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

51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

All metal workers and plastic workers not listed separately.


National estimates for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
Industry profile for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
Geographic profile for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

National estimates for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other:

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

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
21,140 5.0 % $ 18.98 $ 39,490 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.22 $ 14.00 $ 17.08 $ 22.44 $ 29.66
Annual Wage (2) $ 25,430 $ 29,120 $ 35,520 $ 46,680 $ 61,700


Industry profile for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other:

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 7,250 0.23 $ 17.63 $ 36,680
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,650 0.29 $ 14.98 $ 31,160
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 1,450 0.32 $ 20.73 $ 43,110
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 680 0.03 $ 29.59 $ 61,540
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 590 0.12 $ 19.18 $ 39,900

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundries 460 0.44 $ 21.85 $ 45,450
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 250 0.42 $ 25.47 $ 52,990
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 190 0.35 $ 18.92 $ 39,350
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 280 0.34 $ 20.74 $ 43,150
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 180 0.33 $ 16.78 $ 34,910

Top paying industries for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 410 0.08 $ 30.44 $ 63,310
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 680 0.03 $ 29.59 $ 61,540
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 40 0.04 $ 28.19 $ 58,620
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 250 0.42 $ 25.47 $ 52,990
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $ 23.71 $ 49,320


Geographic profile for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other:

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





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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,620 0.16 1.05 $ 20.13 $ 41,860
Tennessee 2,530 0.87 5.74 $ 16.25 $ 33,810
Michigan 2,120 0.54 3.55 $ 16.54 $ 34,400
Texas 1,760 0.15 0.96 $ 20.76 $ 43,180
Pennsylvania 1,120 0.20 1.33 $ 19.89 $ 41,370




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 2,530 0.87 5.74 $ 16.25 $ 33,810
New Hampshire 520 0.84 5.51 $ 18.04 $ 37,520
Michigan 2,120 0.54 3.55 $ 16.54 $ 34,400
Oregon 810 0.45 2.95 $ 21.24 $ 44,190
Washington 790 0.25 1.63 $ 22.41 $ 46,620




Top paying states for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 150 0.10 0.63 $ 25.63 $ 53,300
Georgia 410 0.10 0.63 $ 23.39 $ 48,660
Minnesota 390 0.15 0.96 $ 22.54 $ 46,880
Washington 790 0.25 1.63 $ 22.41 $ 46,620
Iowa 100 0.07 0.44 $ 22.35 $ 46,480





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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 890 0.15 1.01 $ 19.77 $ 41,110
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 660 0.19 1.22 $ 19.88 $ 41,350
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 630 0.56 3.65 $ 20.95 $ 43,580
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 570 0.13 0.86 $ 17.88 $ 37,190
Knoxville, TN 560 1.49 9.83 $ 14.62 $ 30,410
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 440 0.16 1.07 $ 18.63 $ 38,740
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 440 0.22 1.47 $ 24.72 $ 51,410
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 390 0.13 0.87 (8) (8)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 320 0.18 1.17 $ 18.85 $ 39,200
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 300 0.16 1.06 $ 23.96 $ 49,830




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Morristown, TN 190 4.44 29.24 $ 14.42 $ 30,000
Knoxville, TN 560 1.49 9.83 $ 14.62 $ 30,410
Jonesboro, AR 70 1.28 8.39 $ 17.76 $ 36,940
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 210 1.07 7.04 (8) (8)
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 70 0.65 4.30 $ 23.32 $ 48,500
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 630 0.56 3.65 $ 20.95 $ 43,580
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 120 0.48 3.13 $ 21.08 $ 43,840
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 280 0.46 3.03 $ 16.78 $ 34,910
Lexington-Fayette, KY 120 0.45 2.96 $ 17.20 $ 35,770
York-Hanover, PA 70 0.38 2.52 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 60 0.34 2.24 $ 31.28 $ 65,060
Oklahoma City, OK 130 0.22 1.44 $ 26.03 $ 54,150
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 440 0.22 1.47 $ 24.72 $ 51,410
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 0.11 0.74 $ 24.07 $ 50,070
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 260 0.11 0.72 $ 23.97 $ 49,850
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 300 0.16 1.06 $ 23.96 $ 49,830
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 160 0.12 0.81 $ 23.56 $ 49,000
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 70 0.65 4.30 $ 23.32 $ 48,500
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 23.16 $ 48,160
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 120 0.48 3.13 $ 21.08 $ 43,840

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 300 2.46 16.17 $ 13.34 $ 27,750
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 230 2.36 15.56 $ 16.89 $ 35,130
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 100 0.81 5.30 $ 14.91 $ 31,010
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.49 3.19 $ 19.03 $ 39,580
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.37 2.40 $ 16.65 $ 34,630

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 300 2.46 16.17 $ 13.34 $ 27,750
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 230 2.36 15.56 $ 16.89 $ 35,130
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.87 5.74 $ 21.98 $ 45,720
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 100 0.81 5.30 $ 14.91 $ 31,010
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.49 3.19 $ 19.03 $ 39,580

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.87 5.74 $ 21.98 $ 45,720
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 1.76 $ 19.45 $ 40,450
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.49 3.19 $ 19.03 $ 39,580
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 18.06 $ 37,570
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 1.92 $ 17.25 $ 35,880


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.

(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