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

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)
18,740 4.4 % $ 18.98 $ 39,480 0.9 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.86 $ 14.46 $ 17.78 $ 22.08 $ 27.97
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,820 $ 30,070 $ 36,990 $ 45,920 $ 58,180


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 6,070 0.17 $ 16.88 $ 35,100
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 950 0.21 $ 19.29 $ 40,120
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 700 0.05 $ 19.22 $ 39,970
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 690 0.25 $ 18.63 $ 38,740
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 650 0.14 $ 20.51 $ 42,650

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)
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 570 1.02 $ 20.58 $ 42,810
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 540 0.39 $ 19.32 $ 40,190
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 190 0.35 $ 16.16 $ 33,620
Foundries 340 0.34 $ 21.28 $ 44,250
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 690 0.25 $ 18.63 $ 38,740

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)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 650 0.03 $ 30.60 $ 63,660
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 150 0.04 $ 24.33 $ 50,610
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 390 0.08 $ 24.13 $ 50,180
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $ 23.90 $ 49,720
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $ 23.08 $ 48,000


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.



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


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)
Tennessee 2,920 0.98 7.36 $ 17.31 $ 36,010
California 2,380 0.14 1.08 $ 19.48 $ 40,510
Texas 1,790 0.15 1.10 $ 17.52 $ 36,450
Ohio 1,040 0.20 1.50 $ 19.87 $ 41,320
Pennsylvania 760 0.14 1.03 $ 18.80 $ 39,100


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


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 2,920 0.98 7.36 $ 17.31 $ 36,010
New Hampshire 500 0.79 5.92 $ 17.55 $ 36,510
Oregon 660 0.36 2.72 $ 19.76 $ 41,100
Montana 100 0.22 1.65 $ 19.51 $ 40,580
Washington 650 0.20 1.52 $ 21.65 $ 45,020


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


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 0.74 $ 25.17 $ 52,360
Massachusetts 470 0.14 1.03 $ 24.31 $ 50,570
Kansas 110 0.08 0.59 $ 22.97 $ 47,770
Virginia 250 0.07 0.50 $ 22.25 $ 46,290
North Carolina 160 0.04 0.27 $ 21.96 $ 45,670



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


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 990 0.17 1.30 $ 20.17 $ 41,940
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 730 0.74 5.58 $ 18.30 $ 38,050
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 540 0.15 1.13 $ 17.93 $ 37,300
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 430 0.15 1.12 $ 16.94 $ 35,230
Chattanooga, TN-GA 410 1.66 12.48 $ 16.24 $ 33,770
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 390 0.35 2.61 $ 20.44 $ 42,510
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 390 0.09 0.68 $ 17.63 $ 36,670
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 340 0.24 1.84 $ 17.26 $ 35,890
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 310 0.20 1.54 $ 18.69 $ 38,880
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 310 0.12 0.90 $ 23.60 $ 49,080


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


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)
Albany, OR 80 1.88 14.10 $ 27.53 $ 57,270
Jackson, TN 120 1.86 13.97 $ 16.25 $ 33,800
Chattanooga, TN-GA 410 1.66 12.48 $ 16.24 $ 33,770
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 120 1.04 7.83 $ 20.71 $ 43,070
Utica-Rome, NY 120 1.03 7.75 $ 17.47 $ 36,340
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 80 0.94 7.07 $ 31.33 $ 65,160
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 730 0.74 5.58 $ 18.30 $ 38,050
Janesville-Beloit, WI 50 0.74 5.55 $ 17.41 $ 36,210
Knoxville, TN 280 0.72 5.40 $ 16.16 $ 33,610
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 50 0.57 4.30 $ 20.73 $ 43,130


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


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)
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 80 0.94 7.07 $ 31.33 $ 65,160
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 70 0.42 3.13 $ 28.11 $ 58,460
Albany, OR 80 1.88 14.10 $ 27.53 $ 57,270
Oklahoma City, OK 130 0.22 1.64 $ 26.17 $ 54,440
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 60 0.06 0.45 $ 26.04 $ 54,160
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 250 0.13 0.96 $ 24.39 $ 50,730
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $ 24.23 $ 50,400
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $ 24.15 $ 50,230
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 310 0.12 0.90 $ 23.60 $ 49,080
Reno, NV 30 0.14 1.02 $ 23.48 $ 48,830

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 Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 220 2.22 16.72 $ 16.90 $ 35,150
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 0.65 4.85 $ 21.26 $ 44,210
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 150 1.43 10.76 $ 15.38 $ 31,980
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.45 3.38 $ 19.06 $ 39,650
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 4.32 $ 14.79 $ 30,770

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 Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 220 2.22 16.72 $ 16.90 $ 35,150
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 150 1.43 10.76 $ 15.38 $ 31,980
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.80 6.03 $ 19.71 $ 41,010
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 0.65 4.85 $ 21.26 $ 44,210
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 4.32 $ 14.79 $ 30,770

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 0.65 4.85 $ 21.26 $ 44,210
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.80 6.03 $ 19.71 $ 41,010
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.45 3.38 $ 19.06 $ 39,650
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.93 $ 18.55 $ 38,580
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 1.01 $ 17.85 $ 37,120


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