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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
6,840 6.6 % $ 25.16 $ 52,340 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.57 $ 18.97 $ 24.85 $ 29.63 $ 31.73
Annual Wage (2) $ 32,380 $ 39,460 $ 51,690 $ 61,620 $ 66,000


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 2,770 1.92 $ 26.96 $ 56,070
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,040 0.05 $ 28.74 $ 59,790
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 600 0.13 $ 25.81 $ 53,680
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 520 0.11 $ 21.20 $ 44,090
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 210 0.05 $ 15.75 $ 32,750

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 2,770 1.92 $ 26.96 $ 56,070
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 190 0.15 $ 15.41 $ 32,050
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 600 0.13 $ 25.81 $ 53,680
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 520 0.11 $ 21.20 $ 44,090
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 150 0.10 $ 13.87 $ 28,860

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 (8) (8) $ 34.10 $ 70,920
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 100 0.01 $ 29.80 $ 61,980
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,040 0.05 $ 28.74 $ 59,790
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 80 0.06 $ 27.29 $ 56,770
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 80 0.02 $ 27.10 $ 56,380


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.



Map of employment of layout workers, metal and plastic by state, May 2021


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 1,400 0.37 7.70 $ 27.30 $ 56,780
Washington 580 0.18 3.72 $ 30.51 $ 63,460
California 480 0.03 0.59 $ 24.21 $ 50,360
Texas 280 0.02 0.48 $ 21.72 $ 45,180
Georgia 280 0.06 1.34 $ 21.25 $ 44,200


Map of location quotient of layout workers, metal and plastic by state, May 2021


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)
Virginia 1,400 0.37 7.70 $ 27.30 $ 56,780
Maine 210 0.36 7.47 $ 26.94 $ 56,030
Washington 580 0.18 3.72 $ 30.51 $ 63,460
Alabama 240 0.12 2.53 $ 16.14 $ 33,580
Georgia 280 0.06 1.34 $ 21.25 $ 44,200


Map of annual mean wages of layout workers, metal and plastic by state, May 2021


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)
New York 70 0.01 0.16 $ 30.89 $ 64,250
Washington 580 0.18 3.72 $ 30.51 $ 63,460
Virginia 1,400 0.37 7.70 $ 27.30 $ 56,780
Maine 210 0.36 7.47 $ 26.94 $ 56,030
Maryland 40 0.01 0.29 $ 25.61 $ 53,260



Map of employment of layout workers, metal and plastic by area, May 2021


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)
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 490 5.64 116.17 $ 29.89 $ 62,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 240 0.04 0.85 $ 22.79 $ 47,410
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 100 0.08 1.55 $ 26.75 $ 55,630
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 90 0.18 3.64 $ 19.18 $ 39,890
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 70 0.03 0.52 $ 23.21 $ 48,290
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 60 0.02 0.34 $ 21.40 $ 44,500
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 50 0.33 6.76 $ 22.16 $ 46,090
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 0.03 0.60 $ 24.47 $ 50,890
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 40 0.02 0.32 $ 22.58 $ 46,960
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.08 1.55 $ 24.45 $ 50,860


Map of location quotient of layout workers, metal and plastic by area, May 2021


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 490 5.64 116.17 $ 29.89 $ 62,170
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 50 0.33 6.76 $ 22.16 $ 46,090
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 90 0.18 3.64 $ 19.18 $ 39,890
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 100 0.08 1.55 $ 26.75 $ 55,630
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.08 1.55 $ 24.45 $ 50,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 240 0.04 0.85 $ 22.79 $ 47,410
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 40 0.04 0.79 $ 23.72 $ 49,340
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 30 0.03 0.69 $ 25.06 $ 52,130
Pittsburgh, PA 30 0.03 0.66 $ 23.87 $ 49,660
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 0.03 0.60 $ 24.47 $ 50,890


Map of annual mean wages of layout workers, metal and plastic by area, May 2021


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)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 40 0.02 0.41 $ 37.04 $ 77,050
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 490 5.64 116.17 $ 29.89 $ 62,170
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $ 27.80 $ 57,820
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 100 0.08 1.55 $ 26.75 $ 55,630
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 30 0.02 0.31 $ 26.20 $ 54,490
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 30 0.03 0.69 $ 25.06 $ 52,130
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 0.03 0.60 $ 24.47 $ 50,890
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.08 1.55 $ 24.45 $ 50,860
Pittsburgh, PA 30 0.03 0.66 $ 23.87 $ 49,660
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 40 0.04 0.79 $ 23.72 $ 49,340


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022