 19.94 $ 41,470
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 600 0.12 $ 28.90 $ 60,100
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 340 0.05 $ 20.96 $ 43,610

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ship and Boat Building 2,400 1.75 $ 26.76 $ 55,660
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 920 0.19 $ 19.94 $ 41,470
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 180 0.13 $ 16.84 $ 35,020
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 600 0.12 $ 28.90 $ 60,100
Foundries 100 0.09 $ 24.84 $ 51,680

Top paying industries for Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 50 (7) $ 32.89 $ 68,400
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 600 0.12 $ 28.90 $ 60,100
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,090 0.05 $ 27.57 $ 57,350
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 300 0.02 $ 27.27 $ 56,720
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 50 0.01 $ 27.26 $ 56,710


Geographic profile for Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic:

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





States with the highest employment level in Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 830 0.22 4.12 $ 24.72 $ 51,410
Maine 810 1.42 26.02 $ 26.71 $ 55,550
Washington 710 0.22 4.09 $ 29.94 $ 62,280
Alabama 410 0.22 4.00 $ 13.41 $ 27,900
California 370 0.02 0.42 $ 24.51 $ 50,980




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 810 1.42 26.02 $ 26.71 $ 55,550
Virginia 830 0.22 4.12 $ 24.72 $ 51,410
Washington 710 0.22 4.09 $ 29.94 $ 62,280
Alabama 410 0.22 4.00 $ 13.41 $ 27,900
Rhode Island 40 0.09 1.71 $ 25.26 $ 52,550




Top paying states for Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $ 31.92 $ 66,400
Washington 710 0.22 4.09 $ 29.94 $ 62,280
New York 50 0.01 0.11 $ 28.83 $ 59,970
Maryland 130 0.05 0.94 $ 28.21 $ 58,670
Maine 810 1.42 26.02 $ 26.71 $ 55,550





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic:

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 600 0.84 15.40 $ 26.18 $ 54,460
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 540 6.29 115.51 $ 29.15 $ 60,630
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 130 0.25 4.65 $ 14.11 $ 29,350
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 120 0.12 2.23 $ 21.52 $ 44,750
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 110 0.08 1.47 $ 24.32 $ 50,590
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 110 0.04 0.68 $ 21.18 $ 44,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 110 0.02 0.34 $ 27.89 $ 58,020
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 0.93 $ 24.66 $ 51,300
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 90 0.03 0.61 $ 22.28 $ 46,340
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 80 0.15 2.67 $ 22.28 $ 46,350




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 540 6.29 115.51 $ 29.15 $ 60,630
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 600 0.84 15.40 $ 26.18 $ 54,460
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 130 0.25 4.65 $ 14.11 $ 29,350
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 40 0.25 4.51 $ 20.82 $ 43,310
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 80 0.15 2.67 $ 22.28 $ 46,350
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 120 0.12 2.23 $ 21.52 $ 44,750
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 60 0.10 1.83 $ 23.01 $ 47,870
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 110 0.08 1.47 $ 24.32 $ 50,590
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 0.93 $ 24.66 $ 51,300
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 110 0.04 0.68 $ 21.18 $ 44,050




Top paying metropolitan areas for Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 540 6.29 115.51 $ 29.15 $ 60,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 110 0.02 0.34 $ 27.89 $ 58,020
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 600 0.84 15.40 $ 26.18 $ 54,460
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 70 0.02 0.29 $ 25.65 $ 53,350
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 0.93 $ 24.66 $ 51,300
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $ 24.57 $ 51,100
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 110 0.08 1.47 $ 24.32 $ 50,590
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 60 0.10 1.83 $ 23.01 $ 47,870
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $ 22.90 $ 47,620
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 40 0.02 0.30 $ 22.34 $ 46,460


About May 2020 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021