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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
8,150 4.3 % $23.51 $48,900 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.47 $18.39 $24.01 $28.39 $31.35
Annual Wage (2) $30,090 $38,240 $49,940 $59,050 $65,200


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 2,490 1.77 $25.77 $53,600
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,090 0.05 $26.11 $54,320
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 1,080 0.22 $19.25 $40,040
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 640 0.12 $27.87 $57,980
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 380 0.05 $21.96 $45,680

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 2,490 1.77 $25.77 $53,600
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 1,080 0.22 $19.25 $40,040
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 280 0.20 $15.03 $31,250
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 640 0.12 $27.87 $57,980
Foundries 120 0.10 $24.72 $51,420

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 640 0.12 $27.87 $57,980
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 70 0.01 $26.63 $55,390
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $26.53 $55,180
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,090 0.05 $26.11 $54,320
Ship and Boat Building 2,490 1.77 $25.77 $53,600


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)
Virginia 850 0.22 3.92 $23.85 $49,600
Maine 810 1.32 23.79 $25.51 $53,060
Washington 710 0.21 3.87 $28.44 $59,150
Kansas 560 0.40 7.29 $26.72 $55,580
Alabama 520 0.26 4.77 $14.20 $29,530




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)
Maine 810 1.32 23.79 $25.51 $53,060
Kansas 560 0.40 7.29 $26.72 $55,580
Alabama 520 0.26 4.77 $14.20 $29,530
Virginia 850 0.22 3.92 $23.85 $49,600
Washington 710 0.21 3.87 $28.44 $59,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 50 0.03 0.51 $30.53 $63,490
Louisiana 130 0.07 1.24 $29.03 $60,370
Washington 710 0.21 3.87 $28.44 $59,150
Kansas 560 0.40 7.29 $26.72 $55,580
Rhode Island 50 0.10 1.80 $25.51 $53,060





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 630 0.84 15.05 $24.97 $51,930
Wichita, KS 560 1.84 33.14 $26.66 $55,450
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 520 5.77 103.92 $26.80 $55,740
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 250 0.49 8.77 $13.85 $28,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 150 0.02 0.44 $21.20 $44,100
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 120 0.08 1.43 $22.27 $46,330
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 100 0.03 0.60 $21.02 $43,710
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 90 0.09 1.60 $21.25 $44,190
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 80 0.14 2.46 $23.62 $49,120
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 70 0.02 0.44 $20.91 $43,500




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)
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 520 5.77 103.92 $26.80 $55,740
Wichita, KS 560 1.84 33.14 $26.66 $55,450
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 630 0.84 15.05 $24.97 $51,930
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 30 0.62 11.14 $13.76 $28,620
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 250 0.49 8.77 $13.85 $28,810
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 80 0.14 2.46 $23.62 $49,120
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 40 0.14 2.58 $26.25 $54,600
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 90 0.09 1.60 $21.25 $44,190
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 60 0.09 1.59 $21.95 $45,660
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 120 0.08 1.43 $22.27 $46,330




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 30 0.01 0.21 $27.41 $57,020
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 520 5.77 103.92 $26.80 $55,740
Wichita, KS 560 1.84 33.14 $26.66 $55,450
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 40 0.14 2.58 $26.25 $54,600
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 630 0.84 15.05 $24.97 $51,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (8) (8) (8) $24.90 $51,790
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $23.76 $49,420
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 80 0.14 2.46 $23.62 $49,120
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50 0.04 0.70 $23.47 $48,810
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 30 0.01 0.25 $22.93 $47,680

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)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 3.87 $27.28 $56,750

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)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 3.87 $27.28 $56,750

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)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 3.87 $27.28 $56,750
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.95 $31,100


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020